- JK Simmons called his “Juno” costar Elliot Page “iconic in a new way” for coming out as trans.
- The “Whiplash” star also called Page “a positive influence for a lot of people.”
- Page came out as trans in 2020, and later said he “100%” knew he was a boy since he was a toddler.
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JK Simmons says his “Juno” costar Elliot Page is “iconic in a new way” after Page came out as trans.
“It’s been great to watch that happen,” the “Whiplash” star told Yahoo Entertainment of Page’s transition, adding that the actor was still “iconic” before but has since become “a positive influence for a lot of people.”
Simmons and Page starred together in the 2007 comedy, with Page playing Simmons’ pregnant teen daughter Juno. Page even received a nomination for Best Actress at the Oscars that same year.
“I had an awesome time working on ‘Juno,’ Elliot’s been one of my favorite actors to watch since then, and a wonderful actor to work with,” Simmons said.
Page first publicly came out as trans in late 2020, sharing the news with his thousands of followers on social media.
“Hi friends, I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they and my name is Elliot. I feel lucky to be writing this. To be here. To have arrived at this place in my life,” he wrote in a lengthy statement shared on Twitter. “I feel overwhelming gratitude for the incredible people who have supported me along this journey. I can’t begin to express how remarkable it feels to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self.”
Page added that he uses both he/him and they/them pronouns, and credited the trans community for their inspiration.
After Page’s announcement, stars like Miley Cyrus, Mia Farrow, and Anna Kendrick all voiced their support for the actor on social media.
In an interview earlier this year, Page revealed that he “100%” knew he was a boy since he was a small child.
“Now I’m finally getting myself back to feeling like who I am,” he told Vanity Fair.