Grace Van Dien, star of “Stranger Things,” has stated that she has been declining acting offers as a result of sexual harassment on set.
During a Twitch live stream this week, the 26-year-old actress, best known for her role as cheerleader Chrissy Cunningham in the Netflix drama, addressed her decision to be more selective, saying, “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.”
Van Dien went on to describe an instance in which an anonymous film producer allegedly approached her on site.
“One of the last movies I did, one of the producers asked me to… like, he hired a girl that he was sleeping with and then he had her ask me to have a threesome with them,” Van Dien said.
“So… like, that’s my boss. And then I didn’t and I cried and I was so upset.”
Van Dien shared that she’s focusing on streaming for now because she gets to “choose who I hang out with, who I talk to.”
On Thursday, March 9,Van Dien tweeted that her professional priorities are changing.
“As I get older, my work priorities are changing,” she told her 231,000 Twitter followers. “I’m waiting for the right project/the right people to work with. 🎥🤍”
She added: “it’s nice to feel calm.”
Before her breakout role in “Stranger Things”, Van Dien, who is the daughter of “Starship Troopers” actor Casper Van Dien, appeared on TV shows such as “The Village” and “Greenhouse Academy.” Her film credits include “V for Vengeance” and “What Comes Around.”
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Grace Van Dien, actress from Stranger Things and daughter of Casper Van Dien, explains why she is streaming more instead of acting pic.twitter.com/pz3tvhlmLf
— Al Sikkan (@AlsikkanTV) March 9, 2023