Heartstopper fans rejoice: the new issue of Attitude features not one, not two, but eight of the show’s stars across five collectable special editions!
To celebrate season two of the hit show, which returned to Netflix last Friday 4 August, we are now unveiling our cover with returning stars Corinna Brown and Kizzy Edgell.
In the teen love story basic on the graphic novel by Alice Oseman, Corinna plays Tara, a Higgs Girls School student who befriends Yasmin Ginney’s Elle, while Kizzy plays Darcy, Tara’s girlfriend.
“I like the word lesbian – I like that Darcy and Tara are overt about it” – Kizzy
“I think it’s really important to say that word — lesbian,” Kizzy tells us in the interview. “Because you sometimes hear celebrities say, ‘Oh, I don’t use that word. It’s ugly.’
“It’s completely out of line. What a damaging thing to say. I like the word lesbian. I like that [Darcy and Tara are] overt about it. And I like Darcy’s unashamedness.”
Corinna, meanwhile, added: “Yeah, I like that Darcy pulls Tara out of her shell.‘You’re a lesbian; it’s fine. We’re all OK.’
“Having that representation is important because [TV series are] getting cancelled, and I think it’s sad. And I don’t think people should be quietened or dimmed. So, to be able to present Tara and Darcy’s relationship is great.”
Be sure to check back later, as Attitude staff will be sharing the next four covers throughout today (Tuesday 8 August) on social media and Attitude.co.uk.
Heartstopper is streaming now. All interviews were completed before the SAG-AFTRA strike.
Words Alastair James Photography Olivia Richardson Creative and styling Joseph Kocharian Hair Randolph Grey Make-up Sophie Cox Grooming Samantha Cooper Fashion assistant Aaron Pandher Hair assistant Becky Jamieson Make-up assistant Morgan Armstrong