Heartstopper premiered via Netflix in April 2022, and Kit Connor, who plays Nick Nelson in the show, has already won the hearts of fans everywhere! Keep reading for details on the up-and-coming star. 

Who Is Kit Connor?

He’s actually been in his fair share of movies and TV shows including 2019’s Rocketman as young Elton John! Other works he’s been involved in are Little Joe, His Dark Materials, Ready Player One, Get Santa and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.

Kit has become a fan-favorite, though. During an interview with Digital Spy in April 2022, the Rocketman actor spoke about the comic’s loyal fanbase. “It’s been so, so supportive, and overly positive. And I think that’s one of the great things,” he said. “By the nature of it being a graphic novel series, we had that amazing fanbase kind of translate over to us. They’ve all got such a passion about these characters.”

Following the show’s first season, Kit came out via Twitter in October 2022 after fans speculated about his sexuality.

“Back for a minute,” he wrote. “I’m bi. Congrats for forcing an 18 year old to out himself. I think some of you missed the point of the show. Bye.”

What Is ‘Heartstopper’?

Heartstopper is a young-adult LGTBQ+ series that follows the love story between two teenage boys named Charlie (played by Joe Locke) and Nick, based on the web-comic and graphic novel series of the same name by Alice Oseman. Fans of the original comic already can’t get enough of the stars of the show, who strongly resemble their comic counterparts! The Netflix series even has multiple references to the comic, including exact scenes pulled right from the book!

“I think there are so many different things that you can really take away from it [the show], because there’s so much representation,” Kit continued Digital Spy. “If you’re looking at Nick, for example, there’s so much to take away in the sense that it’s not just self-acceptance and self-love, but also dealing with sort of societal pressures and expectations and things like that. Which can be really, really just … It’s so much pressure on people, especially the youth these days. That comes from social media and things like that.”

He added, “Obviously, at the heart, there’s just being yourself, and being proud of who you are, and learning to sort of love yourself.”

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