For those who don’t know, Last month, Schnapp, who took on the role of Will Byers in the popular sci-fi show at just age twelve, opened up about his sexuality. And sure enough, Harbour was ecstatic and had a wholesome reaction to the whole situation.
David Harbour Supports Noah Schnapp After His Coming Out: ‘He Is Terrific’
On January 5, the 18-year-old shared a TikTok video of himself lying on the floor in a grey hoodie. Referencing his iconic character, in the caption, he wrote: “I guess I’m more similar to Will than I thought.” Across the clip also read:
“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.”
The video also showed scenes where he lip-synched to the famous sound: “You know what it never was: that Serious. It was never that serious. Quite frankly, it would never be that serious.”
Many people have since thrown their full support behind the young star, and now his colleague, who plays Jim Hopper on the blockbuster Netflix series, recently shared how proud he was of him.
The “Awake” actor was promoting his new film “We Have a Ghost” when he was asked by an E! News correspondent to opine on the “Bridge of Spies” actor’s announcement. Responding to this, the 47-year-old said:
“I’m always happy for people that are true to themselves and come out. That was terrific.”
The “A Walk Among the Tombstones” actor’s heartfelt reaction brings to mind another actor from the franchise that was just as happy for “The Peanuts Movie” narrator for finally living in his truth in front of the world.
Earlier this month, The Blast noted the support Schnapp received from co-star Finn Wolfhard who started playing the character Mike Wheeler at 13. The Canadian actor shared his feelings about his co-star’s decision to come out as gay during a sit-down with GQ.
He said, “When I saw it, I just had a big smile on my face. I was just really proud of him.” Also, Wolfhard dished out his relationship with Schnapp and his other “Stranger Things” co-stars.
The “It: Chapter Two” actor said that the cast of the successful show primarily acted like family and didn’t necessarily fancy talking to each other daily. Adding that “everyone’s on their own quests in real life” and are trying to figure out the next chapters in their acting careers.
“We’re not on everyday-text vibes in any way, and not because… it’s like. Do you text your cousins every day? Probably not. They’re our family. We’ll talk on each other’s birthdays. We’ll talk once in a while,” he continued, “But in the same way that family works, if I ever needed anything, they’re there.”
Noah Schnapp Received Love From His Grandfather After Coming Out As Gay
While the “Abe” actor had love and support from the movie industry for his public announcement, his family was at the forefront of that praise and backing. More than a week ago, The Blast reported that the “Waiting for Anya” actor shared the touching message he received from his grandfather as soon as he came out as gay.
On February 8, Schnapp shared a TikTok post, showing his followers an emotional text message from his grandfather which mentioned that his decision did not change how the elderly male felt about him. The message partly read:
“Hey Noah, I became aware today of your public announcement that you are gay. Hey Noah, I became aware today of your public announcement that you are gay.”
Also, the inspiring letter urged “The Tutor” actor to stay true to himself by any means necessary as he would always have the support of other family members. In his grandfather’s words:
“Just be proud of who and what you are. Iris and I are supportive of your honesty and ability to express your true self! Love you to the moon and back.”