Olivia Colman is standing up for her TV son.
After on-line harassment pressured her Heartstopper co-star Equipment Connor to return out as bisexual on Oct. 31, Colman applauded Connor’s bravery—whereas additionally criticizing those that finally pressured him to handle his sexuality.
“I’m so happy with him, however I’m not happy with how folks bullied him,” Colman, who performs mother Sarah to his Nick, informed Selection on the Dec. 1 Empire of Gentle premiere. “I believe folks ought to be allowed to have their very own journey.”
Colman counseled Connor for standing up for himself, particularly within the face of such public scrutiny.
“I am extremely happy with him as a younger man to take care of all of that and be within the highlight,” the Oscar winner mentioned. “It is unfair. However he is superb. He is a really lovely human being.”
On Heartstopper, Connor performs Nick, a rugby participant who develops a relationship with Charlie (Joe Locke). Because the present grew in reputation, some viewers took to the Web to accuse Connor of queerbaiting, a time period used to explain individuals who lean into suspicion that they could be queer in hopes of attracting consideration and publicity.