To say Elliot Web page has endured quite a bit throughout his time in Hollywood has been an understatement. The actor’s upcoming memoir Pageboy wastes no time entering into the nitty gritty about his experiences as a queer individual within the limelight (through People), together with a secret relationship with a closeted co-star and the “well-known asshole” who as soon as verbally assaulted him at a star-studded celebration.
Within the memoir, Web page makes use of “Ryan” because the code title for a co-star he started seeing romantically after they met on set; Ryan, a lady who wasn’t but out as homosexual, would maintain Web page’s hand at work. However she pretended to simply be platonic mates with Web page once they have been out — in the event that they even acknowledged one another in any respect. Nonetheless, the pair stored up a relationship for 2 years.
“A few of my mates didn’t even know I used to be in a relationship,” Web page stated. “In the end, I do assume she liked me. We liked one another and that was very actual in our bubble. It was improbable. , it was actually stunning. I admired about her and the way she impressed me in some ways. However feeling hidden was far too painful. That was inconceivable and never a sustainable relationship in any respect. And it taught me that I used to be not gonna do this once more.”
However the place Web page possible didn’t really feel hidden was a 2014 celebration in Los Angeles, at which she was approached by an “acquaintance” and fellow well-known actor. Web page remembers this actor telling him: “You aren’t homosexual. That doesn’t exist. You’re simply afraid of males.”
The actor’s verbal assaults then obtained extra violent, including: “I’m going to fuck you to make you notice you aren’t homosexual.” When the 2 bumped into one another in a while, Web page stated this individual instructed him: “I don’t have an issue with homosexual folks I swear.”
However fortunately, Web page has additionally discovered peace in “the form of ease and the flexibility to exist” he’s felt since popping out as trans in 2020. We’ll be capable of learn extra about that journey when Pageboy comes out June sixth — you may pre-order a duplicate here.
Final yr, Web page appeared in Season 3 of Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy.