[This story contains spoilers for the fourth season of Netflix’s Stranger Things.]
Charlie Heaton is aware that all stranger things fans have been completely satisfied with her character’s recent storylines.
The actor, who plays Jonathan Byers in Netflix’s hit sci-fi series, took part in an interview with British QG which was posted online on Monday. Since some viewers expressed frustration on social media and other online forums about Jonathan not getting as involved with the show since the second season, Heaton was asked during the meet if he thought his character had been sidelined.
“I know why you’re asking that,” Heaton, 28, replied. “And I’ve certainly seen forums like Screen Rant or something – “What happened to the character?” It’s an ensemble cast; obviously every season they brought in new characters, wonderful characters, and they took the story to different places.
The interpreter then praised the direction of season four, which he compared to Nightmare on Elm Street. He also announced that the season would test Jonathan’s romantic relationship with Nancy Wheeler, played by Heaton’s longtime girlfriend, Natalia Dyer.
“We find him in a place of questioning himself and his relationship,” Heaton said of his character in the new batch of episodes. He added of the show’s couple, known to fans as Jancy, “You want people to invest in them. Sometimes it merges into one. Me and Natalia have been together for a long time, so sometimes you even have to part ways yourself.
stranger thingswhich also stars Winona Ryder, David Harbor and Millie Bobby Brown, recently released the first volume of its fourth season on Netflix.