The 34-year-old actor, known for roles in the movie Juno and Netflix series The Umbrella Academy, opened up about the experience in his first TV interview since coming out as trans in December 2020. Their conversation was filmed for the media mogul’s Apple TV+ series The Oprah Conversation and will start streaming on Friday, April 30.
When asked what part of his transition has brought him the most joy, Elliot said, “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.”
“It’s being able to touch my chest and feel comfortable in my body for the- probably the first time,” the actor told Oprah, tearing up. “Tears of joy.”