Noah Schnapp, the 18-year-old Stranger Things star, recently come out as gay via a video shared through his TikTok.Through the video, Noah Schnapp shared, “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'”.
The video caption noted, “I guess I’m more similar to will than I thought”, a reference to the character he played in Stranger Things. Will Byers, the character Schnapp played, is also portrayed as gay which gets slowly revealed in the later part of the series.
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Noah Schnapp And Will Byers’ Sexuality
In an interview with Variety, Noah Schnapp confirmed that in the last two episodes of the fourth season, Will Byers is gay and in love with his best friend Mike, played by Finn Wolfhard. He, later on, said,
“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? 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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Noah Schnapp also shared with us that he did not know where Ross Duffer, the director wanted to go with the character, and he was figuring out the character as the show proceeded along with the audience. Schnapp also adds that the character was built slowly and beautifully over the years and people loved it.
“People have come up to me — I was just in Paris and this, like, 40-year-old man came up to me and he was like, ‘Wow, this Will character made me feel so good. And I related to it so much. That is exactly who I was when I was a kid.’ That just made me so happy to hear. They are writing this real character and this real journey and real struggle and they’re doing it so well.”
Millie Bobby Brown & Noah Schnapp’s Marriage Pact
In a recent interview with MTV News, Stranger Things stars Millie Bobby Brown and Noah Schnapp revealed their infamous best friend “marriage pact”. They both agreed that if they were not married by the age of 40, they will get married to each other, just because they will be good roommates. When Millie Bobby Brown said this, Schnapp had simply nodded his head.
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The Enola Holmes star said that the relationship would be “complete platonic” and comes with a non-negotiable clause: no kids. “I could not deal with a child of yours, No kids. Only dogs. And separate bedrooms for sure. My god, you are so messy,” added MMB, to which Schnapp agreed and said, “Mmh. That’s my deal-breaker.”
They both always encourage and cheer their friendship and support each other. Growing up together, their friendship also grew, sharing more than 8 years of solid friendship. Millie Bobby Brown continued to add,
“Something that Noah has always done so well is made me feel so comfortable, so empowered, and you know, he is an amazing co-star to riff off of. He has always been my biggest supporter, cheering me on.”
So, does Noah Schnapp’s recent comment about his sexuality affect their pact?
Stranger Things is available for streaming on Netflix.