20 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets From Stranger Things
The Duffers had a three-hour meeting to get Winona Ryder on board.
Wondering how you would convince Winona Ryder to appear on your sci-fi TV show? You could do what the Stranger Things execs did and have a lengthy three-hour “tea” with her. The Hollywood Reporter states that casting director Carmen Cuba brought up the actress’s name during talks so executive producer and director Shawn Levy pursued her for the part. “She didn’t even know what streaming was,” Levy revealed to the publication. Winona has had a lot of credits to her name, but she had never done a TV show. She said in the interview that TV was “kind of where it’s at right now.”