Fans of the blockbuster Netflix series Stranger Things have long been curious about the sexuality of one of the series’ characters, Will.
In Season 3, Will, portrayed by Noah Schnapp, and Mike (Finn Wolfhard) got into a dispute over their relationship and Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown), with Mike yelling at Will, “It’s not my fault you don’t like ladies!” Fans have speculated that Will is gay since then, and now that Season 4 has here, Schnapp and Brown are addressing the issue.
Warning: spoilers for Season 4 of Stranger Things below.
If Season 3 had fans questioning the situation, a scene in the fourth episode of Season 4 has raised the stakes even higher, with Will offering Mike some advice on how to open up about his feelings, and while Will is talking to Mike about Mike’s feelings about Eleven, it’s not difficult to interpret it in a different light.
“Sometimes I think it’s just scary to open up like that — to say h ow you really feel, especially to people you care about the most,” Will says. “Because what if — what if they don’t like the truth?”
However, Schnapp and Brown both are leaving the interpretation of the situation a bit ambiguous. The actors told Variety that the situation is up to audience interpretation and that there really isn’t a need to put a label on things.
“I feel like they never really address it or blatantly how Will is,” Schnapp said. “I think that’s the beauty of it, that it’s just up to the audience’s interpretation, if it’s Will kind of just refusing to grow up and growing up slower than his friends, or if he is really gay.”