To say Elliot Web page has endured loads throughout his time in Hollywood has been an understatement. The actor’s upcoming memoir Pageboy wastes no time moving into the nitty gritty about his experiences as a queer individual within the limelight (by way of Individuals), 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 get together.
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 associates with Web page after 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 associates didn’t even know I used to be in a relationship,” Web page mentioned. “In the end, I do suppose she cherished me. We cherished one another and that was very actual in our bubble. It was incredible. You already know, 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 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 probably 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 recollects this actor telling him: “You aren’t homosexual. That doesn’t exist. You’re simply afraid of males.”
The actor’s verbal assaults then received extra violent, including: “I’m going to fuck you to make you notice you aren’t homosexual.” When the 2 bumped into one another afterward, Web page mentioned this individual instructed him: “I don’t have an issue with homosexual individuals I swear.”
However fortunately, Web page has additionally discovered peace in “the form of ease and the power to exist” he’s felt since popping out as trans in 2020. We’ll have the ability to learn extra about that journey when Pageboy comes out June sixth — you’ll be able to pre-order a duplicate right here.
Final 12 months, Web page appeared in Season 3 of Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy.