After what Elliot page declared transgender through an emotional publication shared on social networks, tens of thousands of people expressed their support for the actor, who is currently one of the most popular faces thanks to his participation in The Umbrella Academy. In fact, after the news, some wondered if Page’s role would remain intact in the Netflix series, and now we know the answer.
According to information from Variety, Elliot Page will continue to play Vanya Hargreeves in the Umbrella Academy season 3. For his part, Nick Adams, director of transgender media for the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLADD), one of the largest LGBT activism organizations in the United States, stated the following:
“Trans actors can and do play trans and cisgender characters. I’m sure Elliot will continue to be brilliant at Umbrella Academy and in many different types of roles in the future.”
Netflix was one of the first companies to show support for Elliot Page via Twitter: “We are so proud of our superhero! We love you Elliot. We can’t wait to see you back in season three.” In addition, the streaming video platform quickly updated the actor’s name, which is already reflected in the description of the two seasons of The Umbrella Academy. IMDb also did the same to show the updated name in its database.
So proud of our superhero! WE LOVE YOU ELLIOT! Can’t wait to see you return in season 3!
– Netflix (@netflix) December 1, 2020
The third season of The Umbrella Academy was confirmed just last November. Although we still do not know the release date, Netflix announced that production will start in February 2021, so it is practically a fact that we will be able to enjoy it next year. It was clear that the service was going to continue betting on the series, since since its appearance in 2019 it has become one of the most popular original content.
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