Elliot Page tells Oprah about his decision to come out: ‘It felt imperative to do so’

In his first on-camera interview since disclosing he’s transgender, the Oscar-nominated actor told Oprah Winfrey why he felt he simply had to come out now.

“For me, I think in this time we’re in right now, and especially with this horrible backlash we’re seeing towards trans people, and particularly trans youth, it really felt imperative to do so,” he said.

The 34-year-old actor and longtime LGBTQ activist was a guest on an upcoming episode of “The Oprah Conversation.”

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Asked about the “a-ha moment” that made him decide to write a heartfelt Instagram post sharing with the world that “I am trans, my pronouns are he/they,” the “Umbrella Academy” star told Winfrey that, “It felt important and selfish for myself and my own well-being, and my mental health.”

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“And also with this platform I have, the privilege that I have, and knowing the pain and the difficulties and struggles I faced in my life, let alone what so many other people are facing, it absolutely felt crucial and important for me to share that,” he added.

“It’s the little [things],” he said. “Getting out of the shower and your towel is around your waist and you’re looking at the mirror and you’re just like, ‘Here I am.’”

A clip of the interview was shared by Vanity Fair, which also published an interview with the “Juno” star on Wednesday the first with a trans journalist.

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In March, Page was featured on the cover of Time, in an interview in which he fully embraced his role a trans equality warrior.

“Not only is Elliot Page a fine actor, he is also an advocate for equality and justice who continues to educate the world about who trans people really are and about why the current barrage of anti-trans bills promoted by fearmongering politicians are so harmful and unnecessary,” Nick Adams, GLAAD’s director of transgender representation, told the Daily News in a statement.

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