Noah Schnapp (17) plays Will in the Netflix hit “Stranger Things.” After much speculation about Will, Schnapp confirms that the character is gay and in love with his friend Mike.
Note: The case contains spoilers about the event in “Stranger Things”!
Schnapp is the person closest to the character of his era in the “Stranger Things” gang. He was only ten years old when he got the role of Will Byers in the summer of 2015.
Will has been through a lot in the four seasons of ‘Stranger Things’. Among other things, he was kidnapped to the inverted dimension and was obsessed with Mind Flyer.
In the fourth season, there were other challenges. Will felt lonely while many of the friends around him made friends. He also feels like a fifth wheel on the wagon when his best friend Mike visits his girlfriend Eleven.
We’ve seen several heart-wrenching scenes between Will and Mike where it seems Will sees Mike as something more than just a friend. Apparently his brother Jonathan recognized this as well and assured Lowell that he loved him anyway.
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Schnapp previously said that how Will defines himself is up to viewers to interpret. Now he says:
– Now he is one hundred percent sure that he is gay and loves Mike.
The representative explains:
It’s very clear this season that Will has feelings for Mike. They’ve deliberately pulled it off over the past few seasons. In Season 4, for me, it was just about playing a character who loves her best friend, but struggles with whether or not he wants to be accepted, who feels “wrong” and who doesn’t.
There is one scene in particular where Will and Mike are sitting in the back of a truck and talking about feelings. Viewers see he’s talking about himself, while Mike realizes he’s talking about Eleven.
– I remember that when we recorded this scene, I cried, and we stayed all day. When we saw her on screen, she was even more secretive.
– That day there was a lot of fun. I loved playing with Will. This scene was very important to him, because it really reinforced the truth: He loves his best friend, and doesn’t know how to tell him, Schnapp tells Variety.
The scene also became a meme on social media.
– I saw that picture everywhere, the actor confirms.
See more photos from Season 4 here:
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