‘Stranger Things’ star Noah Schnapp has come out as gay

“Guess I’m more like Will than I thought.” 


Huge congrats to Noah Schnapp, who has come out as gay.

Schnapp, who plays closeted gay teenager Will Byers on Netflix’s Stranger Things posted a video to TikTok captioned: “When I finally told my friends and family I was gay after being scared in the closet for 18 years and all they said was ‘we know’”.


Schnapp is lip-syncing to an audio clip which said, “You know what it never was? That serious. It was never that serious. Quite frankly, will never be that serious.”

In the caption to his TikTok video, Schnapp wrote, “I guess I’m more similar to Will than I thought.”



In July, following the debut of the final two episodes of the fourth season of Stranger Things, Schnapp confirmed to Variety for the first time that Will Byers is gay and in love with his best friend Mike (Finn Wolfhard).

“It was always kind of there, but you never really knew, is it just him growing up slower than his friends?” Schnapp said. “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.”


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Schnapp, now 18, was just 11-years-old when he nabbed the role of Will Byers in Netflix’s hit sci-fi series.

Noah Schnapp then and now (Netflix/ Getty)

The series also stars Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Caleb McLaughlin, Sadie Sink, Gaten Matarazzo, Joe Keery, David Harbour, Natalia Dyer, Winona Ryder, Charlie Heaton and Maya Hawke.


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