Star of Stranger Things, Grace Van Dien, has noted that she will be taking a pause in her acting career after opening up about a film producer trying to get her to have a threesome on a production set. In The Duffer Brothers’ beloved Netflix series fourth season, Van Dien played the character Chrissy.
On her Twitch channel, Van Dien explained (via IndieWire), “I’ve actually turned down four movies in the last two and a half weeks. I’ve seen that some people are upset with me for turning down acting projects and deciding to stream more, but 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.
Opening up on the incident at hand, Van Dien added, “One of the last movies I did, one of the producers hired a girl that he was sleeping with, and then he had her ask me to have a threesome with them. That was my boss. I was so upset.”
It appears that streaming on Twitch is a more attractive prospect to Van Dien than acting at the moment. “When people are like, ‘How is streaming better for your mental health?’ That’s how,” she said. “I get to stay inside my home and play video games, and I don’t have my boss asking me to have sex with him.”
She claimed that working on the film was a “miserable time.” “We cried a lot on that shoot”, she added before further explaining, “That’s why I’m going to stick to streaming for a little bit, and I hope that’s not a huge wrench in your plans for me, but I’m happy here. And I’m developing my own projects, and I’m hoping that someone decides to fund them because then I can be in control of my own set, and I’m not going to ask my actors to sleep with me, so that’s cool, right?”