A strange thing happened on Stranger Things 2 this season, and it had nothing to do with the Mind Flayer, the Demogorgon, or the Upside Down. In fact, the producers didn’t even plan it, the actors didn’t expect it, and the audience certainly didn’t see it coming. In short, Joe Keery‘s Steve and Gaten Matarazzo‘s Dustin became the super couple we never knew we needed.
“I love it, but I didn’t see it happening,” Matarazzo admitted when he stopped by the Glamour Los Angeles offices to film our Intimacy Exercises video (see below). “It was always supposed to be a joke, like, ‘Aww, that will be cute,’ but then [the characters] actually connected.”
“We didn’t even know we were working together until halfway through shooting,” Keery added. I saw [Gaten’s] work last year and loved it and was really excited to work with him more. I thought our scenes were going to be pretty funny, but they had heart to them too.”
Both actors are unanimous when picking their favorite moment of the season: “The railroad scene!” they said in unison. “It was so much fun,” Keery explained. “It was also the first time having almost three pages of dialogue.”
But fans might say their favorite scene is when Steve drops off Dustin at the Snowball, complete with matching hairstyles. “I think I maybe saw a photo of his hair first [before I saw him in person],” Keery revealed. “I was like, ‘Welcome to the club!’ I was into it! I was impressed. He got more volume than I’ll ever even get close to.”
Since the show wrapped filming, the guys sadly haven’t gotten to see each other much. The last time they hung out was at the show’s second season premiere in L.A., nearly a month before our Glamour shoot. “It’s fun to hang out with this guy,” Keery said of their reunion. “The best part of today has been laughing so much,” Matarazzo added. “I never laugh this hard, ever.”
So what exactly brought the guys to tears from cracking up so much? Well, in a series of bonding activities for “Intimacy Exercises” they had to write down and tell each other compliments, stare into each other’s eyes for four minutes, and then do a trust fall. (The latter isn’t so easy when one person is nearly a foot taller than the other!) The result is the best thing you’ll see all day—trust us and watch, below: