Elliot Page teases major change for Umbrella Academy character

Los Angeles, California - Elliot Page has revealed that his character on the Netflix series The Umbrella Academy will also be transgender.

On Tuesday, Elliot Page revealed that his character on the Netflix series The Umbrella Academy will also be transgender.
On Tuesday, Elliot Page revealed that his character on the Netflix series The Umbrella Academy will also be transgender.  © Collage: IMAGO/ZUMA Press & screenshot/instagram/elliotpage

While fans still have a few months before the return of the popular series, Page took to social media to tease a drastic transformation for his character.

On Tuesday, the actor shared a photo of himself on set sitting at a diner counter.

"Meet Viktor Hargreeves," Page captioned the image on Instagram and Twitter, alluding to the fact that the character is also transgender.

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The Juno star has played Vanya Hargreeves - whose superpowers are channeled through music - during the first two seasons of the show.

Entertainment Weekly also confirmed that Page's fictional counterpart will come out as transgender in season three of the Netflix series

The streaming app also shared Page's tweet, and wrote, "Welcome to the family, Viktor - we're so happy you're here."

Page came out as transgender in December 2020.

"I love that I am trans. And I love that I am queer. And the more I hold myself close and fully embrace who I am, the more I dream, the more my heart grows and the more I thrive," he shared at the time in an emotional IG post.

"To all trans people who deal with harassment, self-loathing, abuse and the threat of violence every day: I see you, I love you and I will do everything I can to change this world for the better," Page added.

Elliot Page (m.) with costars on The Netflix Academy (from l to r): Aidan Gallagher, Justin H. Lin, Robert Sheehan, Tom Hopper, David Casta Eda, and Emmy Raver-Lampan.
Elliot Page (m.) with costars on The Netflix Academy (from l to r): Aidan Gallagher, Justin H. Lin, Robert Sheehan, Tom Hopper, David Casta Eda, and Emmy Raver-Lampan.  © imago/ZUMA Press

The Umbrella Academy is set to return to Netflix with its third season on June 22.

Cover photo: Collage: IMAGO/ZUMA Press & screenshot/instagram/elliotpage

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