Stranger Things star David Harbour has shared his thoughts on Noah Schnapp’s coming out announcement.
Back in January, the 18-year-old actor made headlines after he came out as gay on TikTok.
In a video posted to his 30 million followers, the University of Pennsylvania student was shown lip-syncing, “You know what it never was. That Serious. It was never that serious. Quite frankly, it would never be that serious.”
Schnapp also gave further insight into his coming out journey within the video’s caption, writing: “When I finally told my friends and family I was gay after being scared in the closet for 18 years, and all they said was ‘we know'”.
“I guess I’m more similar to Will than I thought,” he added, referencing the sexuality of his breakout Stranger Things character.
Since that fateful day, Schnapp has received supportive messages from fans and industry peers, including his Stranger Things co-star Harbour.
During his recent sit down with E! News, the We Have A Ghost star described the young talent’s announcement as “terrific.”
“I’m always happy for people that are true to themselves and come out. That was terrific,” he said.
Harbour isn’t the only person from the Stranger Things family to celebrate Schnapp’s heartwarming life update.
Finn Wolfhard, who plays Mike Wheeler in the beloved sci-fi series, revealed to GQ that he was “proud” of his co-star for coming out.
“When I saw it, I just had a big smile on my face,” he said. “I was just really proud of him.”
The 20-year-old continued to explain that the Stranger Things cast are “not on everyday-text vibes in any way,” but said they’re his “family”.
“Do you text your cousins every day? Probably not,” he said. “We’ll talk on each other’s birthdays. We’ll talk once in a while. But in the same way that family works, if I ever needed anything, they’re there.”
Schnapp’s coming out announcement came a few months after he confirmed that his character in Stranger Things was gay.
“Obviously, it was hinted at in Season 1: It was always kind of there, but you never really knew, is it just him growing up slower than his friends?” he explained to Variety.
“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.”