“Stranger Things” actor Noah Schnapp revealed on social media he has more in common with his character Will Byers than originally thought.
Schnapp posted a TikTok video on Thursday that read, “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.'”
In the video, the actor also lip-syncs to voice-over audio that says, “You know what it never was? That serious. It was never that serious. Quite frankly, will never be that serious.”
@noahschnappI guess I’m more similar to will than I thought
Underneath the video, Schnapp captioned the post, “I guess I’m more similar to Will than I thought.”
Schnapp, whose character Will is a main character in “Stranger Things,” confirmed in an interview with Variety this July that his character was gay. In the show’s fourth season, Will professes his love for Mike but pretends he’s speaking from Eleven’s (Millie Bobby Brown) perspective.
“Obviously, it was hinted at in Season 1: 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.”
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