After three seasons of is-he-or-isn't-he regarding Will's sexuality, the fourth season of Stranger Things made fans even more suspicious with scenes where the character seemed to be clearly in love with his best friend Mike. Alas, season four never made it outright clear that Will was gay.
To quote Lizzo, "all the rumors are true, yeah." The actor who plays Will, Noah Schnapp, has now confirmed to Variety that the character is indeed gay.
"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. But before, it was a slow arc. I think it is done so beautifully, because it's so easy to make a character just like all of a sudden be gay."
The actor also addressed his recent beef with Doja Cat during the interview, which took place entirely on TikTok. He explained:
"It was all good. I love her. I'm like the biggest fan of her music, and I told her that. I was like, you're literally my role model. It's all good. People make such a big deal out of everything when it's on the internet, but, like, in reality, it's like a two-minute thing."
Though many viewers still don't think that Will has had a proper coming-out story on Stranger Things, there's hope to believe that this particular plot point is coming in season five. In any case, the actor has now spoken out about it and confirmed that the character he plays is indeed gay - so there's no more room for doubt.
Besides preparing for the final season of Stranger Things on Netflix, Schnapp is currently working on the upcoming horror film The Tutor, which still doesn't have a premiere date.
Stranger Things season four is now streaming on Netflix.