The much-anticipated third season of The Umbrella Academy premiered on June 22, and fans were thrilled to see both the show’s original cast and some fresh faces. Viktor Hargreeves, played by Elliot Page, was also introduced in Season 3; Elliot Page appeared on the programme as having come out as transgender.
Recently, Elliott Page made an appearance on “Late Night With Seth Meyers,” where they gave viewers a peek into the debates that took place behind the scenes before their “Umbrella Academy” character came out as transgender.
They also said “What I want to focus on right now and has been so extraordinary is the degree of joy that I feel,” Page told Meyers. “I feel a way that I really never thought possible for a long, long time. But of course, moments can be overwhelming.”
“It’s so unfortunate because it’s like, we’re all on the same team here. Whether you’re trans, nonbinary, gender nonconforming, cis — we all have these expectations and these limits and constraints because of people’s obsession with the binary. It’d be so special for us to all be able to connect and talk about how similar we are in all of our journeys.
Although the character of Page was revealed before the start of the show, many viewers were curious as to how Viktor would be presented. Transgender journalist Thomas Page McBee and showrunner Steve Blackman worked diligently to develop Page’s Viktor persona. Thomas explained how they investigated Viktor’s transformation in an interview with Esquire, saying, “The inventive challenges kept coming. Viktor could not have realised this about himself between seasons because the events of Season 3 pick up immediately after Season 2.”