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Gaten Matarazzo Says Stranger Things' Are For EVERYONE? Undercover With GQ

"Well, no matter how old you are, it's pretty much got something for you." Well. Basically for everyone, right?

4 July 2019 by Fonticha Tran

LOS ANGELES - DEC 11: Gaten Matarazzo at the 22nd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hanger on December 11, 2016 in Santa Monica, CA — Photo by Jean_Nelson

Stranger Things star, Gaten Matarazzo sat down with GQ and went undercover on the internet to answer some questions. To one question, he literally said Stranger Things was for everyone, despite whatever age you are.

Basically, the question asked people to convince them to watch Stranger Things.

There wasn't even a second of hesitation on Gaten's part when he immediately launched into a cute and rambly rant as he recommended the series:

"Well, no matter how old you are, it’s pretty much got something for you. If you’re a kid, [there are a] lot of kids in it.
There’s teenagers in it, there’s adults in it, there’s a lot of cool different themes. There’s romance, horror thriller, comedy.
It’s pretty much a love letter to the 80s. So if you like 80s cinema and 80s music, pop culture, clothing, style I recommend you watch it.”

It looks like Gaten is actually passionate about the Stranger Things series! Which we've got to love, considering some cast members of other popular shows were visibly embarrassed.

(Uh, Robert Pattinson's interviews for Twilight?)

Further into the segment, Gaten also talks about his apparent trademark being 'Yo, dudes'. It's actually something he used to say to fans when he met them.

He hilariously recalls the fact that he used to say this when he was younger while he was becoming a little more well-known. At the time, his plans was to make a catchphrase, since it was 'a cool thing to have'.

According to Gaten, though, he stopped after a while when he, unfortunately, realised that it was a little 'cheesy'.

Hilariously enough, though, he reveals that his mom still uses his catchphrase! She has access to his social media pages, so whenever she makes a new post, she still starts the post out with his catchphrase.

Gaten jokingly whines about it:

“I’m like, Mom! I don’t say that anymore, Mom. I’m cool now.”

Oh, and get ready for some bad news:

We hate to tell all you Barbara's fans, but in a question related to her, Gaten bluntly confirms that she's dead and is never coming back.

“What happened to Barbara in 'Stranger Things?' Um... Barb’s dead. Yeah. She ain’t coming back.”

Who else loves his direct answer?

Finally, a user on Reddit asks if the Stranger Things series were kid-friendly. Gaten explains that he does not think it's kid friendly, though not necessarily because it's scary but mostly because of the swearing and adult references in the episodes.

Stranger Things season 3 has been rated for 14+ in the US and 15+ in the UK. The latest season is the darkest so far due to its violence and has the highest age rating compared to the earlier seasons.

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Fonticha Tran is a news writer at Exclusive Hollywood and is also responsible for researching and writing news articles. She also keeps track of the celebrities’ on our watchlist while monitoring their social media for any new updates.  

Fun fact: Besides constantly being on Twitter and reading up on her favourite celebrities' newest tweets, she's busy rewatching Stranger Things and The Umbrella Academy. 

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