Oscar-nominated actor and The Umbrella Academy star Elliot Page, 34, is writing a memoir about his film career and his experience as a transgender actor in Hollywood.
The memoir, titled Pageboy, will be published by Flatiron Books, a division of Macmillan, in 2023. “The memoir will delve into Page’s relationship with his body, his experiences as one of the most famous trans people in the world, and will cover mental health, assault, love, relationships, sex, and the cesspool that Hollywood can be,” according to Flatiron, as reported by AP News. Pageboy reportedly sold to Flatiron Books for over $3 million dollars, according to Deadline.
Page, 34, received recognition as an actor for his role in Hard Candy in 2005. He is also known for his breakthrough role in 2007’s Juno and starred in Christopher Nolan’s Inception in 2009. Page came out as transgender in December 2020 and confirmed his use of both he/him and they/them pronouns. “I feel lucky to be writing this. To be here. To have arrived at this place in my life,” Page wrote at the time.
They continued, “I feel overwhelming gratitude for the incredible people who have supported me along this journey. I can’t begin to express how remarkable it feels to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self. I’ve been endlessly inspired by so many in the trans community. Thank you for your courage, your generosity and ceaselessly working to make this world a more inclusive and compassionate place. I will offer whatever support I can and continue to strive for a more loving and equal society.”
“Elliot Page has given us fantastic characters on-screen, and has been an outspoken advocate for all LGBTQ people,” GLAAD Director of Transgender Media Nick Adams added. “He will now be an inspiration to countless trans and non-binary people. All transgender people deserve the chance to be ourselves and to be accepted for who we are. We celebrate the remarkable Elliot Page today.”
It was confirmed shortly after Page’s coming-out announcement that they would continue to portray Vanya Hargeeves on Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy, which is slated to return for a third season on a yet-to-be-specified release date. Season 3 wrapped production in 2021 and will focus on the Sparrow Academy. The first two seasons of The Umbrella Academy are currently streaming on Netflix.
Pageboy will be published by Flatiron Books in 2023.
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