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Stars of Stranger Things tease what to expect in series 2

It’s been a year since the Netflix series Stranger Things ignited the make-believe imagination of millions across the globe. 

And with the science fiction-horror set to make an impact with the release of its eagerly anticipated second series on Friday October 27, the talented young cast have teased what to expect in an exciting new interview with NME magazine. 

Emulating the show’s retro feel on the front cover, the stars, who are also joined by Hawkins’ newest addition, have also dished on how the award-winning show has changed their lives.

 

They’re back! The talented young cast of Stranger Things have teased what to expect for series two in an exciting new interview with NME magazine 

The first series of Stranger Things, which pays homage to 1980s genre films, debuted in October of last year, and was based around the disappearance of 12-year-old Will (Noah Schnapp) and the discovery of a psychokinetic girl Eleven (Millie Bobbie Brown). 

The nostalgic, sci-fi drama’s lead actress Millie was immediately hailed as Hollywood’s breakthrough artist, while her co-stars Caleb McLaughlin, Gaten Matarazzo, Finn Wolfhard and Noah Schnapp, were also showered with praise.

And with the release of series two set to only heighten their a-list status, Gaten (who plays Duston) admitted in his chat with NME that they were focused on not letting the attention get to their heads. 

‘We’re kids. We can’t grow up too fast. We gotta remember how old we are and where we come from, so our heads don’t get bigger than our bodies,’ he noted wisely.

Plot: The first series of Stranger Things, which pays homage to 1980s genre films, debuted in October of last year, and was based around the disappearance of 12-year-old Will (Noah Schnapp) and the discovery of a psychokinetic girl Eleven (Millie Bobbie Brown)

Plot: The first series of Stranger Things, which pays homage to 1980s genre films, debuted in October of last year, and was based around the disappearance of 12-year-old Will (Noah Schnapp) and the discovery of a psychokinetic girl Eleven (Millie Bobbie Brown)

Catapulted to fame: The nostalgic, sci-fi drama's lead actress Millie was immediately hailed as Hollywood's breakthrough artist, while her co-stars Caleb McLaughlin, Gaten Matarazzo, Finn Wolfhard and Noah Schnapp, were also showered with praise

Catapulted to fame: The nostalgic, sci-fi drama’s lead actress Millie was immediately hailed as Hollywood’s breakthrough artist, while her co-stars Caleb McLaughlin, Gaten Matarazzo, Finn Wolfhard and Noah Schnapp, were also showered with praise

And their youthful fun has also been shared on set, with Caleb (who plays Lucas) confessing: ‘All of us together is like a disaster’ before Gaten quipped in: ‘A wonderful disaster.’

Noah went on to offer a little tease on what to expect from the upcoming series, revealing: ‘It was more intense. Darker. Scarier.’

‘There’s more of a story with Will – you learn a lot more about how the Upside Down affected him, and how he’s dealing with his family and friends.’ 

And die-hard fans of the show are also preparing to welcome a new addition to the cast, played by Sadie Sink, who couldn’t help but gush about her character.

Sadie will be seen portraying the role of Max in the new series – a ‘suspicious redheaded skater’ who is the latest addition to the town of Hawkins, Indiana. 

'We can’t grow up too fast': With the release of series two set to only heighten their a-list status, Gaten (who plays Duston) admitted in his chat with NME that they were focused on not letting the attention get to their heads

‘We can’t grow up too fast’: With the release of series two set to only heighten their a-list status, Gaten (who plays Duston) admitted in his chat with NME that they were focused on not letting the attention get to their heads

'It was more intense. Darker. Scarier': Noah went on to offer a little tease on what to expect from the upcoming series

‘It was more intense. Darker. Scarier’: Noah went on to offer a little tease on what to expect from the upcoming series

Speaking of her role, the newcomer admitted: ‘Fans have got the wrong idea. They think I’m going to be a bad guy or something, but they just need to chill and wait. I think she’s cool.’

And while Millie has seen her star soar in the company of her male pals, she couldn’t help but confess: ‘It’s really nice to have another girl on set and in the group.’

Talented Millie, who was named as Teen Vogue’s Breakout Star of 2016, was described by industry bible Variety as harbouring ‘the kind of presence some actors take a lifetime to acquire [and] is about to be cast in a lot of projects.’ 

The cult hit, which also stars nineties grunge favourite Winona Ryder, racked up 8.2 million viewers in the first 16 days since its release in July of last year. 

'I think she’s cool': Die-hard fans of the show are also preparing to welcome a new addition to the cast, played by Sadie Sink, who couldn't help but gush about her character

‘I think she’s cool’: Die-hard fans of the show are also preparing to welcome a new addition to the cast, played by Sadie Sink, who couldn’t help but gush about her character

Instant hit! The cult hit, which also stars nineties grunge favourite Winona Ryder, racked up 8.2 million viewers in the first 16 days since its release in July of last year

Instant hit! The cult hit, which also stars nineties grunge favourite Winona Ryder, racked up 8.2 million viewers in the first 16 days since its release in July of last year

It draws influences from the work of the likes of George Lucas, John Carpenter and Steven Spielberg, with the latter hailing it as the best show of the year. 

And with so much focus on the kids of the show, conversation reverted back to the topic of ‘fame’ in the interview as Gaten revealed that he ‘didn’t like the F word.’

‘You’re called a celebrity, but that’s just an unnecessary label for a bunch of completely different lines of work,’ he stated. 

Caleb, however, revealed that for him, one of the main advantages of being in the public eye was that he inspires people.  

‘People that are the same colour as me say, “You give me inspiration,” like there could be people like them onscreen. 

'I never thought any African-American people or people of colour could be on TV': Caleb, however, revealed that for him, one of the main advantages of being in the public eye was that he inspires people

‘I never thought any African-American people or people of colour could be on TV’: Caleb, however, revealed that for him, one of the main advantages of being in the public eye was that he inspires people

'We're like a big family': While fans of the show have been drawn in to the show thanks to the close bond of the characters, as well as other things, the cast admit that off set they are still like incredibly close

‘We’re like a big family’: While fans of the show have been drawn in to the show thanks to the close bond of the characters, as well as other things, the cast admit that off set they are still like incredibly close

‘That’s how I used to feel. I never thought any African-American people or people of colour could be on TV. It’s cool to be here.’

While fans of the show have been drawn in to the show thanks to the close bond of the characters,  as well as other things, the cast admit that off set they are still like incredibly close. 

Caleb admitted: ‘We’re like a big family, like brothers and sisters. We argue, we give each other a hug, we make fun of each other. I think that’s the best part.’

Gaten also added: ‘My best friends are really the kids in the show right now. We understand each other. A lot.’

New horror: It has been shared in recent weeks that series two will feature the 'shadow monster' - a creature is Will sees in visions of the Upside Down

New horror: It has been shared in recent weeks that series two will feature the ‘shadow monster’ – a creature is Will sees in visions of the Upside Down

Questions are answered! Co-creator Matt Duffer has also revealed that the series will address the disappearance of Barb, who was found dead in the Upside Down in season one

Questions are answered! Co-creator Matt Duffer has also revealed that the series will address the disappearance of Barb, who was found dead in the Upside Down in season one

It has been shared in recent weeks that series two will feature the ‘shadow monster’ – a creature is Will sees in visions of the Upside Down. 

Co-creator Matt Duffer has also revealed that the series will address the disappearance of Barb, who was found dead in the Upside Down in season one. 

There is also the addition of Bob Newby, a new love interest played by Goonies star Sean Astin for Winona Ryder’s character Joyce Byers. 

Series two of Stranger Things will premiere on Netflix on October 27. 

Read the full Stranger Things interview for NME magazine – out on Friday.  

Don't miss it! Series two of Stranger Things will premiere on Netflix on October 27

Don’t miss it! Series two of Stranger Things will premiere on Netflix on October 27

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