No doubt about it, Season 1 of Stranger Things left fans wanting #JusticeForBarb. So much so that they took social media by storm, demanding that the killed-off character get her due.
That’s something Natalia Dyer — who plays Nancy Wheeler, BFF to the late Barb — kept very much in mind while shaping her character during Season 2.
And honestly, how could she not?
Accordingly, Nancy will be as much of a justice seeker as ever in Season 2. “It’s one of those things that’s like, what can you do? And I think [Nancy] feels like, ‘The least I can do is get the truth out about what happened.’ That’s the root, the least of what I can do for this family and the town and herself.”
She continued, “It’s a hard thing to learn about. As an actor, you’re trying to live in the circumstances. If I lost my best friend to another dimensional monster, how would I feel?” Then, she reiterated how much Twitter, etc. might have contributed to the season. “Potentially even, if might’ve helped shape the season, #JusticeForBarb trending.” GOOD JOB, TWITTER.
As for Dyer’s relationship with Shannon Purser, who played Barb?
But Dyer loves seeing how well Purser has been doing, and loves seeing her around: “Of course now she’s off doing lots and lots of things, but it’s always nice when I see her. I think we have, with the Barb thing, a special connection,” she said. “But she’s doing very well — and Emmy nominated, it’s amazing.”
We’re so glad to see Purser going on to work on amazing projects too — Riverdale, anyone? — and here’s to (hopefully) getting some much deserved #JusticeForBarb in Stranger Things Season 2.