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'Stranger Things' Star Noah Schnapp Finally Confirms His Character Will's Sexuality

While elaborating on Will and Mike’s friendship.

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'Stranger Things' Star Noah Schnapp Finally Confirms His Character Will's Sexuality

While elaborating on Will and Mike’s friendship.

Noah Schnapp has finally confirmed a major fan theory regarding the sexuality of Will, his Stranger Things character.

Editor’s Note: This article contains spoilers for Stranger Things.

Throughout the series, we’ve seen several subtle moments that may have led viewers to question Will’s sexuality, particularly one that took place in Season 3 where Mike (Finn Wolfhard) told Will out of frustration, “It’s not my fault you don’t like girls,” which he immediately regretted after.

Then, in Season 4, there were even more giveaways that led fans to believe Will has strong feelings for Mike, which Schnapp finally confirmed. “Obviously, it was hinted at in Season 1: It was always kind of there, but you never really knew, is it just him growing up slower than his friends? Now that he’s gotten older, they made it a very real, obvious thing. Now it’s 100% clear that he is gay and he does love Mike,” the actor told Variety.

Schnapp also elaborated on his character’s arc and how his storyline has impacted fans. “I mean, it’s pretty clear this season that Will has feelings for Mike. They’ve been intentionally pulling that out over the past few seasons,” he said. “Even in Season 1, they hinted at that and slowly, slowly grew that storyline. I think for Season 4, it was just me playing this character who loves his best friend but struggles with knowing if he’ll be accepted or not, and feeling like a mistake and like he doesn’t belong. Will has always felt like that. All his friends, they all have girlfriends and they all fit into their different clubs. Will has never really found anywhere to fit in. I think that’s why so many people come up to me and tell me that they love Will and they resonate with him so much, because it’s such a real character.”

Season 4 of Stranger Things is currently streaming on Netflix.

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