Joe Keery Reflects on Complex Emotions as ‘Stranger Things’ Comes to an End
– Joe Keery, who plays Steve Harrington in “Stranger Things,” opens up about his mixed feelings regarding the show’s ending.
– While he acknowledges that it feels like the right time for the series to conclude, he also expresses a sense of sadness and relief as he reflects on the opportunities it has brought him.
During a recent interview with Women’s Wear Daily, Joe Keery shared his thoughts on the upcoming end of “Stranger Things.” The actor and musician described his feelings as “very convoluted,” recognizing that it feels like the right time for the show to come to a close but also acknowledging that it won’t be easy for it to end. Keery debuted his character, Steve Harrington, in season one of the hit Netflix series in 2016. Throughout the first four seasons, his character evolved from a bad high school boy to a surprising ally to the main squad as they battled the terrifying world of the Upside Down.
Keery expressed his gratitude for the opportunities that “Stranger Things” has brought him, stating that his entire career is owed to being on the show. He described his emotions as a mix of relief and sadness, highlighting the impact that the show has had on his life. As production for the fifth and final season of “Stranger Things” is currently delayed due to ongoing strikes, Keery expressed his desire to cherish all the final moments once filming resumes. He wants to make sure he doesn’t take any part of this experience for granted and aims to hold onto the joy they had while making the show.
Keery isn’t alone in feeling ready to move past “Stranger Things” and explore new projects. Millie Bobby Brown, who plays Eleven, has also expressed her readiness to say goodbye to her character and focus on creating stories that are important to her. David Harbour, who portrays Jim Hopper, has similarly mentioned the need to try different projects and let the Duffer brothers experiment with new ideas. Gaten Matarazzo, who plays Dustin Henderson, has admitted to having a deep fear of the show ending but is also excited to see how the characters will develop one last time and finish their journeys.
As “Stranger Things” nears its conclusion, the cast members are grappling with a range of emotions. They recognize the impact the show has had on their careers while also acknowledging the need for new chapters and opportunities beyond Hawkins.