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Maya Hawke Was the Inspiration Behind the Show’s LGBTQ+ Reveal

“I’m incredibly honored to have been a part of it.”

Maya Hawke, who plays Robin Buckley on Stranger Things, has spoken out about her character’s coming out as a lesbian and the reactions of fans.

Hawke joined the Netflix hit’s ensemble cast in 2019 for its third season, playing Steve’s coworker at the ice cream shop.

When Steve (Joe Keery) admitted to Robin that he had a crush on the new character, she informed him that she was envious because the girl she liked kept glancing at him.

Viewers, particularly those in the LGBTQ+ community, welcomed the coming-out scene, as well as Steve’s continuous support for Robin as their friendship progressed.

Maya Hawke Was the Inspiration Behind the Show's LGBTQ+ Reveal

Hawke reported that one of these viewers had contacted her. Hawke told The Guardian, “Recently someone told me they watched that season with their kid.”

“They both started crying during that episode, and then the daughter came out to the mother.” I credit the Duffer brothers [Stranger Things creators] for creating such a fantastic character.”

“She [Robin] gets less snarky, more vulnerable, and more herself, until eventually, in the end, she has no choice but to be her whole self,” she told Entertainment Weekly when the sequence originally aired.

“I feel extremely privileged to have gotten to be a part of that scene [set] in the ’80s, and to have that scene on TV in general, and I’m really glad that the Duffer Brothers wrote it,” she says.

Hawke made her television debut in the BBC’s Little Women miniseries. She went on to star in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood shortly after.

Maya Hawke Was the Inspiration Behind the Show's LGBTQ+ Reveal

Maya has known Tarantino since she was a youngster, as the daughter of stars Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke, and has been rumored to be the star of the yet-to-be-confirmed third installment of Kill Bill.

Maya playing the Bride’s daughter, which Thurman famously played, “would be f**king exciting,” according to Tarantino.

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Inspiration Behind the Show’s LGBTQ+ Reveal

Maya Hawke joined the cast of Stranger Things Season 3 as Robin, a Scoops Ahoy! coworker who was also the focus of Steve Harrington’s (Joe Keery) devotion. What may have been a fairly standard teen romance narrative, however, took a surprising turn when Robin revealed to Steve that she is a lesbian. The scene is one of the season’s most iconic, although Robin wasn’t supposed to be gay. Hawke made that decision for herself.

Maya Hawke Was the Inspiration Behind the Show's LGBTQ+ Reveal

Hawke explained in an interview with the Wall Street Journal (via Nerdist) that Robin and Steve were supposed to establish a substantial romantic relationship, but it became evident as she and Keery began filming that the interaction between the characters wasn’t romantic. As a result, they approached the showrunners about it.

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“We started to feel that she and [Steve] shouldn’t get together, and that she’s queer” while filming, Hawke stated. “It simply feels like the most obvious conclusion ever when I go back and watch prior episodes.”

Hawke has previously stated that Robin’s sexuality evolved during the course of the season. Hawke told Variety on the red carpet at the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood premiere that Robin’s sexuality wasn’t put in stone right away and had to be developed through time, but she’s fine with it now.

Hawke remarked, “It was kind of a collaborative conversation, and I’m really thrilled with the way it went.”

Maya Hawke Was the Inspiration Behind the Show's LGBTQ+ Reveal

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Part of her delight with the direction her character took on Stranger Things is the impression she believes Robin makes on viewers, she said at the time.

Hawke commented on the scene, “Sometimes we can have empathy for people on TV who we wouldn’t typically have empathy for in real life.” “If there’s one thing I can hope for, it’s that some people fell in love with Robin and it inspired them to fall in love with girls who love females and guys who love boys,” she remarked.

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Maya Hawke Was the Inspiration Behind the Show’s LGBTQ+ Reveal

“I’m incredibly honored to have been a part of it.”

Maya Hawke, who plays Robin Buckley on Stranger Things, has spoken out about her character’s coming out as a lesbian and the reactions of fans.

Hawke joined the Netflix hit’s ensemble cast in 2019 for its third season, playing Steve’s coworker at the ice cream shop.

When Steve (Joe Keery) admitted to Robin that he had a crush on the new character, she informed him that she was envious because the girl she liked kept glancing at him.

Viewers, particularly those in the LGBTQ+ community, welcomed the coming-out scene, as well as Steve’s continuous support for Robin as their friendship progressed.

Maya Hawke Was the Inspiration Behind the Show's LGBTQ+ Reveal

Hawke reported that one of these viewers had contacted her. Hawke told The Guardian, “Recently someone told me they watched that season with their kid.”

“They both started crying during that episode, and then the daughter came out to the mother.” I credit the Duffer brothers [Stranger Things creators] for creating such a fantastic character.”

“She [Robin] gets less snarky, more vulnerable, and more herself, until eventually, in the end, she has no choice but to be her whole self,” she told Entertainment Weekly when the sequence originally aired.

“I feel extremely privileged to have gotten to be a part of that scene [set] in the ’80s, and to have that scene on TV in general, and I’m really glad that the Duffer Brothers wrote it,” she says.

Hawke made her television debut in the BBC’s Little Women miniseries. She went on to star in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood shortly after.

Maya Hawke Was the Inspiration Behind the Show's LGBTQ+ Reveal

Maya has known Tarantino since she was a youngster, as the daughter of stars Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke, and has been rumored to be the star of the yet-to-be-confirmed third installment of Kill Bill.

Maya playing the Bride’s daughter, which Thurman famously played, “would be f**king exciting,” according to Tarantino.

ALSO READ: Is Ellen DeGeneres Lesbian: All About Her Sexual Orientation And Relationships

Inspiration Behind the Show’s LGBTQ+ Reveal

Maya Hawke joined the cast of Stranger Things Season 3 as Robin, a Scoops Ahoy! coworker who was also the focus of Steve Harrington’s (Joe Keery) devotion. What may have been a fairly standard teen romance narrative, however, took a surprising turn when Robin revealed to Steve that she is a lesbian. The scene is one of the season’s most iconic, although Robin wasn’t supposed to be gay. Hawke made that decision for herself.

Maya Hawke Was the Inspiration Behind the Show's LGBTQ+ Reveal

Hawke explained in an interview with the Wall Street Journal (via Nerdist) that Robin and Steve were supposed to establish a substantial romantic relationship, but it became evident as she and Keery began filming that the interaction between the characters wasn’t romantic. As a result, they approached the showrunners about it.

ALSO READ: When It Came To Olivia Ponton, JoJo Siwa Was Infatuated, According To DWTS’s JoJo Siwa 

“We started to feel that she and [Steve] shouldn’t get together, and that she’s queer” while filming, Hawke stated. “It simply feels like the most obvious conclusion ever when I go back and watch prior episodes.”

Hawke has previously stated that Robin’s sexuality evolved during the course of the season. Hawke told Variety on the red carpet at the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood premiere that Robin’s sexuality wasn’t put in stone right away and had to be developed through time, but she’s fine with it now.

Hawke remarked, “It was kind of a collaborative conversation, and I’m really thrilled with the way it went.”

Maya Hawke Was the Inspiration Behind the Show's LGBTQ+ Reveal

ALSO READ: Why did Raven-Symoné decline to make her Raven’s Home character a lesbian? 

Part of her delight with the direction her character took on Stranger Things is the impression she believes Robin makes on viewers, she said at the time.

Hawke commented on the scene, “Sometimes we can have empathy for people on TV who we wouldn’t typically have empathy for in real life.” “If there’s one thing I can hope for, it’s that some people fell in love with Robin and it inspired them to fall in love with girls who love females and guys who love boys,” she remarked.

What did you think of Hawke’s performance as Robin in Season 3 of Stranger Things? Please let us know in the comments section below.

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