Stranger Things is heading into its final season and at least one of the show’s stars is hoping her character won’t survive what will undoubtedly be a brutal and bloody affair.
“I’d love to die,” Maya Hawke, who plays Robin Buckley, told Rolling Stone.
Hawk said she wants a “champion moment” in the final season.
She told the magazine, “I’d love to die with honor, like any actor,” but added that the show’s creators, Matt and Ross Dover, might not let that wish come true:
“But I love the way the Duffer Brothers love their actors. The reason they write so beautifully for me and everyone else is that they fall in love with their actors and their characters, and they don’t want to kill them. I think that’s a beautiful trait they have, and I don’t wish they would walk away from it.”
If Robin survives, Hawke said she’s open to a sequel…under one condition.
She said, referring to the actor who plays Steve Harrington, Robin’s partner in crime since her season 3 debut.
Read the full interview here.
Hawk isn’t the only actor who would like death to her character.
Over the summer, Millie Bobby Brown, who plays Eleven, urged the Duffers to start killing more characters because the cast got “too big.” She suggested “one big massacre” and even offered her character as a sacrifice.
“The Duffer Brothers are sensitive people who don’t want to kill anyone,” Brown told The Wrap. “We need a ‘Game of Thrones’ mentality. Kill me! They tried to kill David and brought him back!”
Stranger Things 5 is not yet in production, and its release date has not been announced. David Harbor, who plays Hopper, told GQ that he expects filming to begin next year, and the series will likely hit screens in the middle of 2024.