When you recreate past times in a series, the documentation work is very important. Something that those responsible for ‘Stranger Things’ know well, which is set in the 80s. Now, having a authentic icon of eighties movies as Winona Ryder It has made this process much easier for them.
born in the 80s
Actress Winona Ryder plays Joyce Byers in the Netflix series but she also gives the Duffers a cable with some references and details so that the representation of the 80’s be even more precise. David Harbour, who plays Hopper, confirms that more than once scripts have been modified thanks to Ryder’s input:
She told them things like, “Actually, this song is from ’85 and you’re playing it in ’83.” She knows all these little details that they hadn’t noticed and things have been changed in the script based on that… It’s just epic how wild her mind is and how she goes into all those corners.
Winona Ryder is a clear icon of the 80s, with such legendary films in her filmography as ‘Bitelchús’ or ‘School of Young Assassins’. She started her career when she was only 15 years old and she knows perfectly well what it is to be a successful actress at a very young age. For this reason, she not only limits herself to advising on script issues but also also tries to guide the young cast of the series:
I want the children to understand that this is not what usually happens, it is unusual. I always tell them: “The work is the reward!”, because when I was that age, it was very difficult to enjoy the fruits of my labor (…) This industry is brutal. You’re working all the time, and if you want to take a break, they say, “If you slow down, it’s over.” When you slow down, they tell you: “You won’t be able to come back” and in the end it stays in: “You are no longer part of the conversation”. It was very hard.
The Duffer brothers confirm that Ryder’s mentoring it has helped a lot to the young actorsespecially Millie Bobby Brown:
She has spoken to children about what it is like to be a celebrity and the pressure, anxiety and confusion that often comes with it. I think she has helped them a lot, especially Millie. It is a help that no one else can give them because not many people have gone through that.
The season 4 finale of ‘Stranger Things’ is coming to Netflix this Friday.