Sophie Turner Defends “Stranger Things” Actors’ Right to Privacy
Who doesn’t love Stranger Things? The latest Netflix hit is in its second season and there are a few things that set it apart from other shows. For one, the series doesn’t air weekly episodes so people can binge an entire season in a day or two. Second, the cast members are mostly children.
Recently, one of the stars, Finn Wolfhard, who also appeared in the remake of Stephen King’s It, was spotted leaving his hotel but did not stop to interact with fans. Unbelievably, some people took to social media to complain about this! He’s 14 years old! Surely, as a minor, he deserves some privacy, right?
It didn’t take long for him to gain some support, however. Sophie Turner, who began appearing on Game of Thrones when she was just 15 years old, addressed the situation with a series of tweets condemning people who have unrealistic expectations of young actors.
“Damn… seeing fully grown adults wait outside the ‘Stranger Things‘ kids’ hotels etc, and then abuse them when they don’t stop for them is super weird A. What adult in their right mind waits for a CHILD outside their hotel and B is then is offended when the CHILD doesn’t stop,” she wrote. “It doesn’t matter if they are an actor…they are kids first. Give them the space they need in order to grow without feeling like they owe anyone anything for living their childhood dreams.”
Absolutely. Not only does Wolfhard have the right to some breathing room for ANY reason but, as a kid, who knows if the crowd didn’t make him nervous or if he wasn’t feeling well. We have no idea what’s going on in his life and we don’t need to know.
His former co-star, Shannon Purser, who played Barb on Stranger Things, also spoke up and added, “Okay, no. No actor is under any obligation to stop for anyone. Finn is an incredibly kind human. But he’s human and he needs breaks too.”
Get a grip, people!