In a recent interview, Kit Connor, who
stars in the Netflix LGBTQ drama Heartstopper, talked about
his coming out as bisexual.
The 19-year-old actor came out in a
“I'm bi,” he wrote last year.
“Congrats for forcing an 18 year old to out himself. I think some
of you missed the point of the show. Bye.”
In the series, which returns for its
sophomore season on Thursday, August 3, Connor plays queer teen Nick.
Before his coming out, Connor faced accusations of queerbating and
speculation about his sexuality.
Speaking with British Vogue,
Connor called coming out “empowering” but wished he had come out
on his own terms.
“I think 'forced' isn't the right
word I would use, but I would say that I would have preferred to do
it another way,” he
“I also don't know if I would have
ever done it. But at the end of the day, I don't regret it. In many
ways it was really empowering.”
Connor said that he never had an “oh,
shit moment” about his bisexuality.
“It just became more and more
evident,” he said.
He added that school “wasn't hugely
inclusive.” “It wasn't really accepted in a lot of ways. … It's
the experience of maybe you're too straight to be gay and you're too
gay to be straight. So it's like, 'Where do I sit?' But I feel much
more secure in myself now,” he said.
Connor will star opposite Maia Reficco
in the upcoming film A Cuban Girl's Guide to Tea and Tomorrow.