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Heartstopper: Joe Locke wants Jennifer Coolidge to play his ‘cool grandma’ in potential second series

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Joe Locke has revealed the cult film actor he wants to play as his grandmother in a potential second series of Heartstopper.

The Netflix teen series — an adaptation of Alice Oseman’s graphic novel of the same name — is a coming-of-age story about a romance between high school students Charlie (Locke) and Nick (Kit Connor).

Since its April 22 release, the show has garnered near-universal praise from viewers for its portrayal of coming out and LGBTQ+ romance.

While a second series has yet to be announced, 18-year-old Locke is already speculating about who he might want to play in the second series should it happen.

He joked that he “would be the last person told about a second series,” he said radio times: “I always say I want Jennifer Coolidge to be my cool grandma. My American grandma. That would be pretty cool.

“Kit has Olivia Colman, I want Jennifer Coolidge.”

Colman appears on the show as Nick’s mother. The Oscar winner’s casting was a closely guarded secret prior to the series’ release.

Locke reiterated his point about Coolidge in a second interviewdiversity, adding: “I love her. She’s gorgeous.”

Coolidge, best known for her roles in Christopher Guest’s mockumentary films Naturally blondis currently enjoying a career resurgence after starring in HBO’s The White Lotus.

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