“When I told my friends and family I was gay after 18 years of being scared, they said: We know.” Thus, actor Noah Schnapp (best known for his role as Will on the series stranger things) that is gay through videos uploaded to the TikTok social network.
The 18-year-old actor has more than 31 million followers on his account on this social network. The video in which he shares his sexual orientation was published yesterday, Thursday, January 5th and has already gathered million ‘likes’ And thousands of helpful comments.
Schnapp wanted to make the announcement in a very special way and has drawn comparisons to the character featured in the hit Netflix series, Will ByersJoe is in love with his fictional best friend, Mike Wheeler (a character played by actor Finn Wolfhard).
“I guess I’m a lot more like Will than I thought,” he picks up. The message that the actor has published next to the video of TikTok, in which he is seen moving his lips while audio plays that says: “You know what? Never been so serious. It was never that serious. Frankly, it’s never been this serious.” Won’t be serious.”
In fiction, the character of Will Byers Doesn’t reveal his sexual orientation until the fourth seasonWhich led to some complaints from fans of the series, who criticized the lack of success to reveal something that was obvious to many.
in an interview DiversitySchnapp confirmed that his character was gay and spoke candidly about his evolution over the show’s four seasons stranger things:” Obviously, it was hinted in season one, it always was, but you never really knew: is it just that he grows up more slowly than his friends? Now that he’s older It is done, they made it very real and clear, Now it’s 100% clear that he’s gay and he loves Mike.”
In this context, the actor praised him time that the series’ writers followed up with Will Byers’ character announcing his homosexuality,”beautiful work doneOn making his mark and not declaring him “suddenly gay”: “They’re writing this real character and this real journey and real struggle and they’re doing it so well.”
Besides being an actor, Noah Schnapp is student at the University of Pennsylvania, a center where he studies innovation and business entrepreneurship. In 2021, he co-founded TBH (to be honest), an initiative to develop a vegan, more sustainable alternative to traditional hazelnut cream with less sugar.
conceived of stranger things It started when the actor was only 11 years old, and since then he has been one of the main characters of one of the most successful science fiction series of recent years. Currently, Netflix is preparing for the fifth (and presumably final) season of the series, after several years.