“I won’t be watching”: Terminator Star Linda Hamilton Reveals Why She Won’t Watch Stranger Things Season 5

The fifth season of Stranger Things has been ruined for Linda Hamilton.

“I won’t be watching”: Terminator Star Linda Hamilton Reveals Why She Won’t Watch Stranger Things Season 5

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  • Despite having a role in it, Linda Hamilton will not be watching the fifth season of Stranger Things.
  • The actress explained that she has ruined it for herself as she doesn't watch any movies or TV shows she stars in.
  • Her role in Stranger Things, which will be released in 2025, is yet to be revealed.
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Actress Linda Hamilton, who is a die-hard fan of Netflix’s Stranger Things, has revealed why she will not be watching the show’s fifth and final season. It has been confirmed that Hamilton will be appearing in the series, but her role in the series is still unknown.

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Linda Hamilton in Terminator: Dark Fate
Linda Hamilton in Terminator: Dark Fate

The actress explained that she will get “imposter syndrome” as she doesn’t watch anything that she has appeared in. So, Hamilton has officially ruined Stranger Things for herself. In February 2022, Stranger Things was renewed for a fifth season, which is expected to release in 2025. The show has been a fan favorite ever since its first season debut on Netflix in 2016. It has been praised primarily for its characters, atmosphere, acting, soundtrack, and writing.

Linda Hamilton will not be watching the fifth season of Stranger Things

Stranger Things Season 5 production announcement photo (via @Stranger_Things on X)
Stranger Things Season 5 production announcement photo (via @Stranger_Things on X)

In a recent interview with Us Weekly, actress Linda Hamilton revealed that she will not watch the fifth and final season of Stranger Things because she will be appearing in it,

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“I’ve watched every season with relish. I just love it – So it’s kind of, like, impostor syndrome where I don’t [feel that I] fit in there. That’s a whole world set in the ’80s. When you really buy into something, you don’t see yourself in it. So I think, in a way, it kind of ruined the show for me. I never watch [a project], once I’m in something – It would just completely take me out of the reality of it to see myself in there. So I won’t be watching [Season 5].”

It has been confirmed that Hamilton will join the cast of Stranger Things‘ fifth season, however, her role in the series is yet to be revealed. During her prime years, Linda was well known for playing tough, resilient characters so, it makes sense why she has joined the show.

The creators of the show have not revealed the ending to Linda Hamilton

Linda Hamilton in Terminator 2
Linda Hamilton in Terminator 2

Further in the interview, Linda Hamilton revealed that she doesn’t know how the show ends. Not only that, she only has a basic idea of her character for now,

“I Zoomed [creators] Ross and Matt Duffer, and they gave me the shape of the character, but not of the story. Because they have to be very careful with their story. So I still don’t know how it ends – And it takes a lot of discipline to not know where it’s going to go. But that’s to protect it from all of the people that want to know.”

Leaks certainly ruin the show for the fans as well as the creators, so it is best for the Duffer brothers to keep it hidden. The show was renewed for a fifth season in February 2023 and the shooting reportedly began in January 2024. At this rate, fans can expect the season to drop sometime in 2025.

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