Stranger Things Actors Beyond the Show
Just like how the gang went their separate ways at the end of season 3, the main cast have wandered off to other projects outside of Stranger Things. Where can we spot our favorite gang? Will Jim Hopper come back in season 4? And what does Millie Bobby Brown have in common with Benedict Cumberbatch?
Keep reading to get those answers!
Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson
As the most romantic guy in the town of Hawkins, the actor behind charismatic Dustin has found popularity not only in women`s hearts. Currently, Gaten is tied up with the LA theatrical production or Into The Woods and we will also hear his voice in the animated movie, HUMP next year. It's about complete strangers starting their first day at a new job, which eventually turns into a full-time nightmare.
What`s more, 17-year-old Matarazzo is going to be paid for pranking. Gaten will host and produce the hidden camera show on Netflix.
And though Prank Encounters has not started yet, Gaten already received plenty of critics. Some fans said that it's mean but Gaten denied it all in an Instagram video where he let us in on a secret: The participants knew about the upcoming gig and all got paid for their time. Knowing will probably diminish the fun but, hey, at least there is really no harm for the unemployed.
When Gaten is not busy with filming, volunteering work or simply chilling out with his girlfriend, he is fully devoted to music. Work In Progress is the name of the six-piece band the Stranger Things star formed. And wow! The kid rocks!
Gaten performs with his younger bro Carmen and older sis Sabrina in bars and venues all over the USA. Maybe you can attend one of his concerts and support his music.
Noah Schnapp as Will Byers
Moving to the next Hawkins hero, Will Byers, who is perfectly portrayed by Noah Schnapp. How's a life not worrying about the Upside Down? What's the young star doing now?
He is cooking! Yeap, Noah posted a new video on his youtube channel that shows how he learns to make pizza! The Stranger Things star revealed on Twitter that this is just a beginning and he is seriously going to turn his YouTube channel into a cooking show. Would you enjoy that?
Noah has over 2 mil followers on his channel and fans seem to love watching his videos. His Q&A video where he shared his first kiss experience and revealed his greatest fears was a massive success. So he improved the format in the next video and answered questions with Millie Bobbie Brown. They made a heartwarming video together, which is really fun to watch but which also raises a question whether the two are more than just friends.
But Noah and Millie keep stating that there is nothing romantic between them. But you can't blame us for wondering - they are really close. Noah also has a couple of other projects like the movie Abe is this year movie, where you can enjoy Schnapp playing the main role.
But we must say it is more a festival kind of movie rather the one you see at the cinema. Noah plays a boy, who is trying to unify his Israeli mother and Palestinian father with his newfound passion for cooking.
Yes, sounds... unusual. Anyhow, it is a great chance to see Noah on the big screen, while we wait for season 4.
Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas Sinclair
Lucas is one of the most confident and undoubtedly the coolest kid in the series. Looks like that is how Caleb McLaughlin feels in the real world as well.
Caleb, jokingly, once replied to a fan, saying that he`d rather not let anyone know his weaknesses. But somehow McLaughlin has really created a flawless mysterious image of himself. It was hard to dig anything personal about the guy. So we were happy to find out that he will be releasing his own music now.
Although... Caleb did not give any specifics.
“I have music coming out, so I’m going to drop it before the year is over. So stay tuned for that as well.”
No band name, no genre, no dates, nothing! *Sigh* What we do know is that a lot of the Stranger Things guys are totally into music. We've already told you about Gaten but there's more.
Finn Wolfhard has his Calpurnia band as well, while Charlie Heaton plays in Comanechi and Joe Keery rocks out in Post Animal. Perhaps Caleb is just trying to join the internal hype?
Aside from that Caleb is working alongside Idris Elba in the action thriller Concrete Cowboys. The movie is about 15-year-old Cole, who discovers the world of urban cowboy subculture. But we will probably need to wait for about a year for this movie to come out.
Sadie Sink as Max Mayfield
But let's move to Caleb's on-screen girlfriend, the charming Sadie Sink. The role of daredevil Max opened a lot of doors for the actress. Post–Stranger Things 3, Sadie is filming on the adaptation of the teenage horror fiction story Fear Street. She also has joined Eli, a horror film from Paramount Pictures, so her schedule is pretty tight. What does she think about it?
It often upsets the young star, because it's almost impossible to keep a strong friendship with the Stranger Things cast.
Sadie has one more passion in her life and it is fashion. And she is very successful in that! She’s already walked the Paris Fashion Week runway alongside stars such as Naomi Campbell. Impressive right? And don`t forget, she is only 17, so even more is about to come.
Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler
Finn Wolfhard's life is just as crazy. After his well-recognized roles on Stranger Things and It, you would expect the boy would need some time off to relax. But looks like his workload has only lightened up the guy`s fire.
Finn will do voiceovers in Addams Family animation movie as well as in Netflix`s Carmen Sandiego. But that is only half of his projects. Next year we will see Finn in fantasy comedy ‘Ghostbusters 2020’ and in the horror remake The Turning.
It sounds like a lot. But don`t forget he is constantly busy as the lead vocalist and guitarist of his rock band Calpurnia. Crazy, isn`t it? When Finn is asked about his future, there are no words about taking a break to relax.
He is hoping to start directing some shorts, as he has already written some material for that. It is inspiring how Finn finds time and energy for so many great projects.
Natalia Dyer as Nancy Wheeler
The next busy bee on our list is Natalia Dyer. A humble introvert, who wants to stay out of the public eye. This is how Charlie Heaton sees his girlfriend Natalia. But for the rest of us, she is still the brave and goal-seeking Nancy from our favorite TV show. The Stranger Things couple charm fans with their romantic appearances, looking sweet and happy.
But those days off are not that easy for the stars as both have extremely busy schedules. Natalia has 3 premiers in 2019. We will see her as a girl who is only just discovering cybersex in the experimental short Yes God Yes.
Then, she will be part of the supernatural horror Velvet Buzzsaw and finally, she is playing a role in a coming-of-age Southern story Tuscaloosa.
Charlie Heaton as Jonathan Byers
Сharlie Heaton keeps up the pace with his sweetheart Natalia. The young actor has recently finished filming his part as Cannonball in Marvel`s New Mutants. Though we will probably see his acting in the following year. As if it wasn't enough work, BBC got him to play in a biopic about Joseph Merrick, better known as Elephant Man.
Physical disability brought Merrick fame through his performances in freak shows until he tragically died at 27. David Bowie, Mark Hamill, and John Hurt have all played Merrick in the past, and even Bradley Cooper recently made his West End debut in the role. So it must be a great challenge fo Heaton to receive a part like this.
Joe Keery as Steve Harrington
Joe Keery is probably the only one from the Stranger Things cast who seems to live an easier life Not that he is out of work. Next year we will see him in the sci-fi comedy film Free Guy. It is about a man who discovers that he is a background character in an open-world video game. It already sounds intriguing, doesn`t it?
Aside from that, Joe spends his time with an outstanding beauty Maika Monroe and devotes himself to music (yes, he is one more Stranger Things cast member who's into music!). By the way, we can congratulate Keery with his debut album Twenty Twenty, which just released in September. Check it out and tell us what you think in the comments.
Maya Hawke as Robin Buckley
One more musician in the gang is Maya Hawke. She has just released two new singles “To Love a Boy” and “Stay Open,” and there is definitely a full album soon. This year we are going to see the daughter of Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke in Human Capital. It is a film about two families whose lives are connected by an ill-fated business deal and a tragic car accident.
And you probably noticed the young actress's "Flower" Child part in the recent Tarantino film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Wasn't she lovely there? It's only been three years since Maya's debut in the Little Women miniseries but it seems like her сareer has picked up drastically. We're glad for you, Maya, and we hope to see more of your work soon!
Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven
Will we see more of Millie Bobby Brown anytime soon? The answer is YES. This self-driven girl has BEEN busy. I mean aside from Stranger Things, she's already played the lead in Godzilla, became UNICEF’s youngest Goodwill Ambassador, and collaborated on a line of shoes with Converse!
Next year we will get to see her in the second Godzilla movie, and later she might become the next Benedict Cumberbatch... well, in a sense. Millie will be playing the role of Sherlock`s younger sister Enola Holmes! It is going to be a mystery film adaptation of the Nancy Springer book series.
Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers
And what about the adults? Will we see Winona Ryder outside of Hawkins? It is not a secret that the actress stepped away from fame and kind of disappeared from Hollywood, without truly leaving acting. And Stranger Things is probably one of the most famous projects of her last years. Why so? The actress answered that in the 2000s:
"I don’t have any interest in being a movie star."
If you look at her IMDB page, you`ll find a lot of roles in the last decade but they are mainly secondary and the projects aren't big. Today, she is a proud homebody who steers clear of social media and prefers reading classic books to going out. And that is exactly what makes Winona happy. And if we truly love her, we should be happy for her.
David Harbour as Jim Hopper
The same can't be said for David Harbour, who is pretty satisfied with his latest publicity. And the most often asked question that he receives from his fans is "Are you really dead?!" After all, we didn't REALLY see how Hopper dies. Yeah, in the three months later epilogue, we’re told that Hopper died in a "fire" .... but at some point Will was dead and El so... perhaps we will get a chance to see him in the upcoming season?
Could Hopper have been caught by the Russians when Joyce closed her eyes to turn the keys? Is he the American prisoner in the cell? Or maybe he jumped into the Upside Down just before the machine exploded?
The actor is keeping a mystery saying that he has no idea about his coming back. Though later he said to Entertainment Tonight:
“I mean that, of course, is my hope too. It seems pretty crazy though."
Aside from Stranger Things, you might have recognized David Harbour as Hellboy. Besides, the actor will be the Red Guardian in the long-awaited prequel of Black Widow. And you will see David playing alongside Chris Hemsworth in upcoming action drama Dhaka.
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