Lord of the Rings star Sean Astin admits that he has seen “Dozens” over the years – thanks to his role in hit 1985 movie The Goonies.

Now Sean, 46, is indulging in some 1980s nostalgia again as he joins the long-awaited second season of Netflix’s Stranger Things , which goes live today.

Sean is playing Bob Newby, who Netflix describe as a “Kindhearted former nerd” – and will be the new love interest of Winona Ryder ‘s character, Joyce.

Sean refuses to say if t is any on-screen PDAs but gushes about long-time friend Winona.

Sean, now a married dad-of-three of daughters, says he’s been giving the Stranger Things child stars some advice – but adds that Millie Bobby Brown and co are far more professional than he was at their age.

Sean is good friends with Rose McGowan after the pair starred together in 1992’s Encino Man.

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