Joe Keery and Maya Hawke Talk 'Rewarding' Coming Out Scene for Robin in 'Stranger Things' Season 3

Joe Keery and Maya Hawke reflected on 'Stranger Things' season three in a new interview.
Joe Keery and Maya Hawke reflected on 'Stranger Things' season three in a new interview. / Emma McIntyre/Getty Images

Fans have been waiting patiently for Stranger Things season four, and while they do, the cast is reminiscing on the action-packed journey of season three. In an interview with Netflix Queue (per, Joe Keery and Maya Hawke spoke on what it was like filming the pivotal scene where Robin came out to Steve.

For Joe, the scene wasn't exactly "emotional," but he did acknowledge it was an important moment in the series. "It was rewarding to get to that final sequence in the midst of all this crazy supernatural shit that’s going on — to do a scene that felt real and pretty honest. The action stuff is really fun, but it’s always nice when you get a two- or three-page scene to do in full, especially on a show with so many characters," he said.

Maya chimed in by saying she was "really happy" with the scene. "There are a lot of complicated reasons, but the simple reason was that I think it’s really amazing to show a male-female relationship form on camera that isn’t about sex," she explained. "Most of the time, that’s an undercurrent in one direction or another, and for Steve and Robin, it really isn’t. Even if Steve thinks it is for a little while, or it gets confused, as soon as it’s taken off the table for him, he’s equally invested in the friendship. He reacts so unbelievably well, and their friendship gets deeper."

The actress continued, "That was really important to me because that, also, was unique — not just being the first [LGBTQ+] character, but having one of the few aromantic friendships between a man and a woman on mainstream TV. It’s really cool to me."

As for season four, fans don't need to fret. It's definitely still happening despite filming getting delayed. But when it finally arrives, the new season will hopefully answer a lot of questions we have, namely how in the world Hopper is still alive.