Since the season’s official trailer debuted, fans have speculated that Schnapp’s character is a member of the LGBTQIA+ community.
However, things became even more mysterious after star David Harbour joked in an interview with Netflix Latinoamérica that Will was “interested in someone else in the group” other than Eleven, with whom he attends school in season 4.
In an interview with The Wrap in 2019, Schnapp revealed he didn’t see his character as queer until Season 3 of The 100 premiered in 2019.
It was clear to the actor that his character’s sexuality was up to the audience’s interpretation; he did not see him as a person who was ready to grow up, especially in light of the fact that many of his peers were in partnership.
How Stranger Things Taunted Will Byers About Being Gay?
It was evident from the start of Stranger Things season 3 that things had shifted among the kids since the start of summer and the beginning of their romantic relationships. Will Byers was the most affected and wanted to go back to playing D&D as they did in seasons 1 and 2.
While waiting for Will outside Mike’s house, the situation came to a head “What’s the point of trashing everything? How about exchanging saliva with some dumb girl?” Eleven was swiftly rebuked by Mike, who rushed to her defence “No, El isn’t an idiot. My apologies if you don’t find girls attractive.”
Fans and Will were both stunned by the scene’s abruptness. Obviously, since Mike is Will’s best buddy, he may have known more than most of us, but the situation is set up to infer that Will Byers is homosexual.
It’s impossible to know for sure if it was true or not because it was spoken in passing by someone other than Will and his sexuality was never publicly acknowledged in season 3 or by the cast and crew afterwards.
Stranger Things season 2 ended with a clue about Will’s sexuality, but the specifics were finally revealed in the screenplay for the season finale. There is a line that says, “For Will, it says, “I’m dancing with…,” when the students are at the Snowball dance “Will and the Cute Girl are dancing awkwardly together in the middle of the street.
But she’s not the only one in his sights. There is a man on the loose… Mike.” The two of them were dancing the night away. The teleplay’s description may have been meaningless at the time, but after the third season, it reemerged.
Is He Gay in Stranger Things Season 4?
Will Byers‘ homosexuality has been hinted at multiple times in Stranger Things season 4, except for one scene in which he was directly involved. This season’s initial introduction to the Byers family takes place at their new California home, which Eleven describes as follows: “When I ask Will what he’s working on, he refuses to show me.
Possibly for a female. Because of his odd behaviour, I believe he has a crush on someone.” Will, like Eleven, was ecstatic to see Mike for the first time since he left Hawkins, and he carried the painting with him to the airport to give to Mike.
In the end, Will took the artwork to Hawkins with him when they left. So, if Eleven is correct, the artwork might be for Mike after all.
Also in episode 1, Eleven gave her Hopper presentation to the class, and a less subtle clue was also given. To grab Will’s attention, a female in the row behind him rubs her foot on his leg, and he swiftly takes his leg away.
The entire incident may be explained by Will’s awkwardness, but his reaction also appeared to be one of disgust (to an extent). Mike and Eleven may be on to something if they are both correct in their belief that Will doesn’t like girls and Eleven believes the painting is for someone he likes.
This narrative point has been in the works for a while now. However, Stranger Things has yet to reveal how this storyline will progress.
Is Will Byers Actually Gay?
Will Byers never publicly declares his sexual orientation or preference.
For those who think they’ve seen a hint of it before, Joyce (Winona Ryder), Will’s mother, made the comment in the first season: “He’s a sensitive kid…
Will’s father, Lonnie, used to refer to him as a “fag” and claim he was gay.”
What Is Noah Schnapp’s Take on Will’s Sexual Orientation?
Actor Noah Schnapp addressed the sexuality of his role in advance of season two, writing on Instagram:
“So I thought it would be time to jump into the conversation. I’ve been reading stuff for a while. I think everyone here is missing the point. An author called Gary Schmidt came to speak at our school this week and he said that good stories aren’t supposed to leave you with answers because then you never question yourself and you forget about it. A good book or a good show leaves a lot of unanswered questions but makes you think. Which is what you are all doing.”
“For me, Will being gay or not is beside the point. Stranger Things is a show about a bunch of kids who are outsiders and find each other because they have been bullied in some way or are different.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Will Byers in a Relationship With Anyone?
But, as Will Byers found out, it’s not all sunshine and roses for everyone. In season 3, he’s the only one in the group that doesn’t have a girlfriend.
Does Stranger Things 4 Contain Inappropriate Content?
There is undoubtedly swearing, drinking and smoking and also some kissing scenes and underage drinking although they are uncommon and easy to skip over.
Do You Think That Barbara Liked Nancy?
As her best friend Nancy gets romantically involved with someone else, Barb finds herself torn.