Stranger Star star Noah Schnapp has confirmed that his character Will Byers is gay after beforehand saying his sexuality was ‘as much as the viewers’s interpretation.’
In an interview with Selection, Schnapp, 17, mentioned, “Clearly, it was hinted at in season one. It was at all times type of there, however you by no means actually knew, is it simply him rising up slower than his associates?”
The most recent extra overtly depicted Will’s wrestle together with his id and his emotions for finest buddy Mike Wheeler.
“Now that he is gotten older, they made it a really actual, apparent factor. Now it is 100% clear that he’s homosexual and he does love Mike. However earlier than, it was a gradual arc,” mentioned Schnapp.
Referencing episode eight, the place Will talks to Mike (Finn Wolfhard) about his girlfriend Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) throughout a automobile trip after which cries silently whereas staring out of the window, Schnapp mentioned that scene ‘solidified’ the truth that Will is in love with Mike and does not know find out how to specific that feeling.
He additional expressed his hope that Will’s sexuality can be addressed extra overtly within the present’s subsequent season. “There’s so many alternative issues they’ve to deal with. Clearly, we hope for a coming-out scene,” he mentioned.