Matt Duffer, the co-creator of hit sci-fi series Stranger Things, has responded to Millie Bobby Brown’s criticism of the show after she joked that he and his brother Ross were ‘sensitive Sallies’ for not killing more characters off.
Brown, who plays Eleven in the hit show, had admitted she felt scared about the possibility of her character dying, joking that the cast has grown so big that they couldn’t fit everyone into a team photo.
She told The Wrap earlier this year: “We’re all afraid of one of us dying," before Schnapp added: “One of us will die. Or more. The cast is so big.”
Agreeing that the cast was ‘way too big’, Brown continued: "Last night, we couldn’t even take one group picture because there was like 50 of us. I was like, ‘You need to start killing people off’.
“The Duffer brothers are two sensitive Sallies that don’t want to kill anyone off. We need to be Game of Thrones. We need to have the mindset of Game of Thrones," she added.
“Kill me off! They tried killing David off and they brought him back!”
Naturally, the comments eventually made their way to the Duffer Brothers themselves.
The topic came up when Matt appeared on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, saying defeatedly of the news: “We heard.”
He continued: “What did Millie call us? She said we were ‘sensitive Sallies’. She’s hilarious. Believe us, we’ve explored all options in the writing room.
“Just as a complete hypothetical, if you kill Mike [Finn Wolfhard], it’s like... that’s depressing... we aren’t Game of Thrones. This is Hawkins, it’s not Westeros. The show becomes not Stranger Things anymore, because you do have to treat it realistically, right?”
Duffer went on to use the character of Barb, who was killed off in season one, as an example.
“So even when Barb dies, there’s two seasons worth of grappling with that, so imagine - is that something we’re interested in exploring or not interested in exploring?” he said.
However, he warned that more deaths were ‘on the table’ as things head ‘towards the end’, adding: “This is me basically defending myself against these Millie Bobby Brown accusations and explaining that there are lives behind it, and it’s nothing to do with my sensitivity. So there you go Millie.”
You can watch the latest season of Stranger Things on Netflix now.
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