Dressed in a white polar neck and black jacket, ‘Stranger Things’ actor Natalia Dyer (22) oozes movie star appeal, but it’s not the kind that shouts “look at me, I’m important”. Quite the contrary. Looking fresh-faced and demure, she greets me with a warm handshake.
I’ve been invited to Paris as part of Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things’ press junket as season 3 premiers; just my luck that I’m the last person lined up to interview her today. But her smile is genuine and reaches her eyes and beyond.
I only have 10 minutes, and am hoping to get a glimpse into Dyer’s life and what drove her to take on the role of Nancy Wheeler, one of the main characters in the sci-fi series.
When you were cast as Nancy Wheeler a few years ago, did it ever occur to you that ‘Stranger Things’ would go onto to be the cult success that it is?
No, I think it was just really exciting just because it was a very cool project. Reading the script - that was exciting. It was a Netflix production at the time, and Netflix had some good shows. So those things were really exciting. We made it and we were proud of it. But you just never know what people are going to think about the things you make. So it was a bit of a surprise.