‘Stranger Things’ Noah Schnapp and Millie Bobby Brown on Will’s sexuality: ‘It’s up to the audience to interpret’


Spoiler alert: This story explores the plot points of Season 4 of ”.stranger thingsis now available on Netflix.

Having 16 main characters, at least 12 new characters, and 5 main locations (such as a Soviet-era Russian prison or a converted underground missile silo somewhere in the American West) is frankly incredible. Amazing to say. “Stranger Things” Season 4 There is always time to explore quiet moments of personal growth. But anyone tracking Will Byers’ journey (Noah Schnapp) during the course of the show, the child survived upside down Has trouble reconnecting with his old Dungeons and Dragons companions for reasons that don’t seem to have much to do with being captured by the Demogorgon from another dimension.

So Will is gay and seems to be having trouble coming out.

That impression was further strengthened in Season 4. In the first episode Will and Eleven (millie bobby brown) I have to give a presentation about a hero I admire at a new high school in California. Will chose Alan Turing, a homosexual mathematician who was indicted for his sexuality in the 1950s and forced to undergo chemical castration. And when Mike (Finn Wolfhard) visits from Hawkins in Episode 2 during spring break, Will says Mike is supportive of his girlfriend Eleven. It hurts that you were so indifferent to him.

Later, in episode 4, when Mike confides in Will that he wanted to express his feelings for Eleven more clearly to her, Will can easily apply to anyone who musters the courage to come out to his best friend. provide insight.

“Sometimes it just feels scary to open up like that. Saying what you really feel, especially to the person you care about most,” Will says. , if they don’t like the truth?”

In an interview with Schnapp and Braun variety, However, Schnapp had a more ambivalent view of how the show’s writers, led by creators and executive producers Matt and Ross Duffer, approached Will’s sexuality.

“I feel like they never really address it or blatantly say how Will is,” he says. It’s up to the audience to interpret whether he’s just growing up slowly or whether he’s actually gay.”

At this point, Brown spoke up. “What’s really great about Will’s character is that he’s just a human going through his own demons and problems. It’s OK to label things, and it’s OK not to label things.”

Schnapp agreed. “People reached out to him to label him and realized they just wanted to know, ‘He’s just confused and growing up. And that’s what it’s like to be a kid.'”

Other members of the Stranger Things cast, however, seem to have a clearer view of Will. Posted On May 23, Wolfhard and fellow cast members David Harbour, Winona Ryder, and Caleb McLaughlin shared fan theories about the show, including one that Will and Eleven had a secret relationship in California that they were hiding from Mike. You will be asked about

“If you’ve been watching the show, you should know that Will isn’t interested in Elle,” said Harbor. “He’s interested in someone else in the group.” “Will wants to be in the basement where Mike plays D&D for the rest of his life,” he added.

Wolfhard also said that Will and Eleven’s relationship was “kind of like brother and sister” and that the audience “quickly sees” who Will is “interested” and “extremely interested”. However, even if that revelation comes, it doesn’t appear in Volume 1. 1 of season 4 ending with episode 7. Debuting on July 1st.)

Schnapp and Brown are happy that Will’s sexuality remains undefined.

“It’s a great role for Noah to play,” says Brown. “And to be a role model for kids who don’t know how to grow up.”

“Will is like a zebra in a herd of horses,” adds Schnapp. “He kind of stands out. It’s great to see that and to be shown on ‘Stranger Things’ for fans to connect and relate to. A lot of our viewers are at that stage in life.” Because they are some young children. ”

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