Maya Hawke keen on Steve and Robin 'Stranger Things' spin-off with Joe Keery, 'I would do anything for it'
Maya Hawke in a 'Stranger Things' spin-off with Joe Keery is a fun idea, and the 24-year-old actress is open to that idea. Introduced in 'Stranger Things' Season 3, Hawke's Robin Buckley went on to become one of the fan favorites alongside Keery's Steve Harrington, not to mention the beautiful and quirky friendship the two share in the series.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Hawke spoke about her relationship with the Netflix blockbuster and what she hopes for Hawkins' heroes in the upcoming season. And if she had her way, she would love to be one of the characters who make the supreme sacrifice. "I would love to die and get my hero's moment," she told the outlet. "I'd love to die with honor, as any actor would." However, that's not always the case as the creators The Duffer Brothers love their cast.
"The reason that they write so beautifully for me and for everyone else is that they fall in love with their actors and their characters, and they don't want to kill them," she explained. "I think that's a beautiful quality that they have, and I wouldn't wish it away." But, if she and Keery's characters live to see an evil-free Hawkins, the 24-year-old is open to the idea of a spin-off. She also joked that it could be a 90s show set in New York where the two would party and "figure s**t out."
"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 said. "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. In addition to her thoughts about the show, she also emphasized about how 'Stranger Things' was all about friendship.
"There's such an over-emphasis in media that we consume about romantic love, and it being the ultimate destination that we're all supposed to arrive at," she told the outlet. "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."
'Stranger Things' Season 4 Vol 1 and 2 are streaming on Netflix.