Stranger Things co-star Grace Van Dien says she turns down acting jobs because of sexual harassment

(CNN)Weird thingsActress Grace Van Dien says she stepped back from acting roles after she was sexually harassed on set.

The 26-year-old actress, is best known for playing cheerleader Chrissy Cunningham in the Netflix The sci-fi drama, addressed its decision to be more eclectic this week during a live stream on Twitch, saying, “I haven’t had the best experiences with some of the people I’ve worked with on the last few projects.”



Grace Van Dien as Chrissie Cunningham in “Stranger Things”

Van Dien went on to recount a particular incident, in which an unnamed film producer allegedly proposed to her on the set.

“One of the last movies I did, a producer asked me… like, he hired a girl he was sleeping with and then asked me to do a triangle with them,” Van Dien said. “So…that’s my boss. And then I didn’t and I cried and was so upset.”

Van Dien shared that she’s focused on streaming right now because she has to “choose who I hang out with, who I talk to.”

On Thursday, Van Dien chirp Her professional priorities change.

“As I get older, my work priorities change,” she told her 231,000 Twitter followers. “I am waiting for the right project / the right people to work with.”

“It’s nice to feel calm,” she added.

CNN has contacted Van Dien’s representatives for further comment.

Before landing her role in Stranger Things, Van Dien, who is the daughter of “Starship Troopers” actor Casper Van Dien, appeared in TV shows like “The Village” and “Greenhouse Academy.” Her film credits include “V for Vengeance” and “What Comes Around”.

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Van Dien, who regularly broadcasts herself playing games like “Fortnite” and “Overwatch” on Twitch under @BlueFille, has 293,000 followers on the platform.

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