Stranger Things Creators Regret Killing Off Chrissy

Date:  June 6, 2022

Stranger Things fans fell in love with Chrissy who made her first appearance in Chapter One: The Hellfire Club. Portrayed by Grace Van Dien, she played the cheerleader for Hawkins High School's Basketball Team.

After her interaction with Eddie, fans started shipping Eddie and Chrissy. So when she was murdered by Vecna at the end of episode 1, we were devastated. But it turns out that the Duffer Brothers also shared the same feeling.

“We always have those moments,” Matt Duffer said to TVLine. “We shot the quote-unquote drug-deal scene in the woods pretty late, actually, into shooting.” In fact, adds Ross Duffer, “we had already killed Chrissy when we shot that.”


So it looks like the fate of Chrissy was sealed before the creators saw the sparks that flew between Joseph Quinn and Grace Van Dien. “The scene came alive in a way that was just so beautiful. And so much of that was Joe and Grace."

“It was just one of those fortunate scenes where we were able to have two cameras rolling capturing them simultaneously,” he continues. “Joe was doing a lot of stuff kinda spontaneously, and we were getting these amazing reactions from Grace. It’s pretty impressive what Grace was able to do with very, very few scenes,” says Matt, “to get people to care like she did.”

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