During Stranger Things Season 3, Robin, played by Maya Hawke, did way more than scoop ice cream at the mall. In short, she became a total badass.
The 21-year-old breakout star cites Robin’s coming out as one of her favorite scenes, along with the time she was tied up with Steve in the Russian base, reports Entertainment Weekly. “I really love those,” she says. “I think those are the ones where you get to know Robin the best. She has the most room to breathe.”
Maya hopes her performance as Robin does much more than entertain the masses, adding:
“I always have loved that she came out in the end. It’s a family show that is multinational and bipartisan. People like it in the red states and in the blue states. It’s an important thing when shows that have that wide a reach make an effort to introduce different kinds of people into their lens.”
2019 was pretty good, and downright groundbreaking, for the Stranger Things star. For one, that coming out moment made Robin the first LGBTQ character of the series. She also appeared in Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon A Time in Hollywood, which was one of the biggest movies of the year. Like mother, like daughter.
With the madness and monsters of Season 3 behind her, the future looks bright for Steve's new favorite gal. We're waiting patiently to see if Maya's future includes Season 4.