Monday, February 6, 2023

Noah Schnapp, From ‘Stranger Things’: “I Finally Told My Friends and Family I Was Gay”

“You know what never was? Too serious. It was never that serious. To be honest, it will never be that serious”, reads the audio of the phrase with which actor Noah Schnapp syncs his lips in a video that he has published on his TikTok profile, a network in which he has accumulated more than 31 million followers. . on the images of the actor, who at only 11 years old to participate in the successful series rose to world fame stranger thingsone wrote: “When I finally told my friends and family I was gay after being scared in the closet for 18 years and they only said, ‘We know.’ Referring to his character Will Byers in the Netflix fiction The message that accompanied his post said, “I look a lot more like Will than I thought.”

With this video published on Thursday, January 5, and which has already accumulated more than 6.5 million I like it On social networks and thousands of messages of support (he has more than 300,000), Noah Schnapp (New York, 2004) has declared himself openly gay. And he does it with a clear reference to the character that propelled his acting career, after last summer he himself confirmed in an interview that Will is gay, during the four seasons that the fiction has been running (they’re filming the fifth). are doing), and finally) many of his followers also criticized the platform for not clarifying the obvious sooner.

Last July, Schnapp addressed Will’s sexual orientation and confirmed that the teen has romantic feelings for his best friend Mike (played by Finn Wolfhard). “Obviously, it was hinted at in season one, it was always there, but you never really knew: Is it just that he grows up more slowly than his friends?” the interpreter said during an interview Diversity, “Now that he’s older, they’ve made it very real and clear. It’s 100% clear now that he’s gay and he loves Mike.”

“You’re still young, and with so much focus on this character when you’re still finding yourself, has it been difficult?”, she was asked in the same interview. “I think it’s all part of the acting challenge. But it’s been a challenge, but I think it’s been fun to be able to put myself in their place. Because I really have to keep in mind that it’s only a The layer is not something you’re fighting to come out of the closet,” replied Schnapp, who is also a student at the University of Pennsylvania. an actor. His video of opening his college acceptance email went viral, and he’s already in his first year of college studying innovation and entrepreneurship. Actually, in 2021 from the actor stranger things co-founded TBH (for initials to be honest) with the ambitious goal of recreating the traditional hazelnut spread with a vegan alternative with less sugar and more sustainable. According to an article published in forbes Late last year, they managed to get half a million dollars in investment through crowdfunding,

Schnapp reflected in the same interview that the writers did a “beautiful” job building up his character, and did not make Will “suddenly gay”, but instead revealed himself little by little so that the audience could learn about his past. reflected in his character. “They’re writing this real character and this real journey and real fight and they’re doing it so well,” he said. and he said he thought it would have been a spoiler Confirm Will’s visit before discovering his sexuality. A world famous actor who tries to maintain as normal a life as possible, as he himself said recently when he said that last summer he accepted a job as a lifeguard.

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