AceShowbiz - Natalia Dyer thought she'd "bombed" her "Stranger Things" auditions. The Nancy Wheeler depicter on the Netflix drama series claims that landing the role took her by surprise because she was convinced she'd messed up her try-out.
The 27-year-old star shared, "I auditioned twice for the role. I thought I bombed the initial audition, but then I got the callback, and I thought I bombed that as well." Natalia admitted she and her co-stars had no idea how big the show would be or that it would still be going today.
"At the time, Netflix wasn't what it is today. They had some really cool shows such as 'Orange Is The New Black' and 'House of Cards', but I really wasn't aware there was a possibility of a second season. The energy was like, ;I hope people like it. We like it. We think this is cool.' "
And the huge "overnight" success of the show brought the cast, including the likes of Millie Bobby Brown and Joe Keery, together. "It's a bond that is hard to describe. We were all very excited and we hadn't done anything like it before. So to have it become so big, literally overnight, was a very specific experience. It really tied us all together."
And Natalia feels very "protective" of her younger co-stars because she knows she couldn't have coped with the scrutiny the likes of Finn Wolfhard have at such a young age. She told Cosmopolitan, "Every time I see Finn, it's like, 'You're so tall! Are you taller?' There’s an inherent sense of protectiveness there."
"I'm always impressed by them; by how they carry themselves and how aware they are of the pressures. But it'd nerve-racking and I don't envy them at all. I would've been a complete mess if I'd gone through that at their ages. It really is a lot."