In stranger things Season 4, fans noted similarities in the appearances of stars Millie Bobby Brown and Winona Ryder. The comparisons may come from Ryder Joyce’s character adopting the character of Brown Eleven in the new season. Although the pair share similar features, there was an intention behind giving them a similar look.
‘Stranger Things’ Season 4 Hairstyles Match Children’s Emotional State
In stranger things Season 4, Sarah Hindsgaul, head of the hair department, wanted each character’s look to reflect their emotional state and growth. “It’s part of this age, and you admire people, you try different things, and that’s how you find out who you are,” she said in an interview with Variety.
Hindsgaul calls Lucas’ (Caleb McClaughlin) high-end fade an expression of his “eagerness[ness] to fit in” with the popular kids at Hawkins High and his new role on the basketball team.
On the other side, Mike (Finn Wolfhard) and Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo) have longer hairstyles that are closer to the territory of their new friend and Hellfire Club leader, Eddie Munson. “The Hellfire Club is its own look, so I have both [Mike] and Dustin trying to fit into that, but they’re not quite there,” Hindsgaul said.
There’s A Reason Eleven Looks Like Joyce In ‘Stranger Things’ Season 4
Eleven joins the Byers family in California in stranger things Season 4. Her look reflects her tendency to “[melt] in her surroundings,” Hindsgaul says, which is why she got the signature “Byers bang cut” that makes her look so much like Joyce.
“It’s funny sometimes when people walk into the trailer and we have their continuity footage on the walls,” Hindsgaul added. “Once Winona [Ryder] came in, and she said, “Oh, it’s me,” and then she said, “Oh my God, it’s Millie! It’s really cute because they were so similar in their continuity photos.
Eleven’s mismatched outfits in Season 4 were also meant to blend her more into the Byers family. In a video uploaded by GQ, costume designer Amy Parris explained that Eleven would have “pieces that could have been items from Joyce, could have been borrowed from Will, maybe even items from Jonathan.”
The Duffer Brothers want to keep Will’s bowl cut
A character’s hairstyle has not changed at all in stranger things Season 4. Will Byers is still rocking the same bowl cut he’s had since he disappeared into the Upside Down in season one. According to Insider, actor Noah Schnapp even begged the Duffer Brothers to change things up, but that didn’t happen.
“I’ve spoken to them so many times like, ‘Hey, are we thinking about a new haircut for Will?'” Schnapp told Insider. “There is one more season left, but they are quite loyal to this cup. I think it’s a real kind of classic 80s haircut. So I don’t think we’re going to lose it anytime soon.
All episodes of stranger things are currently streaming on Netflix.
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