Viktor Hargeeves to Mirror Elliot Page and the Actor’s Experience After Coming Out as Transgender in ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Season 3

Viktor Hargeeves to Mirror Elliot Page and the Actor’s Experience After Coming Out as Transgender in ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Season 3

Elliot Page plays one of the seven siblings of the Hargreeves family on Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy. It’s based on the popular comic book of the same name. Page’s character, Vanya Hargreeves, has the power to convert and manipulate sound waves. However, moving forward the actor’s character will be known as Viktor Hargreeves and not Vanya. The Umbrella Academy season 3 will showcase Vanya’s coming-out journey as he reveals himself to be a transgender.

The actor himself revealed the news on his Twitter account.

Following this update, Netflix’s LGBTQ+ page and The Umbrella Academy social handle tweeted a supportive and welcoming message.

The character’s transformation is a part of his storyline. The writers of the show have taken special care to ensure that the transformation is not a part of time travel or any other gimmicky element on the show. Fans will have to wait to find out how her story goes and how it impacts the other Hargreeves siblings until The Umbrella Academy premieres in June 2022.

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Elliot’s Page came out as a transgender in 2020

Much like other queer people, Elliot Page also struggled with his sexual identity for a good part of his life. He had immense pressure to look and act a certain way because of his profession.

He disclosed, “I felt like a boy. I wanted to be a boy. … I became a professional actor at the age of 10. Of course I had to look a certain way. I just never recognised myself. For a long time I could not even look at a photo of myself… [I didn’t know] how to explain to people that even though [I was] an actor, just putting on a T-shirt cut for a woman would make me so unwell.

The 35-year-old came out as transgender in 2020 through a heartfelt social media post. He expressed how he truly felt like himself after embracing himself and changing his name from Ellen to Elliot.

The superhero TV series teases multiple timelines, time travel, another family of superhero siblings, and bigger threats in the upcoming season.

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