Heartstopper Season 2 is currently filming and we can’t wait to see what the cast and crew has in store for us!!
The leads of the show Kit Connor and Joe Locke recently sat down with Gold Derby to share the importance of the show, their characters and making queer humans feel at home!
“Locke plays Charlie Spring, who was recently outed as gay and faces bullying at school, but Locke marvels that Charlie is still “just such a nice person … He cares about his friends and family” and his hardships haven’t taken away his innate goodness. Connor plays Nick, who’s popular, plays on the rugby team, and isn’t exactly sure what his sexuality is: “I think one of the best things about playing Nick is, he’s got so much going on in his head,” Connor explains, “and he’s just so desperate to not let anyone down,” so “it’s lovely to play him in that sense.”
Heartstopper is based on graphic novels by the show’s writer, Alice Oseman. The series stars Kit Connor, Joe Locke, William Gao, Yasmin Finney, Corinna Brown, Kizzy Edgell, Tobie Donovan, Rhea Norwood, Jenny Walser, Sebastian Croft, Cormac Hyde-Corrin, Fisayo Akinade, Chetna Pandya, Stephen Fry, and Olivia Colman. The story follows the life of Charlie Spring (Locke), a gay student who falls in love with his friend and classmate Nick Nelson (Connor). The show also follows the lives of their friends Tao (Gao), Elle (Finney), Tara (Brown), Darcy (Edgell), and Isaac (Donovan).