Maya Hawke in Do Revenge

Do Revenge's Maya Hawke Thinks Stranger Things' Eddie Should've Lived

Rachael Grealish September 20, 2022

Star of the new Netflix movie Do Revenge, Maya Hawke has confessed she thinks the Stranger Things character Eddie Munson should’ve lived.

While taking a lie detector test for Vanity Fair the 24-year-old actor, and daughter of Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke, talked about how she felt about some characters dying and others making it to the final season.

In the movie, Hawke plays the character Eleanor, an awkward new transfer student who is angered to find out that she now has to go to school with her old bully, Carissa (Ava Capri) who started a nasty rumour about her in the summer camp when they were 13.

Then after a clandestine run-in at tennis camp, Drea (Camila Mendes) and Eleanor form an unlikely and secret friendship to get revenge on each other’s tormentors.

Do Revenge’s Maya Hawke Talks Stranger Things Deaths

While the Do Revenge stars Hawke and Mendes were taking the lie detector test for VF the actors asked each other a series of personal questions – including one where Hawke confessed to using a dating app for “people in the industry”.

Maya Hawke as Eleanor and Camila Mendes as Drea in Do Revenge. Cr. Kim Simms/Netflix © 2022.

At one point Mendes asks the star “do you think Eddie should’ve died?” and Hawke says “no”.

‘I don’t think Eddie should’ve died,’ she starts, ‘but I do think the show has too many characters.’

When she is then asked if she thinks anyone else should’ve died, Hawke said: ‘I think Stranger Things, yeah, yes. Yes, I think more people should’ve died.’

But when she was asked who she thinks should’ve died she avoided the question saying she should only be given yes or no questions for the lie detector.

Millie Bobby Brown thinks more characters should die

Hawke isn’t the only Stranger Things actor who thinks more characters needed to be “killed off” as Millie Bobby Brown told Variety the creators need to start killing character off like on Game of Thrones.

She said: There were like 50 of us,’ Brown said at the season 4 premiere, ‘I was like, ‘You need to start killing people off.’ The Duffer brothers are two sensitive Sallies that don’t want to kill anyone off. We need to be Game of Thrones.’

However, show creators, Matt and Ross Duffer, told the Happy Sad Confused podcast: ‘We’ve explored all options in the writing room. Just as a complete hypothetical, if you kill Mike, it’s like… That’s depressing… We aren’t ‘Game of Thrones.’ This is Hawkins, it’s not Westeros.’

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Rachael is the Senior Content Editor at Freshered. She is NCTJ qualified with an MA in journalism. Rachael has almost ten years experience as a journalist in regional, national and international press and is passionate about creating engaging content.