‘Stranger Things’: The Favorite Character Who Nearly Got Killed Off in Season 1 and More

8. Avid fans led Shannon Purser (aka Barb) to quit her old job

Barb in Stranger Things | Netflix

Shannon Pursers’s Barb is a favorite Stranger Things character. | Netflix

Shannon Purser made her acting debut as the breakout character Barb in Stranger Things. Audiences couldn’t get enough of the character — or the actress behind it.

According to Glamour, Purser had to quit her job at a Georgia movie theater because fans kept showing up to get a glimpse of her.

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