Unknown Danish actress wins role – but stranger things have happened

Linnea Berthelsen is on the verge of stardom thanks to her casting in the mega Netflix hit, but still at acting school

Tell somebody about an abnormality in 2016, and there’s a good chance you’ll be told that stranger things have happened this year.

Unknown Danish actress
In the case of the breakout Netflix series hit ‘Stranger Things’, it literally did, and earlier this week it kept true to its name by casting an unknown Danish actress in a key role.

You won’t have heard of Linnea Berthelsen because she’s been in nothing of any note – only a short film (‘Natskygge’) and a web series (‘The Desert’).

In fact, the 23-year-old is still at acting school. She studies at the East 15 Acting School in London where she has only so far completed one year.

Second fiddle to Sean Astin
Her role in ‘Stranger Things’ is an “emotionally challenged” young woman called Roman who has no connection to Hawkins, the town where the series is set.

Her casting was overshadowed by the confirmation that Sean Astin is also joining the series – a popular choice with fans as Astin was the main star of ‘The Goonies’, one of several 1980s films that have heavily influenced the creators.