Words: Alastair James; pictures: Netflix and Jordan Rossi
Heartstopper's Kit Connor has said he wants to see Nick Nelson and Charlie Spring's (Joe Locke) relationship to "blossom" in season two of the hit show.
Speaking on The Radio Times Podcast at the BFI & Radio Times TV Festival on Sunday (22 May) the actor, 18, was asked about his hopes for the future seasons.
Netflix announced on Friday (20 May) that we're getting a second and third season of the show, which has become a smash success with its portrayal of LGBTQ characters.
"I put all my trust into Alice"
Asked about what he knows of season two Kit said: "I have absolutely no clue. I put all my trust into Alice [Oseman]" as reported by The Radio Times.
"But in terms of, I suppose what I'd like to see for Nick, I think just the strengthening of Nick and Charlie’s relationship," he continued.
"In Season 1, we very much see the young love and the beginnings of their relationship. And I think that it would be lovely, you know - not just to act - also just to see, as well, their relationship just, sort of, get stronger and blossom," he carried on.
On the reaction to the show, he said it was "pretty incredible" and "pretty emotional" seeing the impact it has had on people.
"Seeing different things like people using scenes to come out to their parents is just, like, unbelievable," he added. In April, Kit shared one such example of someone who had come out after watching the show.
He also said: "There's never enough queer people being genuinely happy on screen. It's so important that we are doing that."
Kit Connor in Attitude's May/June issue (Photo: Jordan Rossi)
"Sebastian Croft, who plays Ben, one of the bad guys, said to me after we watched the show the other day that one of the scenes [is one] that people might show to their parents to come out," Kit told us.
"I was humbled by that, because that’s such an honour for any actor to be able to create a scene like that, that could really change a person’s life. That’s an honour that I am so grateful to have been given. I don’t think I’ll ever really forget that."
The Attitude May/June issue is out now.