A lot of fans have praised The Umbrella Academy for the topics dealt with on the show, specifically when it comes to LGBTQ+ issues…
And Star Robert Sheehan, who plays the pansexual character, Klaus Hargreeves, has opened up about his experiences.
Sheehan has admitted that he “prefers wearing women’s clothing,” revealing in an interview with Attitude in 2020, that it’s the “great secret of retail.”
He explained: “I really prefer how ladies’ clothes look on me, to be honest. It’s the great secret of retail: guys, get out there and go to the ladies’ side of things.”
Sheehan also shared how wholesome it has been to see the viewer’s reactions to his character having a gay relationship in season 2, revealing that people often thank him for representing the gay community.
He said: “At the [comic] cons, you get a lot of younger people who identify in the LGBTQ bracket.
“Lovely, young, queer people coming up and saying lovely, meaningful things. People who are at the formative part of their lives. That’s very nice.”
Now, this isn’t the first time the show has been praised by fans for including important topics, viewers have also applauded TUA for writing Elliot Page’s transition into his character’s storyline.
Page spoke out about the amazing move on Good Morning America, calling the whole thing an “incredible experience.” He was understandably very proud to be involved.
Paige said: “Yeah, it was such an incredible experience with Steve Blackman, our amazing showrunner and incredible writer Thomas Page McBee.
“I’m really proud of what we came up with.”
Discussing the viewer’s response to the change, he said: “So far it seems really positive, which makes me feel happy in terms of representation and hopefully it means something to people.”
What do you think of the new season?