Noah is one of the stars of the famous Netflix series and commented on how the storyline helped him reveal his sexuality
noah schnapp Best known worldwide for his participation in Stranger Things, the actor played Will Byers in the Netflix success, and commented on how his role in the series helped him embrace his sexuality.
in an interview with DiversityNoah said that his character connected him to his essence and that the actress Millie Bobby Brownwho is also part of the cast of the series, was one of the first friends to find out about his true sexual orientation.
“Once I fully accepted that Will was gay, it was very quick for me to accept him. If I didn’t have the will to paint, hold me and help me accept myself, I would be in a completely different place.” He said.
“I think if I’d never played this character, I’d probably still be in the closet”Completed
The actor also spoke about the support fans have given to his character and how it made him think about the off-screen community: “I saw all these comments on Instagram and TikTok. There was nothing wrong with him (Will Byers) being gay. I thought if he has so much support then why should I care about anything?”
Noah remembered how he had told Millie about his discovery: “I kept trying to do it in person with him and it was really hard. So I FaceTimed her one day in the middle of a party in town and I said, ‘Millie, I’m gay.’ And she was like, ‘Oh, Snapper! After all you told me!'”.