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STUDIO PHOTOSHOOTS & PORTRAITS » 2022 » Session 004 – Behind the Blinds
COMING OF AGE
Natalia Dyer is drawn to characters who are still figuring it out. This Spring, she returns to her biggest role to date as precocious big sister Nancy Wheeler in Season 4 of Netflix’s hit supernatural thriller Stranger Things. The 27-year-old promises that the next season will be bigger than ever. But whether she’s playing Nancy, fiercely taking on the Demogorgon, or Alice in Yes, God, Yes, discovering female pleasure for the first time, Dyer’s teenage characters are in a state of flux. She likes playing girls and young women who are allowed to grow and be messy and have flaws. Meanwhile, fame is the biggest adjustment Dyer herself has had to make as she navigates her 20s. Negotiating boundaries has been a learning process, but one that she seems to be taking in her stride.
We caught up with her to talk about Stranger Things, female stories and coming of age.
Season 4 of Stranger Things came out in May. It’s been a while since you started filming before the pandemic. What are you most excited for people to see when it comes out?
I am really excited about the new cast members we have this season. I think they do such an excellent job. I feel like I say this every season, but I think this one is our biggest, darkest, scariest season so far. The scale of it is bigger. It feels more all-encompassing. This season, there are lots of different storylines going on. It really stretches what we’re familiar with. I hope people like it.
You must have grown quite close to your character, Nancy, over the years. I read that you relish the moments in the script where you get to see inside her character’s mind. Do we learn anything new about Nancy in season 4? Are there any moments where we see a new side to her or a new depth of character?
I think so. She’s definitely still Nancy. She’s still curious. There are some soft moments as well. It is a crazy season with lots of things going on, but I always get to know her a little bit better. I hope that comes across as well despite all the madness that a show like ours can do.