Stranger Things, starred by Dacre Montgomery, Winona Ryder, David Harbour, and Millie Bobby Brown, has been an instant hit in different countries around the globe. It was the talk of the town and fans are still waiting for updates regarding its second installment. According to some recent articles, the creator of the series is already mapping out the second season of the series.
But before the second installment, here are some of the trivia fans should know regarding Stranger Things and its cast members.
1. Barb Had To Quit Her Job Because Of Her Popularity.
Barb, the best friend of Nancy Wheeler, underwent an unfortunate death when she chose to join Nancy one night. In contrast to her death, fans didn't stop from supporting her character in social media. Shannon Purser, the actress who portrayed the role, received different virtual arts, murals, and hashtags (#JusticeForBarb and #WeAreAllBarb) on Twitter. Purser, with all the fame she is getting, had to quit her job in a theater because of the fans who wants to get a glimpse of her while working.
2. The Voice Of Dustin Changed Throughout The Showing Of The Hit Series.
Gaten Matrazzo, who played the role of Dustin, drastically changed his voice after the production ended in the first installment. The sound team can't use his voice for additional dialogues after filming, according to Movie Pilot.
Dustin has Cleidocranial dysplasia in the series which is also true to the actor playing that role. Matrazzo has the condition in real life which causes him to have an unusual development in his skull's bones and clavicle area.
3. Charlize Theron Contributed To The Hairstyle Of Eleven.
Eleven, one of the teen characters in the series isn't your usual teenager because of her hairstyle. For it to be realistic, the production team has to shave Millie Bobby Brown's hair in real life.
The Duffer brothers stated that Charlize Theron in Mad Max: Fury Road was of great help to the hairstlye of Eleven. Millie was first hesitant to do it, but the creators of the series showed the picture of Charlize that made Millie agreed to do it.
4. The Original Title Of The Series Was Montauk.
The Duffer Brothers, according to Vogue, gave the idea of "Stranger Things" with its title series as Montauk.
They stated that the original named of the show came from a beach town in Long Island.
"Then it was really going to be impossible to shoot in or around Long Island in the wintertime. It was just going to be miserable and expensive,"
"We're actually from North Carolina, so when we wound up in Atlanta and I started scouting Atlanta, we got excited about it, because it looked actually much more like our own childhoods. It reminded me of my own childhood. I don't know what it's like to live on a coast, so it was actually once we settled into it and got used to the idea and we came up with this town name, Hawkins. It takes a long time to make a change like that, for your brain to accept it, to accept a new title and to accept a new name for a town."
The online world made a speculation regarding the original title. It was assumed that it was connected to the Montauk Project. It is a theory that the government was having a secret experiment on humans to try time travel.
5. Some Of The Cast Members Have Previously Worked Together.
According to some sources, Winona Ryder and Matthew Modine, who played the role of Joyce and Dr. Brenner, had worked together in a music video titled "A Love So Beautiful"
Gaten Matarazzo and Caleb McLaughlin, playing the role of Dustin and Lucas respectively, knew each other even before the start of the series because they already worked on Broadway.