Grace Van Dien, actress who played Chrissy on Stranger Things, quit acting to focus on Twitch stream because of Hollywood creeps.
Grace Van Dien, the actress who played Chrissy in Stranger Things, has revealed in a recent Twitch stream that she has turned down multiple acting projects due to bad experiences with producers and other individuals in the industry. She even shared a shocking story about one producer who paid an escort to proposition her for a threesome.
Grace Van Dien is an American actress, model, social media personality, and director born on October 15, 1996, making her 25 years old. She is the daughter of actor Casper Van Dien and is known for her roles in television shows and movies such as Stranger Things, where she played the character of Chrissy Cunningham in season 4.
Van Dien has been the target of online abuse and harassment for her portrayal of Chrissy, with some fans accusing her of promoting [redacted] by shipping her character with that of Eddie Munson, played by Joseph Quinn. However, Van Dien has refuted these claims and pointed out that the casting call clearly stated that her character was of age. In addition to acting, Van Dien is also known for her work as a model and social media influencer. She has a significant following on Twitch, where she streams regularly under the username “BlueFille”.
Van Dien, who also starred in Charlie Says as Sharon Tate, said that the last few projects she worked on were not positive experiences, and that streaming on Twitch allows her to have more control over who she interacts with.”I get to choose who I hang out with, who I talk to, etc. 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. So, that’s my boss, and I didn’t, and I cried, and I was so upset,” Grace said during her last Twitch livestream.
Van Dien’s story is sadly not an isolated incident in Hollywood, where sexual exploitation and abuse have been prevalent for many years. Many well-known actors and actresses have come forward in recent years to share their own experiences with abuse and harassment in the industry.
Van Dien’s decision to turn down acting projects and focus on streaming is not uncommon, as more and more actors are turning to online platforms to connect with their fans and have more control over their careers. Streaming on Twitch, YouTube, and more recently Kick, allows content creators to be their own bosses and interact directly with their audience.
The entertainment industry has a long way to go in addressing the systemic issues of abuse and exploitation that have been allowed to flourish for far too long. It is important that those who speak out about their experiences are listened to and supported, and that steps are taken to ensure that these abuses do not continue to occur.
As for Van Dien, she continues to stream regularly on Twitch under the username Bluefille, where she plays games and interacts with her fans. It is clear that she has found a way to regain control over her career and pursue her passions on her own terms.