Noah Schnapp says, "I hope the real answer never comes out!"

Stranger Things actor Noah Schnapp has addressed speculation surrounding his character Will’s sexuality.

Some fans of the show have suggested that Will could be gay because bullies have aimed homophobic slurs at him, but in a lengthy post on Instagram the actor said that he hopes Will’s sexual preferences remain ambiguous.

“A good book, or a good show leaves a lot of unanswered questions but makes you think,” Schnapp wrote. “Which is what you are all doing. For me, Will being gay or not is besides 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.”

He continued: “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. And 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!”

Joe Keery’s Steve and Noah Schnapp’s Will have been upgraded to series regulars for season two of Stranger Things, while two new actors have recently been added to the show’s cast.

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 besides 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. 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. And 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

A photo posted by Noah Schnapp