The 12-year-old actor said that people speculating about Will's sexuality are "missing the point".
Stephanie Marie Anderson

18 Oct 2016 - 12:41 PM  UPDATED 18 Oct 2016 - 12:41 PM

Since Stranger Things premiered on Netflix earlier this year, people have been talking about it nonstop: The return of Winona Ryder! Barb is everything! All those '80s references! 

Through this conversation, many fans have speculated about the sexuality of Will, one of the show's main characters, played by Noah Schnapp.


In an Instagram post, the young actor shared his thoughts on the subject with his 500k followers, saying that it was "time to jump into the conversation".

"I've been reading stuff for a while," he wrote, saying: "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," he continued. "A good book, or a good show leaves a lot of unanswered questions but makes you think. Which is what you are all doing."


Schnapp went onto add that Will's sexuality is "besides [sic] the point," writing: "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. Does being sensitive, or a loner, or a teenager who likes photography, or a girl with red hair and big glasses, make you gay? I'm only 12 but I do know we all relate to being different."

He concluded: "That's why I think the Duffers wrote the show the way they did. So you can ask all these questions. I hope the real answer never comes out! #dufferbrothers ❤️❤️"