Millie Bobby Brown has become a major star since landing the role of Eleven in the hit Netflix series, ‘Stranger Things.’ In a recent interview, Millie joked that the show needs to be more like Game of Thrones. She said that the cast had too many characters and it was time to start killing some off.
Brown called the Duffer Brothers “sensitive sallies” who don’t want to kill characters in the show. She said that even when they have tried to portray characters dying on Stranger Things that it’s only been a tease. The creators of the series have now responded to Millie Bobby Brown’s idea.
Speaking with “Happy, Sad, Confused,” Matt Duffer addressed the reason Stranger Things hasn’t seen more character deaths. He explained that the world they’ve created is much different from Game of Thrones. Matt wants the show to not be depressing.
“Just as a complete hypothetical, if you kill Mike, it’s like… That’s depressing… We aren’t Game of Thrones. This is Hawkins, it’s not Westeros. The show becomes not Stranger Things anymore, because you do have to treat it realistically, right?
So even when Barb dies, there’s two seasons’ worth of grappling with that, so imagine — is that something we’re interested in exploring or not interested in exploring?
This is me basically defending myself against these Millie Bobby Brown accusations and explaining that there are lives behind it, and it’s nothing to do with my sensitivity. So there you go, Millie.”
It doesn’t sound like the Duffers are interested in a crazy amount of character deaths. As Stranger Things heads into its fifth and final season, fans shouldn’t expect the shock factor to increase too much. The show’s creators simply don’t think it fits what they are trying to do.
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