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(Warning: This post contains spoilers through the finale of “Stranger Things 3”)With a single line in a scene about Dungeons & Dragons and a hurt look on Will Byers’ face, the third season of The Duffer Brothers’ “Stranger Things” sparked conversation among fans about whether or not Noah Schnapp’s character is gay.“It’s really up to interpretation,” 14-year-old Schnapp told TheWrap. “While all the characters were out developing and growing up, Will was in the Upside Down and he was alone there, not interacting with or connected to his friends or the rest of the world. And when he got back, he expected everything to just go back to how it was before, how it was when he was normal and when he was a kid and he wanted to go back to the basement and play D&D.”Will spends the better part of the first half of “Stranger Things 3” trying to get his buddies to play Dungeons & Dragons with him as they each whine and complain about their respective romantic relationships.Also Read: 'Stranger Things' Star Noah Schnapp Exclusive Portraits (Photos)He reaches his breaking point in Episode 303, “The Case of the Missing Life Guard,” when Mike (Finn Wolfhard) and Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin) won’t stop talking about their respective breakups with Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) and Max (Sadie Sink) during a game of D&D. Will storms out of the Wheeler’s basement into the rain, where Mike tells him he wouldn’t understand the situation.“It’s not my fault you don’t like girls,” Mike says to his best friend.The look on Will’s face before he takes his bike and rides home after exchanging a few more unpleasant words with Mike has some viewers wondering if the scene hints at the character’s sexual orientation — or if Will really is just really hurt that his friends have chosen their love lives over their D&D party.“All his friends have girlfriends and they’re out dating, and he just wants to have fun with his friends,” Schnapp said. “You see in Episode 3, he just wants to play D&D in the basement, and now all of his friends have girlfriends and they are dating. And it’s kind of, when you hear Mike say that line, it’s really up to the audience to interpret it. I kind of just interpret it like he’s not ready to grow up and he doesn’t really want to move on to dating and relationships yet. He still wants to be a kid and play in the basement like he did in old times.”Also Read: Finn Wolfhard on 'Stranger Things 3' Finale's Post-Credits Cliffhanger, Mike and Eleven's FutureAll this angst, whatever it was truly stemming from, led Will to destroy Castle Byers, his childhood playhouse filled with memories of his times with Lucas, Mike and Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo). That particular scene was an emotional one for Schnapp, and not super easy to shoot.“With that scene, it was all fake rain, we did it in the middle of the night,” he said. “And I’ve always wanted to shoot a scene in the middle of fake rain and it was my chance! I had a lot of fun doing it. It was freezing and we did so many takes, but it was really exciting. It was a lot of fun. I literally got to destroy something with a bat as many times as a I wanted and just go all out and it was so cool. It was very emotional and I was crying a lot that night. But it turned out well I hope and I’m happy with it. And I definitely would never get to do that in real life, so I’m glad I got to do that.”Obviously, Will and his friends soon made up so they could all team up to take down the Mind Flayer and shut the gate to the Upside Down (for real this time). But Schnapp has “no information” regarding what happens next, if Netflix orders a Season 4 — including where Will and the Byers are moving with Eleven and if that post-credits scene means Hopper (David Harbour) is still alive.Also Read: Yes, That's William From 'Queer Eye' Season 2 in 'Stranger Things 3'“I wish I knew! I really don’t know,” Schnapp said. “First of all the ending was amazing… I hope his death was not real and Hopper is still there. But I loved it. It was really sad. But I can’t tell you what’s going to happen cause I don’t know. I’m excited to see where it goes next season. And we’re still figuring out, if there is another season, where we would film and stuff.”“I really don’t know what to expect with anything coming up,” he continued. “I mean, the Duffers really don’t know what’s happening either. They’re all writing it now and I guess we’ll see when we get back.”Read original story ‘Stranger Things’ Star Noah Schnapp Explains Season 3’s Ambiguity About Will At TheWrap
Forget fireworks: Plenty of people were firing up their Netflix account to watch Stranger Things over the July 4th weekend, apparently. The streaming giant claims that a whopping 40.7 million accounts "have been watching" Season 3 of the retro sci-fi hit since it debuted last Thursday, according to a tweet sent out on Monday: .@Stranger_Things […]
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Your eyes are not deceiving you: William from “Queer Eye” Season 2, Episode 2 is in “Stranger Things 3.” A bunch of times, apparently.William Mahnken is a “Queer Eye” fan-favorite, having appeared in 2018 episode “A Decent Proposal.” The Fab Five really helped him out last June. Here is that episode’s logline: A scraggly film buff reboots his life — and his non-existent grooming habits — to give his girlfriend an award-worthy marriage proposal.And here is Mahnken, who on Twitter identifies himself as a screenwriter, actor, husband, father and Uber driver, sharing a shot of himself from the season premiere of “Stranger Things” Season 3:The @QueerEye / @Stranger_Things crossover you all have been looking for!!! William from Queer Eye Season 2 “A Decent Proposal” pic.twitter.com/bmYryCoX2k— William Mahnken (@SilverLimePhoto) July 4, 2019Also Read: Netflix to Cut Down on Cigarette Scenes After Report Says 'Stranger Things' Has a Smoking ProblemThere’s plenty more William where that came from. Mahnken says he can be found nine times in “Stranger Things.”Here’s a second shot:I can be found 9 times in @Stranger_Things Can you find them all? challenge StrangersThings3 pic.twitter.com/iD3w7ST53h— William Mahnken (@SilverLimePhoto) July 6, 2019Yeah, he’s the not-kid.Also Read: What to Watch on 4th of July Weekend: A TV Viewing GuideAnd a third:Who caught Shannan from @QueerEye looking lovingly at @DavidKHarbour on our date in the second episode of @Stranger_Things? (@SilverLimePhoto @Treeandshield StrangersThings3 pic.twitter.com/hAIMPkD1Sq— William Mahnken (@SilverLimePhoto) July 5, 2019Yes, that’s Shannan with him. She’s the woman William proposed to on “Queen Eye. They’re married now, and we couldn’t be happier.the guy william from queer eye is in the first new episode of stranger things . pic.twitter.com/F6vWufj1sR— santana (@juxtajoon) July 5, 2019Handsome devil.“Stranger Things 3” debuted in its entirety on Thursday.Read original story Yes, That’s William From ‘Queer Eye’ Season 2 in ‘Stranger Things 3’ At TheWrap
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