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Apparently Joe Keery Trained For Weeks To Be A Swimmer On "Stranger Things," But It Was Cut

Does Fabergé Organics even work on wet hair?

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Last night, Joe Keery — who plays Mom of the Year Steve Harrington on Stranger Things — was a guest on Late Night With Seth Meyers.

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During the interview, Joe revealed that everyone's new favorite character was originally supposed to be a swimmer!

A swimmer?? I have so many questions!1. What would Steve look like with wet hair?2. Would he still style it with Farrah Fawcett's Fabergé Organics?3. Can Demogorgons swim??I need to know!
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A swimmer?? I have so many questions!

1. What would Steve look like with wet hair?

2. Would he still style it with Farrah Fawcett's Fabergé Organics?

3. Can Demogorgons swim??

I need to know!

Joe told Seth, "For the first six weeks prior to shooting, I was training...doing all this swimming prep."

But even though he said that swimming helped him become "the most in-shape [he'd] ever been," that whole plotline was cut from Mr. Harrington's character.

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#RIP, my dreams of Steve in a speedo.

Now, Steve is still pretty athletic throughout the series. I mean he plays a ~heated~ game of basketball with Billy...

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...which leads to that whole conversation with Nancy (which, BTW, gave us a sneak-peek of Steve's "towel-over-his-shoulder-when-distressed look").

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But honestly, it probably worked out for the best because we all know what happens to characters who go near pools...

Yeah, I went there. Don't @ me.
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Yeah, I went there. Don't @ me.

CORRECTION

The moment between Steve and Nancy interrupted the basketball game he was playing with Billy. An earlier version of this post misstated the location. Yes, I did watch the show — probably faster than you, which is why I missed this. Sorry!

UPDATE

This post has been updated to reflect BuzzFeed's editorial standards.