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Stranger Things star Natalia Dyer has admitted that she doesn’t understand why people ask about her relationship with co-star Charlie Heaton.
Dyer plays Nancy Wheeler in the hit Netflix show with Heaton playing her on-screen boyfriend Jonathan Byers. As well as playing boyfriend and girlfriend in the show, the couple are also dating in real life – a fact that seems to pique the interest of fans.
However, Dyer admits she’s ‘curious’ as to why people want to know about their relationship.
She told Cosmopolitan: “I’m always curious as to why it comes up. Why do people want to know about it?
“I think it’s a natural instinct to want to know more about the people who are on your screens for hours, about what they’re like in real life.
“[But] now that I’ve experienced the other side of it… It sounds so cliche, but I’m just a person, too.
“Some people are very good about being open and sharing, and other people feel a little more comfortable holding some things for themselves.”
While people might be left in the dark about the actors’ private lives, fans will soon get the chance to catch up with how Nancy and Jonathan are getting on as Stranger Things returns for a fourth season later this month.
The plot kicks off six months after the Battle of Starcourt, which brought terror and destruction to Hawkins.
Netflix’s official synopsis reveals: “Struggling with the aftermath, our group of friends are separated for the first time – and navigating the complexities of high school hasn't made things any easier.
“In this most vulnerable time, a new and horrifying supernatural threat surfaces, presenting a gruesome mystery that, if solved, might finally put an end to the horrors of the Upside Down.”
Alongside Dyer and Heaton, previous cast members will be returning including Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp and Gaten Matarazzo, as well as Winona Ryder and Joe Keery.
Although not yet aired, Stranger Things is set to have a fifth and final season.
In a statement earlier this year, creators Matt and Ross Duffer said: “Seven years ago, we planned out the complete story arc for Stranger Things.
“At the time, we predicted the story would last four to five seasons. It proved too large to tell in four, but – as you’ll soon see for yourselves – we are now hurtling towards our finale. Season four will be the penultimate season; season five will be the last.”
The first part of the fourth season of Stranger Things lands on Netflix on 27 May, with the second part dropping on 1 July.