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Stranger Things’ Maya Hawke nods with the idea of her character Robin Buckley dying in the fifth and final season of the Netflix blockbuster.
The actress wants a massive “hero’s moment” death not far from the tragic and heroic deaths of Bob (Sean Astin), Billy (Dacre Montgomery) and fan-favorite Eddie (Joseph Quinn). (And no, the latter is not a spoiler – it has been four months, for crying out loud!)
“It’s the last season, so people are probably going to die,” Hawke said in an interview with Rolling Stone regarding the series’ forthcoming fifth and last installment. “I would love to die and get my hero’s moment. I’d love to die with honor, as any actor would.”
Although co-actress Milly Bobby Brown urged creators Matt and Ross Duffer to mow down more central characters, Hawke stated, “I love the way that the Duffer Brothers love their actors. The reason that they write so beautifully for me and for everyone else is because they fall in love with their actors and their characters, and they don’t want to kill them.”
She continued, “I think that’s a beautiful quality that they have, and I wouldn’t wish it away.”
In an earlier statement, Brown joked that the Duffers were two sensitive Sallies who didn’t want to kill anyone, referring to the death of Jim Hopper (David Harbour) in season 3, but later giving him reanimation in season 4.
The brothers later responded to the joke on the Happy Sad Podcast saying that Brown was hilarious.
“She said we were ‘sensitive Sallies.’ She’s hilarious… 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?” they said.
Hawke Her Character’s Fate
Despite Hawke’s interest in an honorable Robin Buckley death, she also said she would support a spin-off series starring her character and her coworker/bestie Steve Harington (Joe Keery), “where we go to New York, and we’re just partying in the clubs and figuring our s— out.”
“Normally, I wouldn’t really be a proponent of a spin-off, but if I got to do it with Joe Keery, I would do anything,” she shared to Rolling Stone.
“He’s so funny and wonderful and smart, and he’s got great boundaries. He’s an excellent coworker, and I would do anything with him.”
The four seasons of Stranger Things are available to watch on Netflix.