Sean Astin Shares The Advice That He Gave To The Kids Of Stranger Things

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Stranger Things 2 will hit out screens on Friday. For the legions of dedicated fans, it’s a wait that will seemingly pay off. (Or, at least, that’s what the reviews are telling us anyway.) While we can expect to see new characters on the our various devices, one actor definitely taps into some serious nostalgia: Sean Astin.

Much like the kids of the show, Astin was part of his own 80s global phenomenon with the classic film, The Goonies. It was one of the movies that definitely did inspire the show after all. Astin, like the kids, was suddenly a huge Hollywood star.

Needless to say, Astin would probably understand better than most about the position these young actors are in. Talking with Entertainment Weekly, he shared the advice that he gave his young co-stars.

“I think the only advice that I gave them was just to enjoy yourself. That’s so weird. I’m blessed to have a unique point of view and unique perspective on stuff like that. So when I get to it, you know, riding a bike quickly on a set where there’s an adventure going on, yeah, that’s my wheelhouse, I know that.”

Awww. It’s definitely good advice to give. Sometimes, you just need a reminder to love your work.

Astin also briefly shared his own nostalgia factor of being on the set of the show.

“I think I finally came to grips with being in my mid 40s acting in Stranger Things because I have in common that memory of all those cool songs and posters and couches and the window dressing. It’s not my bailiwick to notice a lot when I go around, but you walk in and you go, ‘Oh, right. Wow! Throwback!’”

Stranger Things 2 will hit screens on October 27th on Netflix.

Bec Heim