Stranger Things


Stranger Things took the world by storm, surprising just about everyone. But nobody was as surprised as Winona Ryder. Especially when it came to a Netflix price hike.

Ryder, the two-time Oscar nominee and star of Netflix's new hit, stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live and dished all things Stranger Things. "It was definitely overwhelming," Ryder said of the sudden fanfare for her new TV series. But she has a system in place. "I'm not on the Internet that much," she said. "But my parents are and they forward me the good stuff. They've always sort of been like that…But with this it was different," she said. "It's been incredible, it's been amazing—overwhelming, humbling."

Ryder is no stranger to Netflix (see what we did that?), she previously told E! News she keeps finding new shows to binge only to discover they've long been canceled, like Glenn Close's Damages. But the day her show dropped, Ryder said she got an email from the streaming service. "I got an email from them saying the price was going up to $12.99 and there was an ad for the show with my face and it was like, ‘you have to get from $7.99'…It's dangerous, but great—I do binge watch," she said.

While all the kids of Stranger Things were out having adventures, Ryder's character Joyce Byers, a mother whose son disappears under mysterious circumstances, was pretty much on the verge of a breakdown the whole time. "Pretty much the first five out of the eight episodes I'm hysterical, as I think any parent would be in those circumstances," she said. "It's weird, it was a very fun shoot, but it was weird fun because I'm quite old school in my approach…I'm allergic to the stuff that they blow in actors' eyes when they're out of liquid in their body…I kind of really have to cry, it was…quite hard. But it was rewarding," she admitted.

Well, maybe season two won't require so many tears. Netflix finally announced the show will return for a second season of nine episodes sometime in 2017. Details on who is returning and what exactly will happen are being kept under wraps, but season two takes place a year after season one—it's set in the fall of 1984—and you can for sure expect Ryder and her TV family to return.

Stranger Things season one is now streaming on Netflix.

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