It was Friday the 13th, and Netflix appropriately dropped the final trailer for the much antecipated second season of Stranger Things, that’s being released next Oct. 27.
The Stranger Things follow up—which might just be the most hyped series of the year—is set one year after the first season, in the fall of 1984, when dark supernatural forces again descend on the town of Hawkins. While the previous trailer was fun and “Thriller”-heavy, playing up the show’s ’80s aesthetic, this trailer takes on more dramatic, urgent tone, one that will raise your heartrate by several beats per minute. The monsters are bigger, the kids are more intense, while Joyce is more frantic than ever. Who can blame her? Will, severely changed by his time in the Upside Down, has seen a shadow in the sky, and doesn’t seem to be holding up so well.
“These are not nightmares,” Hopper tells Joyce. “It’s happening. And it all leads back to here.”
Back in 2003 Winona gave her voice to “The Day My God Died“, a documentary telling the stories of young girls whose lives have been shattered by the child sex slave trade. Now, she’s once again narrating “It Tolls For Thee“, the story of Mary Elmes, an Irishwoman who fled Franco’s forces in civil war-torn Spain, risked her life to save Jewish prisoners from the gas chambers and was jailed by the Nazis. Mary Elmes has become the first Irish person to be honoured as “Righteous Among the Nations” by Yad Vashem, Israel’s official memorial to Jewish victims of the Holocaust.
According to The Times, the film started to be screened in Dublin this past weekend.
Through an intriguing conspiracy of circumstance and courage, Irishwoman Mary Elmes found herself centre stage in two of the major theatres of warfare in the twentieth century. During the civil war in Spain, Mary Elmes took the children away from the bombs raining down from German and Italian bombers. Yet within a few years the world was plunged into an even greater conflict and the first industrial scale attempt to eradicate an entire people had begun. Once more, ‘doing nothing’ was not an option for Mary.
Narrated by Winona Ryder and featuring a wealth of personal archive as well as contributions from those who were spared the death camps because of Mary Elmes, this is a story of unadulterated goodness set in a world of seemingly all-consuming darkness.
Earlier today the Stranger Things cast was reunited at the Harmony Gold theater for a Q&A to SAG-AFTRA members. The event was live broadcast via the official Facebook page (but due the automatic redirection, not all fans was able to watch it), but you can watch the full Q&A below.
Last night Winona was guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live, still promoting Stranger Things that was just renewed for its second season.
While talking about her pre-acting jobs, she talked about babysitting Tom Waits kids. Unknowingly.
When I was about 14, I went with my friend to babysit these kids and I didn’t know whose kids they were. And they were wonderful, they were little. And in walks Tom Waits, who is like my hero. They were Tom Waits’ kids. I remember he was doing a play at the time and he didn’t have the 20 bucks and so he gave me a T-shirt from Franks Wild Years … and I was thrilled, and literally I couldn’t speak.
Netflix released a new featurette for Stranger Things, in which Winona discusses her character, Joyce Byers.
“I know a lot of women like that, who are good people but they struggle,” Ryder said of her character.
“I like that there are sort of different story lines. You really don’t know what is around the corner or what is going to happen,” added Ryder. “It’s like putting the pieces of a puzzle together and it’s fun to watch.”
Executive producer Shawn Levy said Ryder fit the bill for the challenging role. “You need someone who can wretch up the emotional urgency and yet find layers and nuance and different sides of this character,” he said.
“I was grateful that they trusted that I could get to those places,” Ryder said.
“Stranger Things” is executive produced by Levy, the Duffer Brothers and Dan Cohen. It’s currently streaming worldwide on Netflix.
Winona Ryder, the iconic and talented Academy Award nominee actress, celebrated 25 years of career in 2011, and she has became an icon after her work on movies like "Heathers", "Beetlejuice", "Reality Bites", "Bram Stoker's Dracula", "Mermaids" and many more. Recently you saw her as Spock's mother in "Star Trek" and as the retired ballerina Beth in "Black Swan". Winona Forever, established in 2004, is the largest fan site dedicated to Winona and her career. Our goal is bring you with latest up-to-date info, photos and media on her. Please bookmark us and return for your daily Winona fix.
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