‘Stranger Things’ made quite an impression with critics and audiences this year, as evidenced by all of the fans that showed up for their panel at NYCC this year. Fortunately for those lucky fans in attendance, the actors were not shy with news about Season Two of the hit Netflix show, and where they saw their characters going. One particular aspect that seemed of interest to both the crowd and the actors was the love triangle that developed in Season 1 between characters Steve, Nancy and Jonathan, an unlikely one at that as not everyone thought Steve was going to be a character of any particular depth in the show. But part of the fun of ‘Stranger Things’ is all of the unexpected twists, which it seems the actors enjoyed just as much as the viewers.
David K. Harbour (who played Chief Hopper) commented on the “love triangle” by saying:
“We did get the first couple scripts and it’s insane. One of the great love triangles of the series” between Jonathan (Charlie Heaton), Nancy (Natalie Dyer), and Steve (Joe Keery). “Even when I was watching I felt torn. They both were so three dimensional…there will be more of that for seasons to come.”
And Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven) commented that:
“Anything can happen, But I’m okay with [Steve and Nancy]. I just think Jonathan… Imagine if Barb came back and Jonathan and Barb were dating. That would be incredible.”
Harbour then went into detail about how he gets into his character, and a little about Chief Hopper’s backstory, especially about his lost daughter:
“For me, I don’t do the Jared Leto stuff with like sending dead pigs to people on set, but I do have a particular brand of method to what I do, which just means I like the experience that I have to be authentic and personal and so that can’t happen unless I sort of carry around a little bit,” he said. “Atlanta shooting was a very difficult experience because Hop is a lonely sort of sad guy. So, I definitely carried that away…I feel like with the loss of a daughter like that, I just feel like he’s truly broken in a way that almost cannot be healed,” Harbour said. “In a certain way he has so much guilt because he’s so used to saving people — used to good guys and bad guys — and finally he puts himself in a situation where it’s just life. I mean, there’s just nothing he can do and I think that he takes that on himself and carries it on his shoulders.”
Are you excited to see where the show goes in Season 2? Do you think they can keep the same momentum going after the amazing first season? Share your opinions and theories for what could happen in the comments below!
Source: Comic Book
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