For three long seasons of the show, we followed the characters and the various fights they put up with Upside Down. But we didn’t for once realize how much effort goes on behind the scenes. We often forget that the teenage cast were barely kids back when Stranger Things began. Certain scenes were extremely demanding for the actors. Noah Schnapp and Millie Bobby Brown shared their most challenging shots on the set of Stranger Things.
The “exorcism” scene in season 2 is something Noah Schnapp won’t do again
Noah Schnapp who plays Will Byers on the show was the first one to get trapped in the Upside Down. Although his friends with the help of Eleven rescued him, he still wasn’t from its curse. Season 2 revealed that the Upside Down had attached it to Will. This kind of led to a terrifying exorcism scene to exorcise the monster. Noah Schnapp was required to scream with all his power the whole night till 6 in the morning.
“There were so many angles and shots that they had to do and for each shot like you have to give your all, like you can’t half-ass a shot. So every different angle, every different shot it was just constant screaming,” he explained.
He must have had a sore throat the following day. Poor him!
The dream sequence in season 3 still makes Millie Bobby Brown nauseous
In season 3 Eleven had to dig into Bill’s locked memories to free him from the Mind Flayer. If it looked painful on-screen it was extremely demanding for the actress. She was suspended high up in the air and was constantly spinning.
“Physically it was so unbelievably challenging for me,” she said.
Well, we can’t blame her for having the urge to puke. We’d do too! But nevertheless, the actors do through some tough scenes to give us some of the best scenes in the series. They deserve all the praise they get!
Stranger Things Season 4 premieres on May 25.