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“Stranger Issues” Star Noah Schnapp Confirmed Will Is Homosexual and in Love with Mike

Since Stranger Issues premiered on Netflix in 2016, we have seen Noah Schnapp’s character Will Byers get kidnapped by the Demogorgon, take care of a psychic connection to the Thoughts Flayer, and regulate to teenage life and the altering dynamics occurring in his pal group. In season 4, a brand new side of Will emerged extra totally; {the teenager} from Hawkins appeared to have a crush on his pal Mike Wheeler (Finn Wolfhard), and now Noah is confirming that Will is certainly homosexual and in love with Mike.

Noah expanded on the storyline in a brand new interview with Selection, saying that he initially dodged the query and mentioned Will’s sexuality was “as much as the viewers’s interpretation” as a result of he did not wish to spoil the fourth season, however the character arc has been there for the reason that first episodes of the Netflix collection. “I imply, it’s fairly clear this season that Will has emotions for Mike. They’ve been deliberately pulling that out over the previous few seasons. Even in Season 1, they hinted at that and slowly, slowly grew that storyline,” Noah defined to the outlet. “I believe for Season 4, it was simply me taking part in this character who loves his greatest pal however struggles with figuring out if he’ll be accepted or not, and feeling like a mistake and like he doesn’t belong. Will has all the time felt like that.”

Noah has identified about Will’s journey since he started taking part in the character and has heard from followers how significant it has been to them. “Now it’s 100% clear that he’s homosexual and he does love Mike. However earlier than, it was a gradual arc. I believe it’s performed so fantastically, as a result of it’s really easy to make a personality similar to abruptly be homosexual,” he shared. “Individuals have come as much as me — I used to be simply in Paris and this, like, 40-year-old man got here as much as me and he was like, ‘Wow, this Will character made me really feel so good. And I associated to it a lot. That’s precisely who I used to be once I was a child.’ That simply made me so comfortable to listen to. They’re penning this actual character and this actual journey and actual battle and so they’re doing it so effectively.”

The shift in Will’s storyline from supernatural darkness to extra private moments has given Noah extra to work with in relation to his portrayal of Will. “I used to be used to appearing him [dealing] with the Thoughts Flayer, the supernatural elements and the darker, form of non-personal stuff. This season was a brand new factor for me,” He shared. “I needed to discover him navigating his private id points and combating rising up and assimilating into highschool. It was new for me.”

Noah additionally shared that there is extra in retailer for Will subsequent season. “The Duffers are saying for subsequent season that they’re going to focus extra on Will and construct that storyline,” he advised Selection. “They’re nonetheless working it out, however they’ve their finish purpose. There’s so many alternative issues they’ve to handle. Clearly, we hope for a popping out scene, and I additionally wish to see them handle this connection to the Thoughts Flayer and the way that matches into the world. And I’ve all the time been questioning, why was Will the primary sufferer and the primary one captured? I simply wish to see all of it tie in and all work out. So I’m excited to see what occurs.” 

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