Fresh off the announcement that a second season has been confirmed for Netflix, the kids of “Stranger Things” visited Facebook for a Live session of ‘80s trivia and fan questions. Noah Schnapp (Will), Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas) and Natalia Dyer (Nancy) got together to hold up emoji paddles and finally reveal Millie Bobby Brown’s (Eleven) ever-charming English accent. While the ‘80s trivia went as dismal as you could expect for a bunch of kids born in the early 2000’s (we’re screaming), but the fan question portion was enough to tide us over until 2017 (again, we’re screaming).
Schnapp’s favorite episode
Schnapp, who plays the missing child everyone nearly kills themselves trying to find, revealed episode one is his favorite because it’s when he “gets to see the monster for the first time.”
Your alien assumptions weren’t so far off
When asked if the cast watched ‘80s flicks to prepare for the show, Brown says Steven Spielberg’s friendly extraterrestrial classic, “E.T.,” was her favorite because she was told to relate to the character for her role. While Eleven’s origin story was revealed in time — spoiler: she’s not from space — there are certain “phone home” characteristics that most definitely came through between the lines.
Brown and Schnapp were the cast pranksters
While the cast all looked especially guilty when asked if any on-set pranks were pulled, Brown and Schnapp were quick to own up as “THE pranksters.” The two once convinced the Duffer brothers that Brown was ill, while she puked up water she drank earlier. “Matt Duffer was so scared,” she adds.
Don’t expect a “Stranger Things” musical to happen — or do, who knows!
A fan commended Matarazzo’s now-viral karaoke clip of his singing “Bring Him Home” from “Les Miserables,” and asked if they can expect him to break out in song on the series next season. “Just a warning, that [video] was three years ago,” he admits. “I can’t even hit that song in a regular octave.” But pressed for a musical episode, the cast shrugs that it’s not such a bad idea, revealing Brown and Dyer both have hidden talents of their own. “Let’s talk to the Duffers.” Yes, let’s.
Check out the full Facebook Live session below.