Elliot Page has sat down with Oprah Winfrey in his first on-camera interview since announcing that he’s transgender in a letter shared on social media.
While the full interview hasn’t been released just yet, a clip from it shows Elliot revealing that he now feels comfortable in his body, “probably for the first time”.
Explaining this to Oprah, he shared, “It’s the little things…getting out of the shower and the towel’s around your waist and you’re looking at yourself in the mirror and you’re just like, ‘There I am’, and I’m not having the moment where I’m panicked.”
He continued, “I’m not having all these little moments that use to be… just being in a T-shirt.
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“It’s being able to touch my chest and feel comfortable in my body, probably for the first time.”
In another part of the interview, shared by Vanity Fair, Elliot speaks about the letter he shared with his fans revealing his news. “I was expressing this to people in my life much before posting that letter and telling people for the first time and knowing I wanted a moment, of course, to become comfortable in myself and to be able to kind of get to that point.
“For me, I think it is in this time we’re in right now and especially with this horrible backlash we’re seeing towards trans people, particularly trans youth, it really felt imperative to do so.”
Elliot’s interview is able to view from today, as part of The Oprah Conversation on Apple TV.