William Gao is an actor that can be seen in the television show Heartstopper. Heartstopper is a British coming-of-age romantic comedy streaming television series on Netflix, adapted from the webcomic and graphic novel of the same name by Alice Oseman. It is about Teens Charlie and Nick, who discover their unlikely friendship might be something more as they navigate school and young love in this coming-of-age series.The show premiered on Netflix back in April. William Gao portrays the character of Tao Xu. YEM was able to interview William and speak to him about so many things. William spoke about his character Tao, about how he is similar/different to his character, and about the show.
During the interview William was asked “Who is Tao? Can you lay out your character for us, what he does, who he is?” William answered by stating “Tao Xu is a character who is Charlie’s really good friend, probably Charlie’s best friend actually. He’s very opinionated, he is quite cynical, but in his own special way. He is not afraid to say what he thinks, and that is what I love most about him. He gets really entangled in a lot of stuff at school and a lot of drama, but at the deepest level he is a loving friend and he is a very caring person.”
Make sure to check out the full YouTube video YEM did with William below. There is so much that can be learned about William and the show Heartstopper by watching the interview. In the interview William answered many questions about himself, the show, and just being an actor in general. The interview is full of information that is fun to know and is very interesting. Do not forget to watch William in season 1 of Heartstopper on Netflix!