Maya Hawke says the final season of Stranger Things is ‘heartbreaking’
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Maya Hawke says the final season of Stranger Things is ‘heartbreaking’

Maya Hawke navigates the end Stranger things following the announcement that the upcoming fifth season would be its last.

Said the 25-year-old actress Entertainment tonight at Monday’s premiere From the inside 2 that there is a lot of emotion surrounding the cast of the hit Netflix series filming its final season. She said that while it was hard for her to say goodbye after season three, many people were with the show throughout its eight years of existence.

“It’s starting to get heartbreaking,” Hawke admitted. “It means this is the end of a really long journey. Even longer for some of my cast mates than for me.

“It’s really sentimental,” she continued.

(From left to right) Noah Schnapp, Millie Bobby Brown, David Harbour, Winona Ryder, Cara Buono, Joe Keery, Amybeth McNulty, Charlie Heaton, Brett Gelman, Maya Hawke, Natalia Dyer, Jamie Campbell Bower, Priah Ferguson, Linda Hamilton, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Ross Duffer, Matt Duffer, Finn Wolfhard and Sadie Sink.

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While hanging out with the original cast during this time, Hawke said she saw the bond they all built throughout the show’s success.

“As a cast member who joined later, I feel like it’s my job to ease their feelings and just be grateful and excited that I got to be a part of it all,” Hawke explained.

The daughter of Hollywood legends Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman, who is still filming the long-awaited fifth season, said everyone is still finding ways to make their time on set exciting.

“We shoot for a long time, so it revives (brings) joy, finds it every day and makes it new,” she said. “It’s really great fun. ”

(From left to right) Natalia Dyer as Nancy Wheeler, Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson, Joe Keery as Steve Harrington, Joseph Quinn as Eddie Munson, Maya Hawke as Robin Buckley, Priah Ferguson as Erica Sinclair, Sadie Sink as Max Mayfield and Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas Sinclair.

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In February Stranger things executive producer Shawn Levy gave PEOPLE some insight into what to expect from the upcoming final season.

“If I were a fan you had nothing to do with Stranger thingsI assume the final season will be a big one,” said Levy, 55. “However, I would like to note that the heart and soul of this show, its characters, are intact and play as central a role as the show.”

“And they really are,” he added.

In January, the streaming service revealed that filming had picked up pace almost two years after the fourth season of the Millie Bobby Brown-led series aired.

While this is confirmed to be the last, the show’s universe will live on with new projects Netflix is ​​working on, including an animated spinoff and a prequel, Stranger Things: The First Shadowwhich debuted in December on London’s West End.

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Stranger thingsThe first four seasons are currently streaming on Netflix.