Posted on Thursday, November 9, 2017 by RODNEY HOfirstname.lastname@example.org on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog
Of the local Atlanta actors in modest roles on “Stranger Things 2,” Priah Ferguson probably made the biggest impression as Lucas’ bratty younger sister.
The 11-year-old actress brought sass and attitude to her limited role, annoying her older brother Lucas to no end. She played with his toys without asking. She mocked Lucas’ friend Dustin when he was seeking to find Lucas, totally oblivious to the madness going on in Hawkins. When she became aware Lucas had a potential girlfriend in Max, she mercilessly teased him about it.
Her character Erica is around 9 years old, Priah said in an interview this week. She said she could pass for that age given that she’s not very tall. “My parents,” she explained, “are short.” But given she is older than she looks, adults will often note how mature she is.
Priah has a younger sister and no older siblings so she said she enjoyed having one, even fictionally. “I’ve never played a role like that. It was super fun being that annoying to him.”