Every state’s Stranger Things fun fact

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ATLANTA, GEORGIA – MARCH 11: Caleb McLaughlin and Gaten Matarazzo attend New York Knicks vs Atlanta Hawks game at State Farm Arena on March 11, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin#SPORT/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GEORGIA – MARCH 11: Caleb McLaughlin and Gaten Matarazzo attend New York Knicks vs Atlanta Hawks game at State Farm Arena on March 11, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin#SPORT/Getty Images) /

New Jersey: Gaten Matarazzo worked in a restaurnt there

New Jersey’s connection with Stranger Things is relatively recent. In August 2020, Gaten Matarazzo who plays Dustin Henderson on the show was seen working at a New Jersey Long Beach Island restaurant while the show was stopped from filming due to the pandemic.

He was working alongside his family and despite wearing a hat and a mask, customers still recognized him. He had a job as a food runner. But since filming resumed around the beginning of October, he’s more than likely had to give up his job at the restaurant and go back to acting as one of the fan’s favorite characters.

Matarazzo is no stranger to The Garden State. He may have been born in Connecticut, but he spent most of his years growing up in New Jersey and when asked, says he’s from there.

Despite the show being back to filming, a release date is still not out. As with many shows that were filming at the beginning of the year, the Stranger Things set had to pause because of the coronavirus pandemic.