"Stranger Things" star Noah Schnapp confirmed that his character, Will Byers, is gay after months of fan speculation.
Schnapp tells Variety, “Now that he’s gotten older, they made it a very real, obvious thing. Now it’s 100 percent clear that he is gay and he does love Mike.”
Will eventually semi-confessed his love in a speech where he reassured Mike that Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) still needs him. Will was speaking from Eleven’s perspective, but as he broke down in tears, it was clear to the audience that he was talking about his own feelings for Mike.
Schnapp described the lead-up to this moment as a “slow arc,” noting that Will’s sexuality had been hinted at over the years.
Source: USA Today.
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