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Heartstopper Star Joe Locke Wants to Play Disney’s First Gay Prince

'Heartstopper' Star Joe Locke Wants to Play Disney’s First Gay Prince

'Heartstopper' Star Joe Locke Wants to Play Disney’s First Gay Prince

"'That would be a dream."

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Following the success of Netflix's latest YA series Heartstopper, star Joe Locke has a new goal role!

Locke, who responded to an open casting call and was picked for the leading gay role out of over 10,000 applicants with no prior acting experience, has quickly been thrust into the spotlight and currently boasts 2 million followers on Instagram. The 18-year-old's beginnings are humble, but his sights are set on the stars.

In a new interview with Independent, Locke says that while he's waiting on Heartstopper season 2 just like the rest of us, he's hoping the show will lead him to "more projects that mean something." For example, "I would love to play the first gay Disney prince. That would be a dream."

He's certainly got the charm! While fans in the comments agree, others worry Disney would de-gay it too much to actually work. Who's to say though! Maybe Locke can manifest some proper Disney representation!

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Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one! 

Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one!