Joe Keery Goes Shirtless on the Set of Stranger Things
If there’s one person who’s always getting a bit of attention in the Netflix hit Stranger Things, it’s Steve Harrington, the show’s main protagonist played by Joe Keery. The actor’s character has been a cult favorite since season one and he’s got a pretty stellar arc during his time on the show.
Despite being a bully in the first episode of the series, it’s Steve who’s risen to the top as a hero during Season 2. He became a friend and ally to Eleven and Mike after his own battle with the monsters and hasn’t looked back ever since.
While shooting in Atlanta, Georgia on Monday, Joe was spotted shirtless and wrapped in a bloody rag as his character Steve was seen in a very scary scene. It appears that he was trying to protect himself with the help of a hatchet, which could indicate that Steve was prepared for a fight.
Another character that was spotted on the set was Natalia Dyer who plays Nancy Wheeler, Steve’s former high school love interest. She was a little less shirtless than Joe but she did have a hoodie on, which might have helped keep her warm.
As well as being a talented actor, Keery is also a musician and is part of a band called Post Animal. He released his debut full-length album in October 2015 and his sophomore record, When I Think Of You In A Castle, was released in April 2018.
The 29-year-old star has been acting since he was very young and his mother encouraged him to pursue a career in the industry. He studied at the Theatre in the Open in Newburyport, Massachusetts before moving to Chicago.
He was a fan of musicals growing up and attended theatre school at DePaul University in Chicago. He starred in a number of theater productions before joining the cast of Stranger Things, which he has been doing for seven years now.
During his acting career, he has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award and a Primetime Emmy Award. He’s also been awarded a Screen Actors Guild Award, a SAG Award and a Critics Choice Award.
In addition to acting, Keery also enjoys playing guitar and composing music. He was a member of the Chicago-based psychedelic rock band Post Animal before releasing his solo album, Cool Cool Cool, in 2017.
Apart from acting, Joe Keery is also a director and producer. He has worked on projects such as Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party and Free Guy, both of which were released in 2021.
While filming on Stranger Things, he had to go through multiple eras of his life to get into the mindset of his character. He spent a year traveling and learning about different cultures before arriving in Atlanta to film Season 4.
His experience with shooting the show was pretty intense, but it also taught him a lot about how he can direct. He said that there’s a great deal of responsibility that goes along with being a filmmaker, but it doesn’t have to be a chore or a drain on your life.