Shannon Purser is all about embracing body confidence!
The Stranger Things star
-- who portrayed Nancy Wheeler's less-cool, responsible best friend, Barbara "Barb" Holland, in the supernatural Netflix series -- took to Twitter on Tuesday to share a positive message about shattering Hollywood's beauty standards.
"Can I be super real?" she wrote. "Didn't think a girl with my body type could get this far. I'm so thankful and excited. Much love to you all."
The tweet was well-received, with fans writing things like, "I have a similar body type and it made me so happy to see you on Stranger Things," "Don't ever change. You are beautiful and brilliant!" and "This means so much, I love you." Another fan chimed in, saying, "Can I be real? You're killin' life and are so beautiful! Keep slaying the game girl!"
The tweet came just two hours after Purser revealed over Instagram
that she has joined the cast of Riverdale
, The CW's new teen drama TV series that is based on iconic characters from the Archie Comics.
"SO excited to tell you all that I will be playing Ethel Muggs in the new CW show 'Riverdale,'" she gushed. "Cannot WAIT. ?? @thecwriverdale #riverdale#archie #cw."
As for Stranger Things, Purser isn't the only one from the show that was incredibly shocked by all the fan reaction she's received during its eight-episode first season.
ET caught up with her co-star, Joe Keery
, earlier this month, where he explained there was "no way" he would have anticipated such success.
"It was a definite surprise," Keery told ET on the red carpet at Variety's Power of Young Hollywood event. "I mean, I read the script, loved the script and everything, and knew that everybody who was working on it was great, super-talented -- but the response has been crazy. Really crazy, yeah."
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