If you’ve watched Stranger Things (if not, WHY HAVE YOU NOT WATCHED STRANGER THINGS?), there is a good chance that a certain red head stole your heart. Nancy’s best friend, Barb, was one of the breakout characters of the show’s first season, and the hashtag #WeAreBarb took over Twitter as a tribute to the flawless ginger nerd. Played by first time actress Shannon Purser, Barb truly encapsulated a genuine high school experience.
Purser has her eyes on her next role, and is gunning for a spot in the Marvel Universe. While Edgar Wright might want the role for Anna Kendrick, Purser has a deep desire to play Squirrel Girl, one of the more unique superheroes in the modern canon, telling Revelist,
“I think Squirrel Girl is just adorable but at the same time is totally boss and completely awesome. I think people need a character like that,” Purser said. “It’s easy in the superhero realm to feel like a lot of the female superheroes we see are grown women who are super responsible and know what their purpose is and that kind of thing. Squirrel Girl is a little bit younger and like a real person, trying to figure out her life and then also having to save the world. I love that.”
What do you think? Does Purser have what it takes to be Doreen Green? Honestly, it seems like a perfect match, and hopefully Marvel is paying attention.