Stranger Things Star Grace Van Dien Focusing On Streaming Instead Of Acting After Producer Asked Her For Sex

Grace Van Dien, the star of Stranger Things, is shifting her focus toward streaming platforms due to several negative experiences in her recent acting projects.

In describing her change in career direction, Van Dien, known for her role as Chrissy Cunningham in season four of the popular Netflix show, revealed that a producer once propositioned her for a threesome.

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In a candid statement to her 285,000 followers, she explained why she had been declining acting projects, revealing that her recent work experiences with certain individuals had not been the most positive.

"And with streaming, I get to choose who I hang out with, who I talk to, etc etc."

She continued: "One of the last movies I did, one of the producers he hired a girl that he was sleeping with and then he had her ask me to have a threesome with them."

"So like, that's my boss. And I didn't, and I cried. I was so upset."

In addition to unwanted advances from producers, Van Dien has also had to endure online harassment from fans of Stranger Things.

Joseph Quinn, Van Dien's co-star who portrays Eddie Munson in the show, appeared in numerous scenes alongside her. While most viewers became invested in their developing on-screen relationship when the season premiered on the streaming service last year, Van Dien faced a barrage of online trolling comments directed towards her.

At Showmasters' London Comic Con last Saturday (March 4th), Quinn participated in a live Q&A session where he was asked: "From the perspective of an actor and a friend and a support of women, what your thoughts are on the harassment that Grace Van Dien's received for playing your on-screen love interest?"

The Independent reported that he described the harassment as "awful".

"I was talking to her about it. The internet is a very unforgiving place," Quinn replied.

"It's a place where people can show a lot of support, or where people can rally around hatred and misinformation."

"It's indicative of where we are culturally - just through association she was getting lambasted. It's disgusting."

"I don't know what to say other than it sucks."

Fortunately, the Stranger Things fan base was receptive to Quinn's remarks, as the vast majority of individuals are not cruel or unkind.

"I'm glad he spoke about it, Grace doesn't deserve any of the hate and it's just ridiculous," one fan tweeted.

Another added: "It was only a matter of time before he said something. I'm glad to know for sure now that he is aware of the situation."

A third agreed: "Yeah, the hate Grace gets is gross. People need to sort their attitudes out."

Another fan posted a series of photos featuring Quinn and Van Dien, along with the following caption: "Joseph Quinn, thank you for sticking up for our girl! we love and appreciate you so much."