Stranger Things Finn Wolfhard Criticizes His Character's Reaction to Will’s Coming Out

Finn Wolfhard and Noah Schnapp

Experience the Magic of Growing Up with the Young Stars of "Stranger Things" - A Thrilling Journey Before Our Very Eyes! That is perhaps especially true of its original member, Noah Schnapp, who appears as Mike Wheeler. 

Mike is the best friend of Will Byers (played by Noah Schnapp). When Mike's best friend, Will, mysteriously went out, he and his other friends named, Lucas and Dustin, aimed to find him. However, while searching for Will, they slipped upon an escaped girl, Eleven. Will never has, and throughout the recently concluded 4th season, he struggled to speak to his best friend. 

From the start, it appeared clear that Will was gay and afraid of coming out. Schnapp and Millie Bobby Brown were asked about it. So, Schnapp said Will's sexuality was up to the audience's interpretation. Furthermore, Schnapp came out publicly as gay in a viral lipsync clip earlier in the year. In the video, Schnapp wrote, "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."

Love takes center in the series as Will confesses his feelings for his best friend in a heartfelt scene. Likewise, Finn Wolfhard showers love and support on Noah Schnapp in real life and recall his emotional reaction to coming out on TikTok for GQ. But before that, he got an underwhelming response from Mike, who did not notice his best friend needed support. 

After that, Finn also got into problems. People started criticizing the dull and flat storyline of Mike. Some went ahead and stated Finn's poor acting was a reason for it. In July, Schnapp addressed Will's sexual orientation, ensuring that the teenager has romantic feelings toward his best friend, Mike. Talking with Variety, Finn said, "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?"

Likewise, he said that this huge part of Will's character took time to unpack because, in real life, it is an intricate space, particularly for kids who don't want to be tagged. With GQ, he confessed, "When I saw it, I just had a big smile on my face." Finn is the first of the cast to share their public reaction to the news. He added, "Everyone's on their own quests in real life."

And Schnapp's character Will is also embarking upon a quest on his own, with fans and Schnapp calling for him to "fully embrace" himself in the fifth and final season. Previously, he said, "I think the story opened and started with Will, and I think ending it with him and circling back on that is a nice way for them to wrap it up."

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Mike and Will Goes Through Problems Since Season 2

Fans speculate that the friendship between Mike and Will may go well in season five. They have gone through some issues since the show season 2. Mike was interested in activities like dating girls and Dungeons & Dragons together. So, things began getting sour when Will learned about it.

The relationship between Mike and Eleven blossomed while it was getting down with Will. Gradually, they kept their distance, has also made viewers worried. In August 2022, the Duffer brothers revealed that they had started writing season 5. So, we should wait for the upcoming season to see more about Mike and Will.