Fans loved Maya Hawke and, Joe Keery’s characters Robin and Steve in Netflix hit series Stranger Things. And Hawke hopes for a spinoff with Joe. In a new interview with Rolling Stone, the actress spoke about her relationship with her Stranger Things character and her hopes for the Hawkins gang moving forward. Hawke also teased that she is sure more beloved characters will die in the fifth and final season of the Netflix hit.
Maya particularly hoped Robin, the multilingual, adventurous band geek she plays, is one of them. She added, “I would love to die and get my hero’s moment. I’d love to die with honour, as any actor would.” Hawke explained that the reason the Duffer Brothers write so beautifully for her character and everyone else is that they fall in love with their actors and their characters, and they don’t want to kill them.
The actress shared that if Robin does survive the season, she’d be open to the idea of a spin-off, set in the nineties and featuring Joe Keery’s loveable jock character, Steve Harrington. She also joked that it would be a coming-of-age story set in New York, where the pair would party at clubs. Maya gushed about the actor and shared, “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.”
Hawke added, “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.” However, while talking about Steve, who confessed his feelings for former flame Nancy Wheeler, played by Natalia Dyer, in season 4, Hawke said her character is a fan, but she personally is not. “I think that Robin definitely wants whatever would make Steve the happiest, which appears to certainly be Nancy,” she said.
Hawke also revealed that she has never been super invested in the relationships of the Stranger Things characters because the show is about friendship. Do Revenge actress told Rolling Stone, “Find this one perfect person and then everything’s good and the story’s over. Part of me would ship it way more if the story wasn’t ending, but there’s something about our female heroes always getting endings, which is them finding the right guy, that I’m super over.”