Actor Noah Schnapp, who plays Will Byers in the popular Netflix series Stranger Things, has come out as gay. In a TikTok video posted on his account, the young star wrote, “When I finally told my friends and family that I was gay, after being scared in the closet for 18 years and all that they said was,’we know’.” (sic) His video caption read, “I guess, I’m more similar to Will than I thought.” (sic)
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Interestingly, his character in the Stranger Things series, Will Byers is also gay. Noah opened up earlier about his character in the series and he shared that Will Byers has feelings for his best friend Mike, played by Finn Wolfhard. In an interview with Variety, Noah 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.”
Apart from Stranger Things, the 18-year-old actor has also acted in Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies (2015), amongst others. He dubbed for Charlie Brown’s character in the animated The Peanuts Movie. He is currently filming for The Tutor.