Stranger Things Producer Doesn't Mention 'The Pizza' To Winona Ryder

Stranger Things producer Shawn Levy isn't sure Winona Ryder has seen the infamous "pizza" video, and he's not going to be the one to bring it up to her.

During a Facebook Live chat with The Hollywood Reporter, Levy talked about Ryder's meme-generating facial expressions when co-star David Harbour made an impassioned speech during the Screen Actors Guild Awards in January. He said that Ryder was immediately aware of the response to her strange reaction to the speech.

"The next day, I'm directing Winona, and you know, she does live on planet Earth, so she wasn't immune to the crazy kind of viral reaction," Levy said. "She's a unique person. She's uniquely expressive. But, you know, I would have to give her a note the next day like, 'Maybe let's take it down a bit,' and suddenly, [she] was like, 'Oh, is it because of facegate?' I'd never even heard of 'facegate' at that point, it was Winona who introduced me to the term."

However, Levy joked that he's afraid to talk about the fan-created video (above) that explaines what Ryder was "really" looking at during those awkward moments onstage: floating pizza.

"I don't mention the pizza. And I won't mention the pizza," he said. "Fortunately, I don't know that she has the internet, nor Facebook Live, so we can talk about the pizza, because it was quite brilliant as far as homemade viral videos go. I mean, who among us hasn't marveled at the exquisite craftsmanship of the pizza short? So, no, I've never mentioned the pizza. But sometimes I picture [the pizza], floating about."

In other Stranger Things news, Levy said during the interview that he thinks some fans will be "disappointed" by some of what happens in season 2. But he said that's just because they don't really know how things are going to shake out.

"We are going to do things that fans will be disappointed in, but I think they will be more satisfied by," he said. "I'll give one example that I've been asked about a hundred times, which is people still think Barb's alive. Because you think you want that, but you wouldn't really want that."

The second season of Stranger Things will premiere Oct. 31 on Netflix. Here's hoping that it's awesome so that Ryder gets more chances to stand onstage at awards shows next year. 

Until then, watch Levy's full interview below and check out the untold truth of the show.