‘Stranger Things’ Star Noah Schnapp Comes Out On TikTok Video

noah snappwho plays the closeted gay teenager Will Byers on netflix stranger thingsHas come out as gay in real life.

The 18-year-old Schnapp posted on TikTok on Thursday, writing that friends and family supported her.

“When I finally told my friends and family I was gay after 18 years of being scared in the closet and they said ‘we know'”

He added in a lip sync, “You know what it was never? That serious. It was never that serious. To be honest I’ll never be that serious.”

Schnapp added in the caption of his video, Schnapp, “I guess I’m a lot more similar to Will than I thought.”

The video follows Schnapp’s confirmation that his TV character is gay and in love with Mike, best friend on the show.

“It was always kind, but you never really knew, is it just that he’s growing up slower than his friends?” Snape said. “Now that he’s older, they’ve made it a very real, obvious thing. It’s 100% clear now that he’s gay and he loves Mike.

praised the way the series handled the revelation of the character’s sexual preference.

“I think it’s so beautifully done, because it’s so easy to make a character seem like he’s suddenly gay,” said Schnapp. “People have come up to me — I was just in Paris and this, like, 40-year-old guy came up to me and he was like, ‘Wow, this Will character made me feel so good. And I connected so much with it. I was exactly like when I was a child.’ I’m so glad to hear that, they’re writing this real character and this real journey and real struggle and they’re nailing it.

stranger things is going to end with its Season 5, the production of which is yet to begin.