Joe Keery Talks About His Famous Hair


-Absolutely. -I´m such a huge fan
of the show. Steve is one
of my favorite characters. -Thank you. Thank you.
-A great — He had a great Season 2,
I thought. -Yeah, yeah. -Really enjoyed Steve
in Season 2. -Yes, yes, yes. -A lot of actors prepare
for roles. I heard you prepared
for six weeks for an element of Steve that maybe turned out to be
a waste of time. -At the beg– yes, at the
beginning of the first season, I got the part and talked
to the Duffer Brothers, and they´re saying,
“Yeah, it´s gonna — he´s gonna be kind of, like,
this jock character. And he´s, like, a swimmer.” They had that incorporated
in the thing. So for, you know, the first —
I don´t know — for like six weeks
prior to shooting, I was training, doing all this,
like, you know, swimming prep, and then show up, you know — Also, I thought I was gonna be
in, like, a Speedo. -Yeah.
-It´s a TV show. Like, the first thing
I ever did, I was gonna be in a Speedo,
so… -Yeah, so you don´t want to be,
like, the chunky swimmer. Yeah. -I was gonna be known
as “Chunky Steve” for the rest of my life.
-Yeah, exactly. -No, but then, we showed up
the first day, and, like — “Oh, yeah, the swim–
Oh, no, no, we cut that. No, we cut that.”
[ Laughter ] So that was totally —
-So you just got like six weeks of working out
for nothing. -Yeah, it´s, like, the most
in shape I´ve ever been. -Yeah, although, it is good
to be in shape because — and I remember this, but watching the show
really brings it into focus — very tight jeans in the ´80s.
Are you in — -They´re very tight.
-Yeah. -They don´t tell you about that
when they cast you. -Yeah. -About the jeans and how tight
they will make them. -Yeah.
-Yeah. -I feel like…
-Oh, yeah. -…when you watch,
like, Jane Austen, you realize how painful
corsets look on women. And then, when you watch
“Stranger Things,” you´re like, “Jeans were not
a good time in the ´80s.” -It´s a similar thing.
-Yeah. -Oh, yeah. Jeans were very tight
in a lot of ways and places that you might
not ex– you know. And, also,
the material that they have… [ Laughter ]
The material is, like, stretchy that they have for jeans now,
you know. -Yeah. It has a little give.
-Jegging? -Yeah.
-It´s like nothing. It´s like you´re wearing
a baseball glove. -Yeah.
-It´s like a — you know. Very tight.
[ Laughter ] -It´s basically like — like,
yeah, denim is chain mail. -Yeah.
-Yeah. -So you´re having to, like,
duck and run around, but you´re trapped. -One of the other things
is you — The Demogorgon last year was a man in a Demogorgon suit.
-Oh! -And these are
pretty awesome photos of — -That´s Mark. Yeah. -That´s Mark.
-Yeah. -Who was a Demogorgon.
-Yeah. -And so when you had to fight
the Demogorgon in Season 1, you actually had somebody
who was in the room. -Right, yeah, yeah, yeah.
That was kind of the big difference between
the first and second season. -Because now it´s CGI.
-Yeah, it´s CGI. ´Cause they can´t have,
you know, like, a person on all fours
pretending to be a little… – Yeah.
-…dog guy. -Like, you can´t have
a person this small in a — I mean, they can´t —
they won´t let children do it. -Yeah, it´s, you know.
[ Laughter ] They´re already breaking so many
laws with what they´re doing. I mean, compared to last year,
it´s like I just felt terrible having to — you know,
he´s in this big, hot suit, and he´s sweating. He´s getting, like,
water through a tube and a fan, and he´s, like…
between takes. And then, “Action!” and I literally,
for like eight hours, had to just, you know —
hit, just — smack him, like… -Just whale on him.
-Like, in the stunt, he´s, like, sweating and hot
and tired and… -Was he ever like,
“I´m not a real Demogorgon”? -Yeah. He´s — I´d be like,
“Dude, I am so sorry.” I´m trying to sell it.
So, you know. -Your hair receives
a lot of ink. -Yes.
[ Scattered cheers ] -Multiple —
-Yes. -These are multiple headlines just about your hair
on the show. -This is so crazy.
-“How to Get ´Stranger Things´ star
Joe Keery´s Gravity-Defying Hair.”
[ Light laughter ] I like this — “We Need
To Talk About Steve´s Hair From ´Stranger Things´ Again.”
[ Laughter ] We already needed
to talk about it. We need to talk about it again. -Yeah, yeah.
-And this — but this — you just brought this
with you, right? -This was not —
-Yes. I mean, yeah. My — I mean, my parents have
kind of crazy hair. [ Laughter ]
I guess. I don´t know. Yeah, for a long time,
my dad was always on me about, you know,
cutting my hair. And you know, “Go get a haircut.
You got to, like, gel your — got to do something to get your
hair to stay down, you know? Like, it´s too big.
Get it down, you know? It looks crazy.”
[ Light laughter ] -So when you got the part,
did you call your dad and give him the news
that you were right? -Finally, I´m right, you know.
[ Laughter ] No. No. No. Yeah. -You play a high schooler
on the show. What were you doing —
when you were in high school, what were —
what were your jobs? What were you doing for — -Um, man,
I worked at a restaurant. I was a —
Oh, I delivered pizza for — -I was a pizza delivery guy,
as well. Did you enjoy that?
-It´s okay. -Yeah.
-Yeah. I wasn´t so great at it. I didn´t have —
It was before — I didn´t have the iPhone.
-Yeah. -So I was just like — as we´re getting the pi–
I don´t know. -Yeah, no, you would have
a map in the car. -You would look at the map.
You would look at the map. And then — And I didn´t
even have one in the car. I didn´t even — So it was just
look at the map and then say, “Oh, I guess that´s kind of
where it is,” and then just go. -Oh, so you´d
have to memorize the map? -It was terrible, yeah. -Did you ever have any angry
customers who got late pizza? -Oh, that´s one
of my dad´s favorite stories. This old guy just —
I had to, you know — I was calling him, hanging up. Like, calling — Like,
“I don´t know where you are.” He´s like, “It´s over here.” You know, it´s like this
really kind of weird building. And I finally pulled up. And I was like, “I´m so –”
Like, “I´m terribly sorry. Of course,
you don´t have to pay. I´ll pay for the pizza.
You know, whatever.” And then he didn´t say anything. It was this old guy with his
hat, and it was just really low. He was really short, too. I just remember
how short he was. I pull up in my Volvo,
and he just takes the thing. Just writes on the thing. Looks at me, like,
just really dead in the eyes, and then gives me back
the receipt and walks inside. [ Chuckling ] And on the thing,
he had just written, “Pizza delivery is not for you.” [ Laughter ]
It´s like… And then I quit.
And that´s when I knew. -It´s funny. That´s great.
-Yeah. -Yeah, he sent — It´s also — I don´t know who reads that and
is like, “But it´s my dream!” -Yeah, I know, like — Who´s like that´s their main —
-Yeah. -It´s like,
“Are you kidding me?” -Yeah.
-“This is what I was going for.” -I like to think that that guy
is watching “Stranger Things,” seeing you,
and a tear runs down his cheek. -Yeah.
-He´s like, “I told him to go chase” —
[ Laughter ] -He was the guy. Yeah.
-Yeah. “I knew. I knew.” -It was you out there.
Wherever you are, old man. Yeah, yeah.
-Thanks so much for being here.

100 thoughts on “Joe Keery Talks About His Famous Hair

  1. What the heck? Everyone’s comment has like 4K likes or more. I guess I’ll ruin it.

  2. There is a spoiler in this comment if for some weird reason you haven’t watched Stranger Things season 3

    Me watching Steve season 1: I hate Steve
    Me watching Steve season 2: Wow I really like Steve now
    Me watching Steve season 3: Steve’s my new favorite mom
    Me watching Billy season 2: I hate Billy
    Me watching Billy season 3: NO BILLY DONT DIE

  3. Steve H is a bite off Jay S from The Trusty Butter Knife

  4. Steve has been my fav from day one like honestly… damn he’s good looking and hilarious

  5. when i first saw the thumbnail i thought to myself, "wow harry styles is just a stage name, joe, keery. hmm" now i cant unsee andrew garfield

  6. I talked to him on set during filming of season three, he's a cool guy, nice, down to earth.

  7. That's not a hair stye, it's a full time job.

  8. As someone whose personally knows the CG artists that had to animate the demagorgon for Season 1 it gets really frustrating to hear this myth repeated that the majority of it was done practically. In reality, while some of it was done practically most of the iconic scenes with the monster were done CG.

  9. scuse me but my bucket list is

    5. Skydiving
    4. Go to a tøp concert
    3. Become famous
    2. Own a mansion
    1. pEt JOe'S hAir

  10. I would wait as much as it takes to have a pizza from Joe! Jesus… =))

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  12. This dude is the generation’s Ashton Kutcher. I’m not gay, you’re gay.

  13. Joe is now gonna be starring in ALOT of 80’s themed movies from now on. (And many other themes)

  14. When this guy has bangs down against his four head. He looks just like Stephen King. Especially his eyes.

  15. Feyman1000 also another big plot twist is that he becomes a babysitter and then a mum

  16. Yeah the very first episode I was like: oh Steve, he looks ok. He might be a bad boy. Damn he’s just gonna lays in his bed and not walking Nancy out. Man he just wants to get in Nancy’s pant.
    – The end of season 1: ok Steve he’s a good guy. Oh no think Im starting to love Steve.

  17. Steve was a desperate father and adopted another child into his crew in season 3 😂

  18. His hair is good….. in the 80s. It just looks weird and outdated now. He’s gotta change it

  19. My hair is the same way. It's honestly a pain to get it to stay down

  20. i wish Steve was my mom…gaten came out beautifully from the pregnancy back in late 01' or early 02' with him,whilst he was only 11

  21. Robin: “How many kids are you friends with?”
    Steve: “How many of my friends AREN’T kids?”
    #dadsteve

  22. The other day I got this Kevin Murphy serum I’ve heard good reviews about and the stylist that sold it to me said that the hair stylists on the set of ST uses that brand and he’s like you know Steve? This is what they use for his hair, so I call it my Steve Serum😅

  23. Thanks Seth for explaining all the jokes…you worthless hack

  24. time travels to whenever Joe was a Pizza deliverer

    Me: alright so can I get 200 pizzas pls

  25. My hair is huge like that. No, it doesn't get me dates. It probably frightens them.

  26. I wish Steve was my mum and his children ( u know who they r in stranger things) were my family

  27. Imagine that, you order your pizza and this like, Greek god of a model pulls up with your pizza, and you have the nerve to say "pizza delivery is not for you"

  28. who else immediately thought of the domino’s pizza commercial when he was talking about being a pizza delivery guy?

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