Another adaptation had made quite the splash on Netflix.

Developed by Alice Oseman, the British coming of age romance Heartstopper is based on her webcomic and graphic novel of the same name.

It hit the platform on Friday, April 22nd 2022 and focuses its lens on Charlie and Nick as they strive to understand if their friendship runs deeper than that.

Confronting themes of young love and relationships, it’s been well-received and the performances have encouraged audiences to look behind the characters and at the stars themselves.

With that in mind, let’s focus on one particular scene-stealer. Who plays Elle in Heartstopper?

still from Heartstopper trailer, Netflix

Who plays Elle in Heartstopper?

Elle Argent is played by Yasmin Finney.

Born on August 30th 2003, in Manchester, England, the 18-year-old actress has swiftly developed a fanbase thanks to Heartstopper. That’s right, you’ll be surprised to learn that she’s a newcomer.

Elle marks her first screen role and the transgender actress has wasted no time in becoming a beacon for her community, raising awareness about the importance of representation.

Represented by Curtis Brown, her page notes that her TikTok videos shedding light on her experiences have amassed millions of views and she has made it onto numerous ‘Tik Tok’s biggest influencers’ lists; she has thousands of followers.

Heartstopper | Official Trailer | Netflix

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Not only can you find Yasmin on TikTok but you can also follow her official Instagram page at yazdemand.

She boasts an impressive 152k followers and there are a handful of posts related to Heartstopper, as well as glamorous shots and more.

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‘I’m just so happy I get to bring Elle to life’

One of her most recent posts promotes her interview with ReVamp Magazine and she was actually the cover star for their April 2022 issue.

Being asked how it feels to become part of a world that so many cherish, she explained:

“I’m just so happy I get to bring Elle to life because too many times we see cis people playing trans roles and taking away the opportunity and credit. But I’m just so happy and thankful Alice saw Elle in me. I’m so grateful to the whole Heartstopper cast and everybody involved.”

She continued: “I wanted to make sure I was doing the best I could and making sure the representation was there in me. I really do relate to Elle, so by being myself on set and not acting in a way, the authenticity would be there.”

Heartstopper is now streaming on Netflix.

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