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Elliot Web page declined film position to keep away from carrying female garments: ‘I’d need to kill myself’

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Elliot Web page says he as soon as handed up an enormous film position – as a result of the considered having to put on female clothes made him need to “kill” himself.

“I’d think about myself in a lady’s costume from the mid-nineteenth century. The costume, the sneakers, the hair, flashed earlier than my eyes. It was an excessive amount of after having placed on the masks for awards season,” the “Juno” alum, who came out as transgender in December 2020, wrote in his new memoir, ”Pageboy.”

“I understood that if I have been to do it, I’d need to kill myself.”

Previous to transitioning, the “Umbrella Academy” actor shared in his tome that he was set to journey to England to play a “sought-after” position based mostly on a “well-known e book” following awards season.

Elliot Page signing memoirs
Elliot Web page wrote in his new memoir, “Pageboy,” that he turned down an enormous film position to keep away from carrying female clothes.
Elliot Page
Web page stated that the position would have made him need to “kill” himself.
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Nonetheless, he wrote that it grew to become “an excessive amount of” to play a female character on-screen when the position he “performed in [his] private life was suffocating [him] already.”

“I pushed myself to dispel the reality for worry of banishment, however I used to be despondent, trapped in a dismal disguise. An empty, aimless shell,” Web page elaborated.

“It wasn’t simple to clarify to my reps that I couldn’t tackle a task due to clothes. A face would scrunch up and tilt sideways, ‘However you’re an actor?’ Wardrobe fittings for movies ripped at my insides, talons gashing my organs.”

Elliott Page
Web page wrote that, previous to transitioning, having to “placed on the masks” to put on a costume and heels at “awards season” was already “an excessive amount of.”

Persevering with, he wrote, “I cringed on the means folks lit up when seeing me in female clothes, as if I had achieved a miraculous feat.”

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Whereas Web page didn’t reveal the title of the movie in his e book, Selection reported in 2008 that Web page had been forged in an adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s “Jane Eyre.” The position later went to actress Mia Wasikowska.

On Tuesday, Web page instructed ABC that his sensitivity towards his gender identification and carrying girls’s clothes was “sophisticated” as a result of he was sometimes met with a less-than-empathetic response attributable to his profession.

Shirtless Elliot Page in selfie
Web page made the announcement on his social media pages in December 2020 that he was transgender.

“Individuals would go, ‘Nicely, you’re an actor. Simply placed on the f–king garments.’ You understand? However for sure, it was a lot greater than that,” he stated.

In his memoir, Web page has since dropped a slew of bombshells together with affairs and run-ins with “a—gap” A-list actors.

He additionally claimed that he and “Juno” co-star Olivia Thirlby have been having intercourse “on a regular basis” whereas they filmed the 2007 teen being pregnant movie.

Elliot Page selfie in jean jacket and hat
The actor’s memoir was launched on June 6.

Web page alleged that the 2 had been spending a substantial period of time collectively and that sooner or later, in Thirlby’s lodge room, Thirlby “appeared immediately at me and stated point-blank, ‘I’m actually interested in you.’”

After confessing related sentiments, the 2 allegedly “began sucking face.”

“I had an all-encompassing want for her, she made me need in a means that was new, hopeful. It was one of many first instances somebody would make me c-m, the primary time I’d open up.”

Thirlby, who got here out as bisexual in a 2011 interview, married Jacques Pienaar in 2014. Web page Six has reached out to her rep for remark.

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