Noah Schnapp, the 18-year-old actor who plays Will Byers in the popular Netflix series ‘Stranger Things’ recently made a video on TikTok in which he announced that he is gay. His co-star David Harbour, who plays Jim Hopper on the show, expressed his support for Noah during an interview with E News.
“I’m always happy for people who are true to themselves and come out,” David said. “It was great.”
It’s heartening to see celebrities and public figures openly support LGBTQ+ people. Coming out can be an incredibly difficult and scary process, especially in a society where homophobia and transphobia still exist. Noah’s decision to publicly share his sexuality can be an inspiration to others who may be struggling with who they are.
Noah’s announcement also sheds new light on his character, Will Byers, who was previously a topic of discussion among fans regarding his sexuality. While both Noah and Millie previously stated that Will’s sexuality depended on fans’ interpretation, Noah has now confirmed that Will is gay and has feelings for Mike, played by Finn Wolfhard, on the show. This revelation adds a new layer of depth to the character and further underscores the importance of LGBTQ+ representation in the media.