Kit Connor Opens Up About the Speculation On His Sexuality & How ‘Heartstopper’ Has Changed Him

Kit Connor Opens Up About the Speculation On His Sexuality & How ‘Heartstopper’ Has Changed Him

Kit Connor speaks about all the speculation about his sexuality which led to his coming out in a new interview.

The 19-year-old Heartstopper star opened up to Loewe creative director Jonathan Anderson for Interview magazine, and shared what he learned from the experience, being called a queer crush and how his Netflix series has changed him.

Keep reading to see what he said…

“I found it very disappointing, especially given my age—although I don’t think that it should be something that is speculated on at any age. I really wanted to have that boundary. It was my private information and my personal life that I wanted to keep to myself. So I was kind of frustrated with myself that I gave into it,” Kit shared about the speculation and his coming out.

“What I learned from that experience is that there are certain things I want to keep private in my life. I’ve also learned that people are always going to have something to say. Even with me coming out, people will still have something to say—whether they believe me or not, whether they suddenly think, ‘Oh, now can he play straight roles?’ But whatever they say, they’re going to say something,” he added.

On the other hand, thanks to his role on Heartstopper, he’s become a sort of queer crush to many.

“I mean, it’s a huge compliment to get, obviously. I do think it’s more so because the character that I played is so lovely. We were able to capture the hearts of people in that way,” he said.

“The show came out when I was in my final year of school, and I’d take the bus every morning, so I would stand at the bus stop and when there was a bus coming by there would be a lot of teenagers who’d see me and pull out their phones. I suddenly became much more conscious of the fact that I had to maybe do my hair a bit more or just be a little more presentable at 7 in the morning!” he added about the sudden amount of attention he started getting.

So, how has being on the hit show changed him?

“I think Heartstopper made me more confident in who I was, both in terms of my sexuality and my place in spaces. I’d really be a different person if it weren’t for Heartstopper.”


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