Welcome to Grace Van Dien Fan, the latest online resource dedicated to the talented actress Grace Van Dien. Grace has been in films like "The Bad Twin", "Escaping Dad", "Charlie Says", "Lady Driver" and "The Binge". She has also been in TV Shows like "Greenhouse Academy", "The Rookie", "The Village" and will be in the 4th season of "Stranger Things". This site is online to show our support to the actress Grace Van Dien, as well as giving her fans a chance to get the latest news and images.
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Behind the Blinds Magazine
Veronique - Oct 13, 2022

DARK AND LIGHT

Grace Van Dien is no stranger to the spotlight; she was in a reality show at nine and hasn’t stopped working since. But cutting a path away from your typical drama serial actress, Grace has become a face known for taking tragic roles that meet a deadly ending and adding layers until they’re 3D people to love and mourn. But it’s not a love of horror that motivates her, it’s thought-process – “I’m a bit of a scaredy-cat”. Fascinated by the psyche behind every character, she’s played Sleeping Beauty, Sharon Tate and most recently, Chrissy, the cheerleader that featured in one episode of Stranger Things and stole everyone’s heart.
Slowly settling down after the post-release storm that follows a series like that, she apologises for any background noise as she sits down in her LA garden for our chat…

The last couple of months since Stranger Things was released have seemed crazy…

It’s been a whirlwind. But also very refreshing because for months prior to the release, I was just sitting idly by waiting for something to happen. And then suddenly since the release, it’s been totally nonstop. It was a real shift and the reaction to Chrissy and her storyline was totally unexpected.

Is it hard to prepare for a character with a short lifespan?

Well, I think because her issues are relatable, it was already easy to resonate with. They’re not talked about enough in real life, but they are very much in all our lives; everyone knows someone with an eating disorder or with issues with one of their parents. They’re such common problems, everyone can see a bit of themselves in Chrissy. And when the Duffer Brothers told me her storyline, they advised that I rewatched the Black Swan so there was a lot of character development going into her because we wanted it to be an impactful death.

I really see the light and the dark of the Black Swan in Chrissy’s storyline…

I think the main parallel for me is that both these characters are soft-spoken, quiet people, but they’re very much overwhelmed by their insecurities and the pressures others put on them. It’s not something that you would immediately assume by looking at them, but it is their reality.

Is that duality what drew you to her?

Totally. Yeah, she’s the head cheerleader dating the main jock, but I never saw her like that. I don’t believe anyone is one-layered. Even mean girls have a reason for being defensive and closed off, and I like to figure out those reasons and bring a softer side to them.

How’s it been doing meet-and-greets? I imagine it’s very different to any other release cycle…

I grew up with my dad doing Comic Cons when I was growing up, and it’s incredible to have those one-on-one exchanges with everyone now. I can’t believe how talented and attentive everyone is. They bring little crochet dolls of Chrissy that they’ve made overnight or French records after I said I listened to French music while I portrayed her. They really are so loving and thoughtful.

What was the main lesson your dad taught you as you stepped into acting yourself?

He ingrained in me very young to always stick up for myself. Obviously, there are disadvantages to being a woman in any industry, and starting out in this one, I definitely saw glimpses of that. But I’m pretty strong-willed and put my foot down quite easily. It’s been nice to have him as my backup voice whenever I need it and it’s influenced me to do that for friends who don’t have the same wager as I do, having someone in your family in the industry.

Your roles so far have all felt very horror-tinged, but what would be your dream project?

I think they attempted to adopt one of my favourite books a few years ago, but it never came to fruition. So I would love to partake in any kind of role, crew or cast, for The Bell Jar. I grew up reading that book over and over. It would have to be done right though.

Source: behindtheblinds.be

Articles & Interviews - Gallery - Magazine Scans - Photoshoots
New photoshoot
Veronique - Oct 2, 2022

I added a new photoshoot to the gallery taken by Ash Hebden. Click on the gallery link below to see all new photos.

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TIFF 2022 – Roost Premiere
Veronique - Sep 17, 2022

Grace attended the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival – Roost Premiere two days ago. I also added new portrait photos taken at TIFF on 12 September. Click on the gallery links below to see all new photos.

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New photoshoots
Veronique - Aug 25, 2022

I added 2 new photoshoots to the gallery taken this month. Click on the gallery links below to see all new photos in full size.

Here are also 2 videos from the first shoot:

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Wonderland Magazine
Veronique - May 29, 2022

Grace is featured in the current issue of Wonderland Magazine. Here are 4 photos take by Benjo Arwas for Wonderland:

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New photoshoot
Veronique - Apr 30, 2022

I added a new photoshoot to the gallery. Click on the gallery link below to see all new photos.

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New photoshoot
Veronique - Mar 15, 2022

I added a new promotional photoshoot for Julius Caesar Live! By @acting4acause with @versace in benefit of @amfar. Release date: March 15th, 2022 at 12:00pm PST/2pm CST/3pm EST.

Click on the gallery link below to see all new photos.

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Spur Magazine
Veronique - Oct 20, 2021

Grace is photographed by Heather Gildroy for Spur Magazine. Click on the gallery link below to see both photos in full size.

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New photo by Nick Thiessen
Veronique - Sep 14, 2021

Grace posted a new photo taken by photographer Nick Thiessen on her Instaram story. Click on the photo to see it full size.

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2 more Tyler Shields photoshoot photos
Veronique - Aug 16, 2021

Here are 2 more new photos of Grace taken by photographer Tyler Shields. Click on the gallery link below to see all photoshoots from this shoot.

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Current Projects

Monsters and Muses (Short)
Grace as Persephone
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Two sisters go on an unexpected road trip in the desert. After a serial killer is reported in the area, they do what it takes to kill or be killed.


Stranger Things (Season 4)
Grace as Chrissy
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When a young boy disappears, his mother, a police chief and his friends must confront terrifying supernatural forces in order to get him back.