To say Elliot Web page has endured rather a lot throughout his time in Hollywood has been an understatement. The actor’s upcoming memoir Pageboy wastes no time stepping 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 identify for a co-star he started seeing romantically after they met on set; Ryan, a girl who wasn’t but out as homosexual, would maintain Web page’s hand at work. However she pretended to simply be platonic buddies with Web page once they have been out — in the event that they even acknowledged one another in any respect. Nonetheless, the pair saved up a relationship for 2 years.
“A few of my buddies didn’t even know I used to be in a relationship,” Web page mentioned. “Finally, I do assume she cherished me. We cherished one another and that was very actual in our bubble. It was unbelievable. You understand, it was actually lovely. I admired about her and the way she impressed me in some ways. However feeling hidden was far too painful. That was unimaginable and never a sustainable relationship in any respect. And it taught me that I used to be not gonna try this once more.”
However the place Web page doubtless didn’t really feel hidden was a 2014 party in Los Angeles, at which she was approached by an “acquaintance” and fellow well-known actor. Web page recollects this actor telling him: “You aren’t homosexual. That doesn’t exist. You might be simply afraid of males.”
The actor’s verbal assaults then acquired extra violent, including: “I’m going to fuck you to make you understand you aren’t homosexual.” When the 2 bumped into one another afterward, Web page mentioned this individual informed him: “I don’t have an issue with homosexual individuals I swear.”
However fortunately, Web page has additionally discovered peace in “the kind of ease and the power to exist” he’s felt since popping out as trans in 2020. We’ll be capable to 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.