During an interview with “Esquire,” Elliot Page shares how his mental health was tested while promoting “Juno.” The movie was his big break in 2007, although no one knew what was going on inside the actor. It was still in the closet during the recordings. “When ‘Juno’ was at the height of its popularity, at award shows, I was in the closet. I wasn’t feeling well and didn’t know how to talk to someone about it,” Page said.
Elliott also describes a traumatic moment while promoting the film. Executives and film distributor Fox Searchlight demanded a dress on the red carpet. And that’s while Paige wanted nothing more than to wear a suit. Of course no one knew about his feelings, but he still describes that forcing someone to wear a certain style of clothing is “wrong.” “It’s easy for people to roll their eyes, but you know what? It was really extreme. I shouldn’t take it as ‘just an event.’ And aside from being transgender, it really had nothing to do with it.” So the actor wants to make sure that there are enough heterosexual women walking around who don’t want to wear dresses.
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