Stranger Things introduces first openly LGBTQ character

Maya Hawke

She plays Robin, Steve's (Joe Keery) quirky co-worker at the ice cream shop.

But will Robin return in Stranger Things Season 4?

At first, she made a whole lot of fun of Steve, keeping track of every time he struck out with a girl and teasing him for how many child friends he has. She belongs to the parents who were reputed for their roles in science fiction during the 80s.

The scene cleverly defies genre expectation, as it sees Steve list all the things he admires about her and seemingly set up the oh-too-familiar storyline of the "cool guy" falling for - and ending up with - the "quirky misfit".

When Steve asks her what she thinks of his confession, Robin explains that she wasn't acting "jealous and obsessed" because she had a crush on him in high school; she was envious of him because the girl she liked couldn't stop staring at him in class. The daughter of Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman - and they couldn't be prouder.

Hawke (the father, not the daughter) recently shared the Stranger Things 3 poster depicting Robin on his official Instagram account.

Meanwhile, Maya admitted it was her parents who got her onto the Netflix fan-favourite, telling 'E News', "They were fans of the show even before I was actually, they were like watching, they're like Maya, you have to watch the show".

Ethan Hawke fans will, of course, make the connection that he starred with Maya's Stranger Things co-star Winona Ryder in the iconic 90s film Reality Bites.

The Netflix drama represents a breakout role for Hawke, who previously starred as Jo March in BBC's 2017 adaptation of Little Women. News. "They were like, 'Maya, you have to watch this show" and I was like, "Okay, I'm really busy.' But then I watched it". She will also appear in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, directed by Quentin Tarantino.

You can hear more from Maya and her Stranger Things costars in the videos above!

Yesterday, Stranger Things 3 finally landed on Netflix and people are already raving about it.



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