Stranger Things actor Noah Schnapp confirmed in an interview with Variety that his character Will Byers is gay. Will directing has been a fan theory for a while, and it turns out to be unfounded. In the series, the character has feelings for her close friend Mike Wheeler.
There has been a lot of speculation about Lowell’s sexuality over the years, including a scene in Season 3 referring to it. In this scene, we see is getting angry at his friends Mike and Lucas for wanting to talk about their relationships with Eleven and Max instead of playing Dungeons and Dragons. In response, Mike says, “It’s not my fault you don’t like girls,” much to the chagrin of Will riding his bike.
It’s in the fourth season of ‘Stranger Things’. It’s quite clear that Will has feelings for Mike,” Schnapp said in an interview with Variety. According to the actor, Stranger Things creators Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer consciously pulled that off in recent seasons.” Even in season one, they hinted at it and it grew slowly into the story.”
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“In Season 4 in particular, I play someone who loves his best friends, but struggles with acceptance, and feels like a mistake,” Schnapp said. “It’s like he doesn’t belong. That’s how Will has always felt. All his friends have girlfriends and they are all fit in their different clubs. He will never find a place that fits him.” “I think that’s why so many people come to me and tell me that they love Will and sympathize with him so much. Because she’s such a real person.”
At the end of season four there is a clear hint that Will loves boys. Will explains Eleven’s feelings for Mike in an emotional scene. When the conversation ends, Will turns away from Mike and sighs, because the character – who has now been confirmed – also has feelings for Mike.
“I remember roaring all day when I did the scene,” Schnapp says. “But when I saw it on screen, it was actually more subtle. I loved the way they edited it together. It was a very nice day. I loved playing Will. That scene was so important to him because it really reinforced that fact. He loves his best friend and doesn’t know how to tell him “.
So Schnapp confirms that his character is gay, but at the same time says that he does not want to give a definitive answer. “The great thing is that the public can explain to themselves whether Will is maturing more slowly than his friends or if he is really gay.”
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