Noah Schnapp is setting the record straight — or gay, for that matter! In a new Q&A with Variety, the 17-year-old actor confirmed what fans have been speculating for a long time — Will Byers is gay!
He explained that the Stranger Things character’s sexuality has been “hinted at” since season 1, but since then it’s become a “very real” thing: Not only did Noah confirm his character’s sexuality, he also said it’s “100% clear” that Will is in love with Mike Wheeler, who you already know is played by Finn Wolfhard: HUGE news for Byler shippers!
And such an authentic portrayal of a kid growing up and finding out who they are — bravo! Related: Some Of The BEST Unscripted Stranger Things Moments From Season 4 Volume 2!!! Schnapp went on to say how “happy” it makes him that LGBTQ+ fans of the show relate to Will.
He also praises the show’s writers, the Duffer Brothers, for being so genuine with the storyline: The Abe actor even revealed that the Stranger Things showrunners are writing scenes on the fly!