Canadian actor Elliot Page has amused fans by sharing a topless selfie on his social media and joking that he was in fact testing a “new phone”.
The 34-year-old, who has appeared in films such as Juno and Inception, shared the topless image on his Instagram on Sunday and wrote: “Oh good my new phone works”.
More than 900,000 people have since liked the image with many commenting on the star’s toned abs and chest, which were seen in a bedroom mirror.
Page, who said in December last year he was transgender, has said in a recent interview that top surgery had been both “life-changing” and “life-saving”, as part of his transition.
He told Oprah Winfrey: “It’s, you know, getting out of the shower and the towel is 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 probably for the first time,” said Page.
Tommy Dorfman, who reintroduced herself as a trans woman this year, was among the dozens who replied to Page’s selfie by writing, “Brooooo.”
As did Ian Daniel, the host of documentary series Gaycation and a close friend of Page, who wrote: “You’re gonna break that phone tho with your intense hotness”.
“The mirror works too,” added Tourmaliiine, an LGBT+ artist and filmmaker.