To celebrate the return of Heartstopper, Attitude is this week revealing five collectable cover editions dedicated to the show – and among them are Bel Priestley and Ash Self!
Bel joins the show as Naomi, a classmate of Elle’s who is trans, while Ash plays Felix, another student befriended by Elle.
The actors’ cover is the second we’ve unveiled today, following Fisayo Akinade and Nima Taleghani’s earlier this morning.
“Someone messaged me who was also trans masculine and disabled in a similar way to me” – Ash Self
Speaking to Attitude in our exclusive interview, Bel said of Naomi: “Naomi is a fun, cool, confident art student. She’s proud of herself, doing her own thing, a breath of fresh air.”
Meanwhile Ash added: “Felix is a bit of a party animal. They’re less interested by the art and more in how they can have a good time instead of studying.”
Added Ash: “Someone messaged me who was also trans masculine and disabled in a similar way to me.
“That was really lovely, just talking about how excited that person was for the representation that looks like them is also played by someone who is similar to them.”
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