Oprah Winfrey admitted she was feeling nervous to the core before conducting her tear-jerking interview with Elliot Page.
The chat revolved around the actor’s experience of coming out as a trangender man and the many horrors that came with it.
Elliot Page is a Canadian actor and producer. He first became known for his role in the film and television series Pit Pony, for which he was nominated for a Young Artist Award, and for recurring roles in Trailer Park Boys and ReGenesis.
Page has been relatively open about his experiences since coming out as a trans person. Since the TV show host (Oprah Winfrey) realised this was a sensitive topic, she prepared herself well prior to it.
The famed talk show host revealed she had never been as anxious before an interview as she was for this one because it revolved around people’s many life journeys and upheavals.
“I was more nervous about this interview than anything. I wanted to get it right.”
In order to educate herself before sitting down for the chat, Winfrey spoke to the director of GLAAD’S, an American non-governmental media monitoring organization, known for protecting the LGBTQ community and protesting against any agenda against them.In the process of the preparation Winfrey watched Disclosure, a documentary produced by Laverne Cox, which highlighted the issues faced by the transgender community.