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Stranger Things Makeup Artist Amy L. Forsythe Reveals Original Plans for Nancy & Robin



Stranger Things Makeup Artist Amy L. Forsythe Reveals Original Plans for Nancy & Robin

Amy L. Forsythe, one of the lead makeup artists on Stranger Things, says Nancy and Robin’s academic disguises almost looked very different. Stranger Things first premiered on Netflix in 2016, and has since grown to become one of the streaming service’s flagship series.

Having received mass critical acclaim and a slew of awards, including 51 Emmy nominations and seven wins, Stranger Things has gone on to become a huge franchise of its own, with a book series, graphic novels, and games. There is also talk of potential spinoffs.

First introduced in Stranger Things season 3, Robin Buckley (Maya Hawke) was quick to become a fan-favorite character for her quirky personality. Season 4 saw Robin teaming up with Nancy Wheeler (Natalia Dyer), in a partnership that was eagerly awaited by fans.

Though their dynamic got off to a rocky start, with Nancy’s no-nonsense personality clashing with Robin’s more clumsy, eager one, the pair had some impressive scenes throughout Stranger Things season 4.

Episode 4, “Dear Billy,” saw Nancy and Robin disguising themselves as prim and proper college students in an attempt to get an audience with Victor Creel, much to Robin’s chagrin. However, that wasn’t always the costume design for the pivotal scene.

In an interview with Insider, makeup artist Forsythe says that the original plan wasn’t to make the girls look academic, but “hotter.” Forsythe says that the original script had Nancy and Robin looking more “aged up,” rather than looking like professional academics. Read Forsythe’s comment below:

“Natalia, Maya, Devin, and I played around a lot. We were trying to find what these girls would do when they’re trying to age up. So it was scripted that they were hotter, I guess. But then that version went away and it became more academic.”

Stranger Things’ Forsythe (who recently discussed Eddie Munson’s tattoos) also says that, while they wanted Nancy and Robin to look older, it was important that they didn’t look “modern and who they are on Instagram.”

While one might wonder what those alternate undercover costumes might’ve looked like, it is safe to say that Stranger Things went in the right direction. The main goal was to make Nancy and Robin look more mature, and that was achieved with their academic outfits.

That fits with Stranger Things’ overall themes as well; while the series has put its younger characters into dark, heavy situations, it has always maintained that they remain kids. Therefore, Nancy and Robin shouldn’t have needed to unnecessarily age themselves up in a provocative way.

Though the idea of Nancy and Robin needing to appear more mature remained the same, making the girls appear more academic than simply “hotter” certainly shifted the tone of the scene.

Rather than being about their looks, Stranger Things season 4 focused on their smarts and wits. Making Nancy and Robin look older by sexualizing them doesn’t fit with either characters’ personalities, especially given Robin’s speech in episode 4 about sexism.

In the end, putting the pair in academic costuming made the scene more comedic and innocently charming, and has firmly secured the scene as a memorable Stranger Things moment.


List Of Canceled Netflix Original Series In 2023

List of all the shows Netflix has canceled in 2023.



2023 has kicked off with a couple of big cancelations, which signals a potentially rough year coming up, which many other players throughout Hollywood will share. Here’s a look at the 2023 cancelations!


The big-budget series from the creators of DARK had big expectations and big shoes to fill.

The mystery sci-fi show was one of Netflix’s most ambitious shows in years, using state-of-the-art technology and featuring an impressive ensemble cast.

Why was 1899 canceled?

Data provided to What’s on Netflix from European SVOD analytics company Digital i suggests that the completion rate was ultimately too low and likely wasn’t growing substantially. Their data suggests only around a third of people who started the show went onto finish the title.

Inside Job

The animated series Inside Job had been initially given a season 2 renewal order back in June 2022. Still, in January 2023, the creator confirmed rumors that Netflix had reversed the decision to renew.

In a statement on Twitter, the show’s creator Shion Takeuchi said:

I’m heartbroken to confirm that Netflix has decided to cancel season 2 of Inside Job. Over the years, these characters have become real people to me, and I am devastated not to be able to watch them grow up. Reagan and Brett deserved to get their ending and finally find happiness. And I would have loved to been able to share what was in store with you all.

He added, “To everyone who watched, thank you for coming along on the ride. Even though I’m sad, it helps to know that there’s people out there who cared just as much about these characters as me.”

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Netflix Tudum 2022: Can You Watch Tudum Online?



Netflix Tudum 2022: Can You Watch Tudum Online?

This weekend is going to be quite the eventful one for Netflix subscribers! Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, Tudum officially returns this Saturday with a day that promises to bring with it a lot of exciting new reveals about Netflix’s biggest shows and movies!

The 24-hour event will bring fans the scoop on over 120 fan-favorite shows and movies including Bridgerton, Emily in Paris, Shadow and Bone, Wednesday, Manifest, You, Outer Banks, The Witcher, Heartstopper and more!

From first looks at upcoming titles, casting news, renewals and release date confirmations, there’s no telling what could be coming our way this weekend. The only thing that is certain? Fans won’t want to miss the event, but how exactly can you follow along from home?

Where to watch Tudum 2022

If you’re hoping to be able to watch this year’s Tudum event online, you’re in luck! While some events such as San Diego Comic-Con and D23 take place in-person with only select presentations from the event available to stream online, Tudum takes place exclusively online as a virtual event.

This Saturday, fans across the globe will be able to head to Netflix’s official YouTube account to watch the event online with the event set to be made available in 29 languages worldwide!

Do you have to pay for Tudum?

If you’re hoping to watch Tudum this weekend, don’t worry about having to break out your wallet or credit cards to pay for the event. The virtual event is free to Netflix fans worldwide as there is no cost to stream the event which can be viewed free of cost on the Netflix YouTube channel!

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Netflix Movie Lou Cast: Who Stars in the Netflix Thriller?



Netflix Movie Lou Cast: Who Stars in the Netflix Thriller?

Allison Janney and Jurnee Smollett are the main attraction of the Netflix movie Lou as the two leading ladies. Janney plays a John Wick-esque character (complete with a beloved dog, but don’t worry, Jax makes it out alive!) while Smollett plays her neighbor, Hannah.

Lou is a hardened recluse living on the fringes of their secluded island, while Hannah is a single mother struggling to make ends meet to take care of her daughter, Vee.

A horrible storm hits the island, and someone kidnaps Hannah’s daughter in the midst of it, forcing her to turn to Lou for help. While searching for Vee, the two women are forced to confront some of the dark secrets from their past.

Even though Smollett and Janney are the stars, Lou has a great cast of actors that also includes Logan Marshall-Green and Greyston Holt (remember him as one of the hot werewolves from Bitten?).

Netflix movie Lou cast list

For those unfamiliar with Allison Janney, the powerhouse actress is a Hollywood staple. Throughout her many decades in the business, Janney has won countless accolades, including seven Primetime Emmy Awards, an Academy Award, and a Golden Globe Award. She has also secured two Tony nominations.

Janney first rose to prominence playing C.J. Cregg on The West Wing. More recently, she starred as Bonnie Plunkett for nine seasons in the CBS sitcom Mom. Janney won her Oscar for I, Tonya, and has also appeared in projects like Masters of Sex, The Help, Juno, and many others. Next, she’ll star in the comedy miniseries Mrs. American Pie, the comedy film The People We Hate at the Wedding, and the sci-fi drama True Love.

Jurnee Smollett has been acting since she was a kid, with recurring roles in shows like Full House and On Our Own. But most people probably know her as Jess Merriweather in Friday Night Lights. The last few years have really helped cement Smollet’s status as a superstar. She played Dinah Lance/Black Canary in Birds of Prey and is reportedly going to reprise her role in a spinoff standalone movie at HBO Max.

Smollett also delivered an incredible performance in the short-lived but acclaimed HBO series Lovecraft Country and she recently starred opposite Miles Teller and Chris Hemsworth in the Netflix thriller Spiderhead. Next, she’ll star in the courtroom drama film The Burial with Jamie Foxx and Tommy Lee Jones.

Completing the cast trifecta is Logan Marshall-Green, who plays the film’s primary antagonist, Philip. You might recall Marshall-Green playing Trey Atwood in The O.C. He also recently completed a stint on the ABC series Big Sky.

Here’s the complete cast list for the Netflix movie:

  • Allison Janney as Lou
  • Jurnee Smollett as Hannah
  • Logan Marshall-Green as Philip
  • Ridley Asha Bateman as Vee
  • Matt Craven as Sheriff Rankin
  • Greyston Holt as Chris
  • Daniel Bernhardt as Tony
  • RJ Fetherstonhaugh as Gerry
  • Andres Collantes as Deputy Torres
  • Marci T. House as Agent Lee
  • Toby Levins as Agent Hampton

Netflix movie Lou starts streaming on Friday, September 23.

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