Elliot Page back on set of The Umbrella Academy for the first time since coming out as trans


Elliot Page has been pictured back on set of The Umbrella Academy for the first time since the actor came out as trans last December. 

The 34-year-old actor was scene filming an exterior scene in in Hamilton, Canada, on Tuesday for season three of the hit Netflix show, alongside co-star Emmy Raver-Lampman, who plays character Allison Hargreeves. 

It is not clear if Elliot was dressed fully in character while on set, as he appeared to have the exact same hairstyle when he appeared with Oprah Winfrey during an interview on Apple TV last month. 

The actor plays Vanya Hargreaves, a cisgender lesbian, on the series. 

Back to work! Elliot Page pictured back on set of The Umbrella Academy for the first time since coming out as trans… as the actor gets to work on season three on Tuesday in Canada

Last week, Elliot has teased a return to show on Instagram by posting a mirror selfie, that also displayed the show’s logo on a piece of paper in what appeared to be his dressing room.  

Elliot had previously posted about returning to work in February, days after six cast members were granted a massive pay raise when banding together to approach Netflix’s higher-ups with demands for salary negotiations after the show was picked up for another season.

Page — who is best known for his role in the teen drama Juno — announced in December that he was transgender and that his pronouns are ‘he and they.’ 

Netflix confirmed that he would stay on in his role as Vanya in The Umbrella Academy, a role he has portrayed for two seasons. 

Business as usual: The 34-year-old actor was scene filming an exterior scene in in Hamilton, Canada, on Tuesday alongside co-star Emmy Raver-Lampman

Business as usual: The 34-year-old actor was scene filming an exterior scene in in Hamilton, Canada, on Tuesday alongside co-star Emmy Raver-Lampman

While many lauded Netflix for the decision and wondered if show writers would now make Vanya’s character transgender, others questioned and shared their confusion, with some fans calling it ‘political correctness gone crazy’ that Elliot will continue playing a female character despite coming out as a transgender person.

The show has been a massive hit for Netflix and the second season topped Nielsen’s first-ever streaming rankings in September.

David Castaneda, Aidan Gallagher, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Justin Min and Robert Sheehan approached the streaming service and pushed for higher paychecks in February.

Ready to go! Elliot Page is back on set of Umbrella Academy to film season three of the popular Netflix show

Ready to go! Elliot Page is back on set of Umbrella Academy to film season three of the popular Netflix show

Each of the actors will now earn more than $200,000 per episode as part of the renegotiation, according to Variety.

Elliot also reportedly received a boost in pay, but was not involved in the negotiations as they had a separate contract earning a higher rate as the star of the show.

Umbrella Academy is based on the comic books of the same name created and written by Gerard Way, illustrated by Gabriel Bá and published by Dark Horse Comics.

Action! Elliot Page shared a snap to Instagram of the back of a director's chair with the show's logo in February to announce: 'Omg we're back again'

Action! Elliot Page shared a snap to Instagram of the back of a director’s chair with the show’s logo in February to announce: ‘Omg we’re back again’

The actor — who said last month that he had known he was a boy since he was a toddler — reflected on how, before puberty, being a ‘tomboy’ was ‘accepted’ — but upon reaching adolescence, it was less so, and having to wear girls’ clothing made him feel ‘ill’ during an interview with Oprah Winfrey.

In fact, he ‘couldn’t express just the degree of pain that I was in’ while promoting his 2007 breakout film Juno, and can’t even look at photos of himself in the vintage Jean-Louis Scherrer dress he wore to the Oscars red carpet the following year, when he was nominated for Best Actress.

Several years later, Page admitted he ‘just lost it’ when his manager presented three dresses he could wear to the Paris premiere of Inception in 2010, and ‘collapsed’ in what was likely a ‘panic attack’ when he arrived back from the after party. 

Star power: David Castaneda, Aidan Gallagher, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Justin Min and Robert Sheehan approached the streaming service and asked for higher paychecks in February and will now earn more than $200,000 per episode as part of the renegotiation, according to Variety

Star power: David Castaneda, Aidan Gallagher, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Justin Min and Robert Sheehan approached the streaming service and asked for higher paychecks in February and will now earn more than $200,000 per episode as part of the renegotiation, according to Variety

Congrats: The show has been a massive hit for Netflix and the second season topped Nielsen's first-ever streaming rankings in September

Congrats: The show has been a massive hit for Netflix and the second season topped Nielsen’s first-ever streaming rankings in September



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