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Twitter reacts to 'creepy ginger girl' from Netflix's Stay Close

Darcy Rafter January 5, 2022

If you can’t get the image out of your head of the Stay Close character some fans have dubbed “creepy ginger girl”, you’re not alone. Some Twitter users are even claiming she’s keeping them awake at night.

The new Netflix thriller, Stay Close, premiered on New Year’s Eve and is an adaptation of author Harlan Coben’s best-selling 2012 novel of the same name.

Many fans of the show have taken to Twitter to chat about the dancing couple called Ken and Barbie.

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Who plays ‘creepy ginger girl’ in Stay Close?

Poppy Gilbert plays the role of Barbie in Stay Close, aka “creepy ginger girl”.

Gilbert was born on 14 September 1998 in London. The 23-year-old budding actress graduated in 2019 from the prestigious Guildhall School of Music & Drama. She got her first main role in season 9 of Call The Midwife, where she played Lesley Pike.

The actor went on to play Thomasina Tuckerton in Agatha Christie’s The Pale Horse and Kelly Kirk-Lees in Midsomer Murders. She also appeared in Prime’s Leonardo and plays the lead role in BBC and Amazon Prime’s upcoming thriller Chloe, set to be released this year.

The eight-part series of Stay Close features budding actress Poppy Gilbert as Barbie and Hyoie O’Grady as Ken. The fearsome pair play a musical theatre couple who dance around while disposing of dead bodies. It’s fair to say Twitter has had a mixed response to the duo, who dance around to a jazz rendition of Creep by Radiohead and kill people.

Twitter reacts to ‘creepy ginger girl’ from Stay Close

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Darcy is an experienced journalist passionate about celebrity culture and entertainment. After gaining a degree in Media and Communications at Goldsmiths University she has also become a social media specialist, always keeping informed on the latest trends. With almost five years of experience in media, her expertise is analysing platforms such as Instagram, Twitter and TikTok. When she's not tracking the latest trending content, she’s watching films and eating lots of chocolate.