The reception to Page's announcement is a sign of progress. As the story notes, his agent has been bombarded by requests to work with him and he will continue playing the role of Vanya
in Netflix's The Umbrella Academy
, which is filming its third season now. “It seems like there’s a tremendous weight off his shoulders, a feeling of comfort,” showrunner Steve Blackman said of Page's return to The Umbrella Academy
set. “There’s a lightness, a lot more smiling.” These developments could have been celebrated more in Page's TIME
interview. The writer could have speculated on what future projects for an out transmasculine star could look like, rather than focusing on how much he hated watching himself on-screen before his transition.