“Stranger Things” Actress On Star Wars Influence

As you might know if you follow me on Twitter, I looooove “Stranger Things” and just binged my way through season two’s nine episodes.  It was awesome, like watching a very worthy sequel to a great movie.

So imagine how thrilled I was to read on Naboo News that one of the show’s actresses drew some inspiration from the saga, and Anakin/Darth Vader in particular:

Without discussing the arc with the brothers, Berthelsen actually prepared for the Kali-Eleven dynamic by watching the franchise. “I took everything from Luke and from the relationship with Anakin,” says Berthelesen. “The reason why Kali is so angry is also because of love. She wants to believe in another human being. Something really went wrong and people let her down. She’s trying what she believes is the best way to support Eleven. Maybe it’s not the right way to do it but it’s coming from a good place. And I think that’s the same thing with Darth Vader — he believes it’s the right thing and he’s doing everything for the love of his mother.”

If you haven’t seen the show yet and don’t want to be spoiled at all, avoid the full story.

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One Response to ““Stranger Things” Actress On Star Wars Influence”

  1. maychild Says:

    Ooohh, that’s great! I recently binge-watched Season 1 and will start on Season 2 over the weekend. I’m so glad that an actress on such a popular and prominent show has cited Anakin, as he is in the prequels, as an influence — with no apologies, shame or qualifications (“But of course I think the OT is better”).

    And she does this in “Entertainment Weakly,” no less, which has waged a nearly two-decade-long campaign of hatred against the prequels. I’m surprised EW even allowed it. Maybe they thought that citing ESB, aka “the undisputed favorite SW movie” (unless TFA is the undisputed favorite now — I do know that criticism of TFA is absolutely forbidden and likely to get you assaulted, or at least banned) in the same article would balance out the unspeakable sin of allowing a positive reference to the prequels to appear in their too-hip-for-words publication.

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