Elliot Page Endured Panic Attacks Over Gender Issues While Promoting Juno, Inception

Published Apr 30 2021 at 5:06 PM GMT
  • In Elliot Page's first interview since coming out as trans in December, the actor told Oprah about his mounting pressures and stressors around gender as a performer in TV and movies.
  • One standout moment exemplary of the conversation, via Yahoo News, is Page's memories of fainting while on a press tour for Inception back in 2010.
  • There was so much press and so many premieres all around the world and I was wearing dresses and heels to pretty much every single event," Page said of Inception's media campaign.
  • Those expectations led and also contributed to a recurring pattern of panic attacks, which he says have "happened frequently in my life" every single aspect of who you are constantly being looked at and put in a box is a very binary system.
  • Page's experiences promoting Juno, the still-lauded 2008 quirky comedy--which led to Page's nominations for Best Actress for his role--were similarly stressful.



  • Published Apr 30, 2021 5:06 PM GMT