Actress who played Barb in ‘Stranger Things’ talks about fatphobia in the industry: “They don’t hire”

Shannon Purseractress of ‘Stranger Things‘ (2016) and ‘riverdale‘ (2017), talked about how difficult it is for fat actors to be cast in high-profile roles. Purser also vented about the fatphobia he suffers behind the scenes of his work in Hollywood.

“They just don’t hire fat actors for iconic fat characters because they want a big name star”said Shannon.

The actress exposed the inconsistency of it all. “There are almost no big fat stars because fat actors don’t have the opportunity to rise in the ranks”commented.

Fans jumped into the conversation to have their say on the matter. “It makes me sad too, because there are so many talented fat actors”wrote one, who urged them to stop casting fat actors in bad roles ‘just because they’re fat’.

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The series was created by Matt Duffer and Ross Dufferwho have already revealed they have a plan to end production on season five.

In a small town, a group of children come across a secret government experiment, which opens the portal to another dimension, called the ‘upside down’. The boys then begin their own investigations, which lead them to an extraordinary mystery involving supernatural forces and a very, very strange little girl.

The cast has Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Cara Buono, Joe Keery, Noah Schnapp, Sadie Sink and Dacre Montgomery.

It is known that the new season of the series NetflixStranger Things‘, has one less episode than Season 3, but fans don’t have to worry as, in terms of length, it’s much longer than Season 3.

In an interview with IGN, the series’ co-creator, Ross Dufferthe 4th season will have “almost the size” from the previous. In turn, the director Shawn Levy confirmed that multiple episodes of season 4 will be longer than some of its films.

“I released two movies in the time we were doing Season 4. We have multiple episodes that are longer than ‘Free Guy’ and ‘The Adam Project’”said Levy.

By the way, the films mentioned by the showrunner has 1h55 and 1h46 respectively. One of these episodes will be the last of the season, which will be over two hours long, according to The Wrap.

Regarding the length of the season, Ross Duffer explained that it gives characters the opportunity to develop and have more screen time: “We talked about this being a very revealing season as there are a lot of things we want to tell the audience and reveal in terms of the Upside Down and what’s really going on here in Hawkins.”.

Remembering that, according to The Wall Street Journal, the company is spending $30 million per episode on season 4 of ‘Stranger Things‘, making it the most expensive TV series in history. I mean, it didn’t come cheap!

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