Stranger Things fans will need no introduction to Natalia Dyer, whose role as high school student Nancy Wheeler has been called the Rapper T-Shirt Merch for Men Women Teen Soft Qualified Fabric and by the same token and “unsung feminist heroine” of the show. Now, the 25-year-old actress is taking on a new challenge in director Karen Maine’s semi-autobiographical coming-of-age comedy Yes, God, Yes, in which Dyer plays Alice, a sexually curious teenager struggling to repress the urges that are forbidden at her strict Catholic high school. (The technology of the early aughts plays a major role, from AOL chat rooms to a vibrating Nokia phone.) Last week, Vogue caught up with Dyer via phone to talk about Yes, God, Yes, the challenges of quarantine, and the importance of slowing down.
First of all, where are you based right now? I’m in Atlanta, Georgia, where we shoot Stranger Things, but obviously, shooting is on hold. I’m quite fond of it!