Elliot Page announced that she is transgender in an open letter. In the wake of this, many fans wondered if the actor will continue to play Vanya at Umbrella Academy.
Via Twitter, star Elliot Page came out as transgender in an open letter and made it clear, through an emotional post, that his pronouns are now he/they. “I love being trans. And I love being queer, ” he said in his letter. As a result of this event, many fans wondered if the actor will continue to give life to Vanya Hargreeves, one of the main characters of the Umbrella Academy series.
After so many doubts and theories, Variety confirmed that Vanya will continue to be represented as a woman in the adaptation of the comic transmitted by Netflix, with the non-binary transgender page still in the role. “Trans actors can play trans and cisgender characters,” said GLAAD Transgender Media Director Nick Adams in a statement. “I am confident that Elliot will continue to be brilliant at Umbrella Academy and in many different types of roles in the future.”
Good changes on Netflix
Following this news about Elliot Page, it was revealed that Netflix is working to update the streaming service. Her goal is to make any role previously credited to Ellen Page read as Elliot Page. They have already achieved it with the Umbrella Academy datasheet, where the actor’s name appears in the cast list.
With his open letter, the actor managed to generate many emotions in the users of the social network, the fans, and of course the famous Hollywood people. There were many people who showed their support and celebrated his identity, with messages of affection and love. This list also included the official Netflix and Umbrella Academy accounts. They both commented to him that they loved him and were proud of their superhero.