Carmen Cuba on finding the perfect actor for Stranger Things: “It’s about finding someone who can bring something unique to the role.”
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While it seems like casting an actor to play a familiar face might be easy, casting directors say the process comes with its own challenges
Casting Director Carmen Cuba talks about working with the Duffer Brothers and the challenge of introducing new characters and actors to an ensemble series.
“If someone was going to tell me I was going to be on a Netflix show or Spielberg movie, I would never have believed them” – Lena Waithe
“I think that traditionally kids who look a particular way—’cute’ and ‘all-American’ are typical words used to describe what I mean—are encouraged to pursue acting and modeling and it results in a somewhat homogeneous representation of what a kid looks like.” – Casting Director Carmen Cuba
“We didn’t settle on any single part, down to the one-year-old in the family that doesn’t speak.” – Casting Director Carmen Cuba