Natalia Dyer's Nancy went on quite a ride in the first season of Netflix's Stranger Things, and now the actress shares what she'd like for her character in Season 2
Along with Millie Bobby Brown (who will be back as Eleven in Stranger Things' sophomore season!), Natalia Dyer was one of the most frequently searched people on IMDb in 2016. We love how multidimensional the Stranger Things characters are, and Dyer's Nancy certainly went on an interesting journey in the debut season. Speaking about her character's development throughout Season 1, Dyer told Dazed Digital, “It was really exciting to have her go to a cool place and not just be a normal girl. I was rewatching it and I was like, ‘Nancy, what are you doing in the first couple of episodes?’”
The actress says that “[Nancy] came across as the bratty older sister,” however she proved herself to be a caring and protective sibling by the end of the season. “I’m very pleased with how she turned out,” Dyer added. Filming for Season 2 has begun in Atlanta, Georgia and Dyer shared, "I would love to see Nancy have more badass moments, obviously."
Many fans were angry with how Nancy reacted towards Barb's death/disappearance. Nancy may not have behaved well when Barb disappeared, but after she realized her bestie had gone missing we think that Nancy did all she could to find her. Dyer continued, “I’m sure a lot of people would love to see how she deals with the loss of her friend, Barb. And I’d love to see some good brother-sister moments... It will be interesting to see how relationships have morphed because of what’s happened.”
The Season 1 finale ended with Nancy and Steve together. A lot of people had hoped she would end up with Jonathan, but we think it's more realistic that Nancy chose Steve, and Dyer does too. "As much of a shock as I think it is to the audience: I do think it makes more sense, if you think about the amount of time Nancy and Jonathan have known each other. It was the best outcome, for sure... for now.” We think the Steve-Nancy-Jonathan love triangle will be a big storyline in Season 2. Like Nancy, Steve also had some interesting character development and turned out to be a pretty good guy. Check out what Steve actor Joe Keery had to say about Season 2 here. What are your hopes for Nancy's storyline in Stranger Things Season 2?