Celebrity 'Stranger Things' Breakout Star Shannon Purser Lands a New Movie The actress is set for a small role opposite Melissa McCarthy in a new movie By Alexia Fernández Published on September 7, 2016 08:20 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Curtis Baker/Netflix Stranger Things fans rejoice! Barb is back and she’s got a few things in store. The breakout star of the Netflix hit, Shannon Purser, has landed a new movie after a recent trip to L.A., according to The Hollywood Reporter. WARNING! Stranger Things Spoiler Alert Below! Purser, a 19-year-old Atlanta-area native, made her acting debut as Barb, Nancy Wheeler’s best friend, who was attacked by the monster from the Upside Down on the show. The death of the character sparked a trending hashtag on Twitter, #JusticeForBarb. Purser recently traveled to L.A. for a week to meet with top casting directors in Hollywood, meeting with executives at ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and Sony, among others. RELATED VIDEO: What Happened to Barb!? Will Eleven Be Back!? The Stranger Things Cast Is Answering Our Burning Questions! The actress is now set for a small role opposite Melissa McCarthy in the upcoming movie Life of the Party. Mike Page, a casting director, also took to Twitter to thank Purser for sitting down with him, describing her as “being super talented” and “super delightful.” Purser’s manager told THR: “It’s been a whirlwind of an experience to have such a high level of excitement surrounding Shannon, and the types of meetings and projects coming her way.” Purser will also be back on screen on The CW’s Archie reboot Riverdale.