Have you ever encountered a moment in your life when you get something that you wanted so badly? Now, can you imagine getting something much bigger along with that? You probably cannot imagine the level of excitement and rush of feelings you will have, can you? Well, that sort of thing, in fact, happened with the Heartstopper star, Kit Connor. What did he get that he didn’t even imagine happening? How did he react to it? Let us find out.
The first big news for Kit Connor
He was spending time with his family when Kit got a call from his agent confirming his part in the show Heartstopper. That excitedly surprised him and when he shared this news with his family, they couldn’t be happier for him. After this big news that he wanted to hear, he got much bigger news, and that startled him to his core.
Connor told Josh Smith in an interview that he couldn’t believe it when he got to know that an Oscar-winning actor Olivia Coleman is going to play the role of his mother on screen. He fell short on words when he started to describe the feeling. His first reaction to the news was understandable. He only had “Oh My Lord! Olivia Coleman” to say! Anyone would be nervous around such a person, and Kit shared that he was nervous too, working with Olivia Coleman.
Kit Connor and Olivia Coleman worked together recently in a British coming-of-age romantic comedy show, Heartstopper. The show explores primarily the story of Charlie and Nick, young gay boys. It is adapted from a graphic novel of the same name by Alice Oseman. Both the show and the novel explore the lives of teenagers who belong to the LGBTQ+ community and their psyche.
Kit as Nick Nelson with Olivia Coleman
As much as he was nervous about working with Olivia Coleman, Kit really enjoyed his time with Olivia, who plays his on-screen mother, Sarah Nelson. When Josh asks Kit about the moments h enjoyed the most with Olivia, Kit remembers this scene from the show where his character Nick discusses his sexuality with his mother Sarah.
Kit explains that when they were reading the lines for the first time, he just went 50% into the character. On the other hand, he noticed a tear falling down her face. That was an unbelievable moment. He says that he couldn’t stop thinking about how he was going to act alongside this absolutely stunning actor. This moment made him realize how extremely skillful she was and he needed to bring his A-game to be able to match the energy.
Sometimes, the nervousness that you feel can push you to be the best version of yourself. Amazingly, this is how Kit Connor felt while working with an extraordinarily talented Oscar-winning actor, Olivia Coleman.