“Stranger Things” fact-checked by Winona Ryder: She wants 100% Accuracy

Having an 80s icon on set is beneficial while preparing a show with an 80s theme and lots of 80s pop culture. This is the case with “Stranger Things” and Winona Ryder, who not only plays the leading character in the series’ but also ensures that the makers of the show, Matt and Ross Duffer, stick to the 1980s’ era specifics while filmmaking. The Duffer Brothers frequently had to modify scripts when Ryder fact-checked them.

"Stranger Things" fact-checked by Winona Ryder: She wants 100% Accuracy

“She’d tell them, ‘This song actually came out in ’85, and you have it in ’83,’” David Harbour said. “She knew all of these minute, tiny details they didn’t even know, and they had to change things in the script based on that…It’s just kind of epic how wild her mind is and how it goes to all these different corners.”

Ryder made her cinematic appearance in 1986’s “Lucas.”

On the set of the show, Ryder also mentors the bunch of young actors. “I want the kids to understand, this does not happen,” the actor said. “This is really unusual. And I’m always telling them, ‘The work is the reward!’ Because when I was that age, it was so hard to enjoy the fruits of my labor.”

“This business is brutal,” Ryder continued. “You’re working constantly, but if you want to take a break, they tell you, ‘If you slow down, it’s going to stop.’ And then it did slow down. So then you’re hearing, ‘It’s going to be impossible to come back.’ And then that changes to, ‘You’re not even part of the conversation.’ Like, it was brutal.”

Ross Duffer claims that Millie Bobby Brown, the show’s breakout teen, has benefited much from Ryder’s mentoring.

“Stranger Things” Season 4: Now on Netflix

Season 4 of “Stranger Things” is currently available on Netflix to stream the first seven episodes. The series’ final two episodes will air on July 1.