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- Barb was a side character on Netflix’s “Stranger Things.”
- She quickly became an internet sensation after her death.
- Actress Shannon Purser just earned an Emmy nomination for her role on Thursday.
One “Stranger Things” fan favorite is finally getting some justice: Barb.
Shannon Purser, the 20-year-old actress who played Barb, just earned her first Emmy nomination for guest actress in a drama on Thursday.
As Nancy Wheeler’s (Natalia Dyer) best friend on the show, Purser managed to become an icon despite being killed by the Demagorgon early on Netflix’s series horror series and basically disappearing from the show without a second thought from other characters.
Once fans binged the Netflix series, Barb quickly went viral and people took to the internet to proclaim justice for her, so much so that there are plans to address Barb’s death on the show’s second season.
“We do know a little bit about season two, but we’re not gonna say anything,” producer David Harbour told the audience at New York Comic Con in 2016. “We will tell you that we do deal with the loose ends, and we do deal with some of the internet rage over Barb’s death.”
While we wait to see how the show addresses Barb’s loss, it’s fun to see the actress earning recognition for her iconic role.
Fans can now catch Purser on The CW drama “Riverdale,” as well as NBC’s upcoming show “Rise.”
Purser’s competition for best guest actress in a drama are Alexis Bledel for Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” Laverne Cox of Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black, Ann Dowd from HBO’s “The Leftovers,” Cicely Tyson of ABC’s “How to Get Away With Murder,” and Alison Wright from FX’s “The Americans.”
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