Noah Schnapp, star of Stranger Things, uploaded a touching video of him and his family celebrating his acceptance to college. Schnapp is a Canadian-American actor who is best known for his role as Will Byers in the Netflix smash Stranger Things.
Schnapp starred in Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies and voiced Charlie Brown in The Peanuts Movie before landing his breakout role in Stranger Things. In 2016, he made his debut as Byers in Stranger Things, and he has played him for three seasons. Stranger Things season 4 will premiere in 2022, and he will resume his role as Byers.
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With his appearance as the youngster who disappeared in Stranger Things, Schnapp quickly attracted the attention of viewers across the country. While the first season focused on his absence, season two gave Schnapp the opportunity to truly shine as Byers, since his character was taken over by the Mind Slayer.
Meanwhile, Byers’ battle to integrate into teenage development after the horror of season 2 continues in season 3. Viewers have been able to see Schnapp grow up on screen and hear about his behind-the-scenes antics with Millie Bobby Brown. While it can be difficult to watch a young actor grow up, there is nothing but sweetness in being able to witness their achievements.
Schnapp and his family just posted a TikTok video of their reaction to Schnapp’s college acceptance. Schnapp not only got into college, but he got into an Ivy League school, the University of Pennsylvania. UPenn has a competitive acceptance rate of only 6% and is ranked among the top 10 schools in the country. The touching video shows Schnapp and his family waiting to read UPenn’s letter with anxiety. However, the hesitancy rapidly turns to pleasure when Schnapp and his family realize he has been admitted, with jumping, screaming, and hugging.
Check out the video below, which Netflix published on Twitter:
To the dramatic backdrop of OneRepublic’s “I Lived,” Schnapp’s worry melts into genuine joy at learning the news, making the video a tearjerker. Aside from the video’s heartwarming aspect, it’s also a great achievement for Schnapp.
The 17-year-old has been acting since the age of 11 and has built a successful acting career, created his own brand (TBH), and been admitted into an Ivy League school in just six years. Schnapp, like Byers in Stranger Things, is moving on from Hawkins and into the next chapter of his life.