‘Heartstopper’ Fans Freak Out Over Olivia Colman Surprise Cameo


Olivia Colman as Sarah Nelson in ‘Heartstopper.’
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Warning: This story contains spoilers for Season 1 of Netflix’s Heartstopper.

Cat’s out of the bag! Olivia Colman stunned fans when she made a surprise appearance on Netflix’s newest series HeartstopperThe film premiered Friday, April 22nd.

News of 48-year-old Emmy award-winning actress’ casting had been kept firmly under wraps by Netflix until the show’s premiere, revealing Colman as actor Kit Connor’s mom.

“We spent most of the shoot not knowing who was playing my mum” Connor, 18, explained in an interview with Hello!Friday. “We got to film with her for two days. It was me and her only and it was an amazing, educational experience. I think it’s an honor for any actor to be able to work with an Oscar winner of this kind of caliber.”

‘Heartstopper’ Fans Can’t Handle Olivia Coleman’s Surprise Appearance As Nick Nelson’s Mom

Olivia Colman as Sarah Nelson and Kit Connor as Nick Nelson in ‘Heartstopper.’
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Fans were delighted by the reveal of A-list members and took to social media to share their excitement.

“Olivia Colman turning up in #Heartstopper is my Andrew Garfield No Way Home moment,” one fan saidAfter watching the series.

#heartstopperspoilers SOBBING AT THE FACT THAT OLIVIA COLMAN IS NICK’S MUM I LOVE THEIR DYNAMIC SO MUCH AND WATCHING OLIVIA AND KIT ACT OPPOSITE EACH OTHER IS A TREAT,” another Twitter user wrote.

HeartstopperStar Joe Locke — who plays Connor’s onscreen boyfriend, Charlie Spring, in the Netflix hit — also shared his elation over the Fleabag actress’ role.

“Olivia Colman is my mother-in-law,” he wrote on his Instagram profile on Friday.

HeartstopperIt comes from Alice Oseman’sWebcomic that turned into a novel about two boys falling for each other and trying to navigate sexuality in the pressure-filled world of adolescence.

The heart of the show is the relationship between the boys. Fans couldn’t contain their joy after seeing Coleman play a part in young queer content.

“I swear nothing made my gay heart flutter more than seeing Olivia Colman pop up at the end of the #Heartstopper premiere” one fan’s tweet read.

“Not Olivia playing a queer teens mom!!! I’m here for it!” another added.

The Crown actress appears in the coming-of-age romantic comedy in a supporting role throughout the eight episodes, including the season’s final scene where Connor’s character Nick Nelson comes out to his mother as bisexual.

“We were reading [the scene] through and suddenly a tear rolls down her eye, and we were only giving 50%!,” the RocketmanActor recalls in an interview with The Gay TimesApril 22, 2002. “And I was just thinking, ‘Oh, god, I’m gonna have to step up my game now,’ as if I didn’t already have to!”

HeartstopperNetflix now has it streaming.

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