Grace Van Dien, who plays Chrissy Cunningham on the hit Netflix series Stranger Things. She said encountered sexual harassment while working on one of her last movies. Therefore she will take a step back from acting.
During a live stream on Twitch, the 26-year-old actress said she has turned down at least four movies in the last two. Also, a half weeks after a producer allegedly asked her to join her in a threesome. Instead, Van Dien said she’d rather spend time on Twite where she can control her environment.
Stranger Things’ Star Quits Acting After Alleged Sexual Harassment on Movie Set
Stranger Things star Grace Van Dien is taking a step back from acting after a traumatic experience on the set of a recent film.
Van Dien, whose character Chrissy went viral thanks to a TikTok sound featuring co-star Joseph Quinn. She shared the update during a recent Twitch live stream.
“I’ve turned down, in the last two and a half weeks, four movies,” Van Dien said, per IndieWire.
As she continued, Van Dien explained why she has chosen to focus her energies on streaming. “The fact of the matter is, the last few projects I’ve worked on, I didn’t have the best experiences with some of the people I had to work for,” she shared. “And with streaming, I get to choose who I hang out with, who I talk to, etc. etc.”
According to Van Dien, one film producer hired a woman he was sleeping with, who he then allegedly sent to ask for a threesome.
Apart from Netflix’s hit sci-fi series, Grace has also appeared in “V for Vengeance” and “What Comes Around”. Which they selected at the Toronto Film Festival. We wish the star all mental health and peace until she returns to show business. We hope the culprit is punished soon.
Selective About Upcoming Projects…
Grace Van Dien, who played Chrissy Cunningham in the most popular season of the record-breaking series. “Stranger Things”, opened up about her bitter experience in the industry. In a Twitch stream earlier this week, Van Dien stated that she turned down four movie roles in the last two and a half weeks. She insisted that she would be focusing more on streaming from now on.
“Here’s the thing, I have seen that some people are upset with me for turning down acting projects and deciding to stream more, but the fact of the matter is the last few projects I’ve worked on I didn’t have the best experiences with some of the people I had to work for,” Van Dien said on the stream. In the end, she alleged that a film producer sexually harassed her on a movie set.
USA TODAY has reached out to Van Dien’s representatives for comment.
Van Dien streams on Twitch under the verified username BlueFille and has around 295,000 followers.
She said she has more control over the video streaming platform. “With streaming, I get to choose who I hang out with, who I talk to.”
Van Dien followed up on her comments on Twitter Thursday.
“As I get older, my work priorities are changing. I’m waiting for the right project/the right people to work with,” she tweeted. “It’s nice to feel calm.”
Van Dien’s projects include the Netflix sci-fi drama series “Greenhouse Academy” and the 2022 vampire flick “V for Vengeance” among other titles. Thursday.
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