Is Noah Schnapp gay? Learn all there is to know about the actor’s sexuality and more.
Noah Schnapp, one of the young stars on Netflix’s hit series “Stranger Things,” came out on the internet using a TikTok trend earlier this year. Schnapp, 18, posted a video to his verified account featuring popular audio where people describe big life events that weren’t “that serious.” In his, he wrote about coming out as gay to his family.
“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,’” Schnapp wrote in the video. Schnapp plays Will Byers on the series, one of the main characters in an ensemble of kids who fight supernatural creatures in the 1980s.
During the series’ most recent season, fans speculated that Will’s character was closeted because he appeared to be in love with his best friend, Mike Wheeler. Schnapp confirmed the fan theory in an interview with Variety in July. He told the outlet that writers began hinting at Will’s sexuality in the first season.
What else did Noah Schnapp have to say?
The TikTok was set to audio that says, “You know what it never was? That serious. It was never that serious. Quite frankly, will never be that serious.”
The actor plays closeted gay character Will Byers on the hit Netflix sci-fi series. Will is secretly in love with his best friend, Mike (Finn Wolfhard). Schnapp references Will’s sexuality in the TikTok caption, writing, “I guess I’m more similar to Will than I thought.”
“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,” Schnapp said. “But before, it was a slow arc. I think it is done so beautifully, because it’s so easy to make a character just like all of a sudden be gay.”