BROOKLYN, NEW YORK - MAY 14: Winona Ryder speaks to fans onstage during Netflix's "Stranger Things" Season 4 New York Premiere at Netflix Brooklyn on May 14, 2022 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Netflix)
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How Meryl
Streep Inspired
Joyce In
Stranger Things
Joyce Byers, portrayed wonderfully by Winona Ryder, is one of the most loved characters in "Stranger Things." Ryder shines in the role of a concerned single mother who is ready to go to any length to protect those she loves while also longing to find happiness herself.
Joyce's frazzled hairstyle in the show is inspired by Meryl Streep's character Karen Silkwood in the 1983 movie "Silkwood." Another similarity between the two characters is that they are two strong individuals dead set on uncovering the truth in their respective production.
However, this isn't the end of the Winona Ryder and Meryl Streep connections in "Stranger Things." While praising her "Stranger Things" co-star Sadie Sink in an interview, Ryder likened her to the great actress, saying, "She's going to be
like Meryl Streep."