The second season of Netflix’s “Stranger Things” introduced viewers to Bob Newby (played by Sean Astin) a naive, tech geek and love interest of Joyce Byers. There’s one scene that likely took viewers by surprise. We spoke wth Sean at the launch of the Sharper Image pop-up shop in Times Square to ask about the moment and how much he is like the character in the show. WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD. Following is a transcript of the video.
Sean Astin: Demodogs in “Stranger Things” are not well-trained. And they don’t feed them. So that when it’s time for them to eat an actor, there like genuinely hungry.
I didn’t know what the exact fate of my character was. I knew that it wasn’t going to be good. But I don’t think they knew when I signed on how old Bob Newby was going to meet his fate. Meet his end.
But, no, when I finally read it, it was episode 8 that that happens. When I finally read that, it was it felt good, because it was sad that I was going to get killed off the show, but it was good, because it was like this is a heroic death, facing down the demodogs, rescuing everybody, and then dying a little.
You know, you can’t see it when you’re watching it, but they put kind of a baste on the costume. That really attracts them. They have incredible sense of smell.
So to be compared with Barb is a good thing, because it means that you’re … people have affection for you. You instantly liked her. She was the moral center with her relationship. And then you don’t know what happens to her.
I was a card-carrying #JusticeforBarb foot soldier. Bob, on the other hand, gets to, he has a full range of experience, Read More Here