American actor, Noah Schnapp who rose to fame for playing Will Byers, came out as a guy.
In his Tiktok video which the Netflix’s Stranger Things star posted on Thursday, it was written, “When I finally told my friends and family I was gay after being scared in the closet for 18 years and all they said was ‘we know’” — over Schnapp lip-syncing to an audio clip from a different TikTok of someone saying, “You know what it never was? That serious. It was never that serious. Quite frankly, will never be that serious.”
“I guess I’m more similar to Will than I thought.” his caption read on the TikTok video.
In July, after the debut of final two episodes of Strangers Things, Noah Schnapp confirmed for the very first time that Will Byers is gay and have a huge crush on his long-term best friend, Mike (Finn Wolfhard).
“It was always kind of there, but you never really knew, is it just him growing up slower than his friends?” Schnapp said. “Now that he’s gotten older, they made it a very real, obvious thing. Now it’s 100% clear that he is gay and he does love Mike.”
Fans have been curiously waiting for Schnapp to respond to them as they were asking about Will’s $exuality after watching the first episode of season 4. However, Schnapp used to deflect questions regarding it by saying that his character in the series is “up to the audience.”
“I think it is done so beautifully, because it’s so easy to make a character just like all of a sudden be gay,” Schnapp said. “People have come up to me — I was just in Paris and this, like, 40-year-old man came up to me and he was like, ‘Wow, this Will character made me feel so good. And I related to it so much. That is exactly who I was when I was a kid.’ That just made me so happy to hear. They are writing this real character and this real journey and real struggle and they’re doing it so well.”
“I think it’s all just part of the challenge of acting,” he said. “This isn’t just a single layer thing of he’s struggling with coming out. It’s this multifaceted trauma that goes years back, because he was taken by the Demogorgon and then his friends, they never acknowledged him, and now he’s scared to come out and doesn’t know if they’ll accept him.”
Netflix and the Duffers have made an official announcement that season 5 of “Stranger Things” would be the final season of the show, but there is not any confirmed news yet that when the production will start, so let’s wait until it would premiere.