Noah Schnapp Says Doja Cat Has Accepted His Apology And Confirms That Will On “Stranger Things” Is Gay
And just like that… the Noah Schnapp and Doja Cat feud is officially over. Great! Now all those “Team Doja/Team Noah 2022″ T-shirts I ordered are completely fucking useless. In case you’ve just awoken from a week-long coma, here’s the gist: 26-year-old Doja DMed 17-year-old Noah to hook her up with his Stranger Things co-star, 29-year-old Joseph Quinn. Noah posted the DMs on TikTok, and Doja got pissed, calling him “socially unaware” and “a whole snake.” A lot of people were Team Noah (and my T-shirt order reflects that); he gained millions of social media followers, and Doja lost 200,000. Yesterday Noah posted a TikTok doing math problems to Doja’s song, “Kiss Me More” (it… makes sense if you’re on TikTok), and in the comments he claimed he apologized to Doja and there are “no hard feelings.” But what does Doja think? In a new interview with Variety, Noah claims Doja officially accepted his apology and apologized right back for how she reacted. Now, this is all fine and good, but who’s gonna pay for the 2,000 T-shirts gathering dust in my garage??
Here’s what Noah said when the Variety interviewer asked him about the feud:
Yeah, I mean, look, I’m super unserious on social media and pretty goofy, so I posted that not thinking too much of it, but obviously it hurt her feelings. So, as I should, I apologized and she was totally okay with it, and was like, “I’m sorry how I reacted.” It was all good. I love her. I’m like the biggest fan of her music, and I told her that. I was like, you’re literally my role model. It’s all good. People make such a big deal out of everything when it’s on the internet, but, like, in reality, it’s like a two minute thing.
In other Noah Schnapp news, he also told Variety that his character on Stranger Things is for sure gay. Now, it’s obvious to anyone with their eyes not popped out by Vecna that Will is Wolfhard for Mike (Finn Wolfhard). However, last month, right after the first half of Season 4 dropped, he told Variety that “it’s just up to the audience’s interpretation” and he didn’t wanna put a label on it. But a month has passed, and he’s ready to put a label on it:
I mean, it’s pretty clear this season that Will has feelings for Mike. They’ve been intentionally pulling that out over the past few seasons. Even in Season 1, they hinted at that and slowly, slowly grew that storyline. I think for Season 4, it was just me playing this character who loves his best friend but struggles with knowing if he’ll be accepted or not, and feeling like a mistake and like he doesn’t belong. Will has always felt like that. All his friends, they all have girlfriends and they all fit into their different clubs. Will has never really found anywhere to fit in. I think that’s why so many people come up to me and tell me that they love Will and they resonate with him so much, because it’s such a real character.
Noah says filming the scene in the van, where Will is essentially telling Mike how he feels about him, was “really important” for the character, cuz it “solidified the truth, that he loves his best friend and he doesn’t know how to tell him.” Noah also shares that the scene where Will’s older brother, Jonathan (Charlie Heaton), basically tells Will that he knows he’s gay, wasn’t originally in the script:
It was only until after I did the scene of me in the van, where they saw me crying and the protectiveness that you see with Jonathan looking in the rearview mirror. They were like, we need a scene with that. So they wrote it as we were filming.
The interviewer asks Noah if he was vague about Will’s sexuality last month because he felt like confirming it would be a spoiler. He responded:
Yeah, I think it is. 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? 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.
Well, there ya go! All’s gay that ends gay. Good for Will “Bowl Cut” Byers. And, ya know, Noah Schnapp should be thanking his lucky stars that Doja took him to task last week. Before then, I only knew him as Will from Stranger Things. Now I’ve learned his actual name, that he can pull off a non-bowl haircut, and he’s received his very own tag on DListed. A Star is Born!
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