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 particular person within the limelight (through Folks), 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 social gathering.
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 after 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 mates didn’t even know I used to be in a relationship,” Web page mentioned. “Finally, I do suppose she beloved me. We beloved one another and that was very actual in our bubble. It was implausible. You already know, 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 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 probably 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’re simply afraid of males.”
The actor’s verbal assaults then received 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 particular person instructed 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 flexibility 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 replica right here.
Final 12 months, Web page appeared in Season 3 of Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy.