Elliot Page says the response to Viktor's transition in The Umbrella Academy has made him so happy
23 June 2022, 12:11 | Updated: 23 January 2023, 17:22
Elliot Page opens up about Viktor coming out as trans in The Umbrella Academy
Viktor Hargreeves comes out as trans in The Umbrella Academy season 3.
Listen to this article
Elliot Page has opened up about what the reaction to Viktor's transition in The Umbrella Academy means to him as an actor.
Ahead of The Umbrella Academy season 3, Netflix confirmed that Elliot Page's character in series would be coming out as trans in the new batch of episodes after Elliot himself publicly came out as trans in 2020. On the day season 3 was released, fans immediately praised the TV series and Elliot for how they portray Viktor Hargreeves' transition in such a sensitive way.
Now, Elliot has addressed the response he's received from fans over Viktor's storyline in The Umbrella Academy season 3.
READ MORE: The Umbrella Academy season 4 will only have six episodes
Speaking on Good Morning America, Elliot was asked if he had any input in Viktor's transition on the show. Elliot said: "Yeah it was such an incredible experience with Steve Blackman our amazing showrunner and an incredible writer Thomas Page McBee, who wrote on a series I did a couple of years ago called Tales of the City, he came on board."
Praising Thomas, Elliot called him "an incredible, incredible author". He continued to say: "I'm really proud with what we came up with."
As for how he feels about the response from fans of the show to Viktor's transition, Elliot said: "So far it seems really positive which makes me feel happy in terms of the representation and hopefully it meaning something to people."
Elliot Page and Emmy Raver-Lampman talk new season of 'The Umbrella Academy' l GMA
Viktor comes out as trans in The Umbrella Academy season 3, episode 2 and it's beautiful to see how his siblings react in a supportive and caring way. You can watch the entire season on Netflix right now.
Read more about Umbrella Academy here:
- The Umbrella Academy season 4: Release date, cast, trailers, spoilers and news
- Umbrella Academy season 3 ending explained: Here's how it sets up season 4
- Here's how Viktor comes out as trans in The Umbrella Academy season 3
- Who dies in The Umbrella Academy season 3? All the deaths explained
- 22 biggest differences between The Umbrella Academy TV show and the comics
- 28 facts about The Umbrella Academy that you probably didn't know
WATCH: Javon Walton Wants To Play Iron Man And Join the MCU
Javon Walton Wants To Play Iron Man And Join The MCU | Umbrella Academy | PopBuzz Meets