STRANGER Things star Noah Schnapp has come out as gay in a candid video on TikTok. The 18-year-old - who plays closeted gay teenager Will Byers on the Netflix series - said he was "scared and in the closet" for years.
In a video posted on Thursday, Noah wrote: “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.'" In the clip he lip-synced to someone saying: “You know what it never was?
That serious. It was never that serious. "Quite frankly, will never be that serious.” Noah quipped in the caption: “I guess I’m more similar to Will than I thought.” Back in July, Noah revealed that his Stranger Things character Will is gay and in love with his best friend Mike (Finn Wolfhard).
He told Variety: “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.