“I remember Elliot Page, in one of the ‘X-Men,’ sat as close as we are now. And I had to speak when they’d finished, and I couldn’t hear what they were saying,” McKellen said. “Nobody could hear what they were saying. So, I said, ‘Look, if you can’t speak up, would you mind when you’re finished speaking, just dropping your hand so I know when you’ve finished speaking?’”
McKellen continued, “And then they came out [as gay] years later, and suddenly you couldn’t stop them talking. You heard everything. And now…they’re Elliot. And I’m so happy for Elliot. And so disappointed in myself that I didn’t detect what their difficulty was with communicating.”
– Out gay actor Sir Ian McKellen [who plays Magneto in X-Men} using a recent interview with Attitude Magazine to show support for his “X-Men” co-star Elliot Page [who played Kitty Pryd] after he came out as transgender in a December social media post.