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Winona Ryder says New Stranger Things focuses on teenage issues


The stars of Stranger Things aren’t so small anymore.

Season four of the hit Netflix series may be full of scares, but according to winona ryder– who plays Joyce Byers – the show’s characters remain the heart of the show.

“It just got scarier and scarier,” the actress told E! News’ pop of the day. “But what I love is that he retains that kind of personal heart, love, connection with children and the difficulty of being a teenager.”

Noting that adults are quick to ignore certain behaviors when kids are kids, Ryder said teens endure “just as much pain and confusion. It’s like a war for them.”

As a former teenage star herself, with 80s hits like Beetlejuice, Lucas, and Heathers-Ryder said she was “very protective” of the show’s young stars.

“I have mixed feelings about kids in the industry,” she said, “but we really hit it off with these kids.”

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