Barb is the patron saint of misfits and that's why teens love her

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When Barb Holland graced our screens in very first episode of Stranger Things, few of us could have foreseen the emotional impact she would have on our lives. 

And, though Barb is very much dead (RIP Barb), her cult is very much alive, kicking, and building shrines for her. So, what is it about Barb? Her appeal, according to Shannon Purser who plays her, lies in her highly relatable awkwardness. 

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Mashable spoke to Purser about Barb’s cult following and the reasons viewers are so obsessed with her. 

Purser says it’s “so strange (no pun intended)” to have such an immense cult following, and she never would have imagined it when she was auditioning for the show. “When I was lucky enough to get the part I had an amazing time on set, and kinda just thought: ‘Oh OK, this is a nice thing to have on the resume, hope I get another job so…

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Published:October 27, 2017


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