‘It’s Epic How Wild Her Mind Is’: David Harbour Reveals Winona Ryder Fact-Checks Stranger Things Sets

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With her lead role in “Stranger Things,” Winona Ryder has experienced a spectacular professional comeback. The show heavily incorporates a selection of 1980s classics, while Ryder aims for authenticity on the set. Now, it has been made known that Ryder is the one who has been monitoring the historical authenticity of the Netflix series. The show’s screenplay appears to have been directly influenced by the actress, who reportedly informs the Duffer brothers about every ’80s-era discrepancies she discovers. Here are the specifics:

Winona Ryder in Stranger Things 4.
Stranger Things 4 poster.

Everything to know about Winona Ryder:

Winona Ryder with Stranger Things cast
Winona Ryder with Stranger Things cast

Winona Ryder gained attention for her versatile performances in films of multiple genres with eccentric roles. Her Ryder’s performance in Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice brought her acclaim after her cinematic debut in Lucas in 1986. With significant parts in Heathers, Great Balls of Fire, Mermaids, Edward Scissorhands, and Bram Stoker’s Dracula, she furthered her meteoric rise. Since then,Stranger Things 4 Ryder has won numerous awards and been nominated for two Academy Awards, a BAFTA Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Golden Globe Award. The actress has recently made headlines due to her participation in the hit supernatural series Strange Things. Furthermore, due to her prior connections with Johnny Depp and his tattoo of the name, she was also mentioned numerous times in the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard trial.

What co-star David Harbour revealed about Winona Ryder:

David Harbour talks about Winona Ryder.
David Harbour in Stranger Things Season 4.

David Harbour recently disclosed that his Stranger Things co-star Winona Ryder warns showrunners Matt and Ross Duffer about all the historical mistakes she observes on filming. “She’d tell them, ‘This song actually came out in ’85, and you have it in ’83,'” David Harbour told Harper’s Bazaar. “She knew all of these minute, tiny details they didn’t even know, and they had to change things in the script based on that… It’s just kind of epic how wild her mind is and how it goes to all these different corners”.


As a former child star of the 1980s, Ryder discussed in the same interview some of the advice she gave to the show’s younger actors. “I want the kids to understand, this does not happen,” she said. “This is really unusual. And I’m always telling them, ‘The work is the reward!’ Because when I was that age, it was so hard to enjoy the fruits of my labour”.

On July 1, the final two episodes of Stranger Things season 4 will be aired.


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