“Stranger Issues 3” was chock-full of explosive rats surprises. However one flip nobody predicted was a candy coming-out story.
And based on Maya Hawke, who portrayed Robin — the primary character to verbalize their LGBTQ id on the Netflix present — it occurred partly as a result of she spoke up.
Hawke advised Selection and The Wall Avenue Journal in current interviews that Robin and fan favourite Steve (Joe Keery) have been initially speculated to grow to be a pair. However Hawke felt that wasn’t the correct course for both of the characters.
“All through filming, we began to really feel like she and [Steve] shouldn’t get collectively, and that she’s homosexual,” the actress advised The Wall Avenue Journal. “Even after I return and watch earlier episodes, it simply looks as if the obvious choice ever.”
Throughout Season 3, Steve and Robin bond whereas working banal summer season jobs scooping ice cream after which discovering there’s a mysterious Russian lab situated within the depths of their city’s new mall. Their chemistry is palpable, to say the least.
Steve finally develops romantic emotions for Robin, and through a memorable scene in a movie show rest room, he confesses his affection — solely to have Robin inform him that she’s homosexual. In response, a maturing Steve exhibits Robin love and acceptance, and an in depth platonic relationship is cemented between the 2, making for probably the most fascinating dynamics within the present’s third season.
Followers completely liked the compassion-filled curveball.
Hawke advised Selection that showrunners Matt and Ross Duffer have been fairly receptive to the concept, too, and that they labored collectively to create a brand new relationship between Robin and Steve.
“The Duffer brothers and I, and [executive producer] Shawn Levy, had a number of conversations all through taking pictures and it wasn’t actually till we have been taking pictures episode 4 and 5, I believe, that we made the ultimate choice,” she stated. “It was a collaborative dialog, and I’m actually, actually proud of the best way that it went.”
Hawke added that she’s “so grateful” that followers responded properly to her character and that she hopes Robin’s story may also help folks “fall in love with ladies who love ladies and boys who love boys.”
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