Kit Connor, who plays Nick Nelson on
the Netflix gay teen drama Heartstopper, has said he won't
discuss his sexuality publicly.
The 18-year-old Connor made his
comments during a recent appearance on the Reign with Josh Smith
renews gay teen drama Heartstopper
for seasons 2 and 3.)
Connor said that while “most part”
of the response to the series had been “overwhelmingly supportive,”
but some reactions had been negative and speculative about the
"In the cast, we’re all young –
I’m 18 – we have a few people in their early twenties as well and
even those older members of the cast we're still all so young and to
start speculating about our sexualities and maybe pressuring us to
come out when maybe we’re not ready,” he said.
"I mean, for me, I just feel like
I’m perfectly confident and comfortable in my sexuality, but I’m
not too big on labels and things like that. I’m not massive about
that. And I don’t feel like I need to label myself, especially not
"It feels a bit strange to make
assumptions about a person’s sexuality just based on hearing their
voice or seeing their appearance. I feel like that’s a very
interesting, slightly problematic sort of assumption to make,” he
In a tweet posted earlier this month,
Connor addressed the rumors swirling online about his sexuality.
“Twitter is so funny man. Apparently some people on here know my
sexuality better than I do...,” he wrote.