Actor Elliot Page joined LA Times Book Club in Hollywood on June 8 to talk about his memoir Pageboy and his journey to becoming the world’s most famous transgender man.
The Umbrella Academy star opened up about growing up in Halifax, Canada, feeling uncomfortable in his own skin from a young age of six and feeling the unrelenting pressure to conform to the expectations of others.
Page said his once-strained relationship with his mother had improved significantly and she had become a staunch ally – one of many comments that drew enthusiastic applause from the crowd of more than 900 readers at the Montalban Theatre.
Page has joined the Times Community Book Club two days after the release of Pageboy.
In May, the Oscar-nominated actor wrapped filming on the fourth and final season of the Netflix series The Umbrella Academy.
“I just feel a lot better on set,” Page said during an interview with Times columnist Amy Kaufman. “More centered. more patient. There’s an ability to enjoy work that I haven’t felt in a very, very long time.”
Page chatted with Mae Martin, a comedian, actress, writer, and producer, at book club night. Martin stepped in for the event after actress Kate Mara had to cancel due to illness.
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