Sadie Sink Recalls She Almost Lost the Role of Max in ‘Stranger Things’

Sadie sink received near-universal praise for his portrayal of Max Mayfield in “stranger things‘, but the show’s creative team apparently had a surprising reservation about him at first.

Talk to Fashion magazinethe actress opened up about her audition process for the smash’s second season netflix In the interview, she revealed that casting directors initially told her she was too “old” for the role, even though she was only 14 at the time.

Still, Sink wasn’t easily dissuaded, noting that Max’s role felt “right on” to him.

“I just begged and begged them to give me more material so I could show them something new,” she said.

In the end, the producers chose to call him in for a chemistry reading with other actors. Gaten Matarazzo and Caleb McLaughlinwho play Dustin Henderson and Lucas Sinclair respectively on the show.

The next day, the role was hers.

“Honestly, my life feels a bit like a coming-of-age movie,” Sadie Sink said.

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Now 20, Sink was hardly a novice when she auditioned for “Stranger Things.” The Texas native did her Broadway debut in the production of “Annie” in 2012 and made the jump to television the following year with a guest role in the FX series “Americans.”

In 2021, she joins the horror film franchise “street of fear” like Ziggy Berman. This fall, we will see her alongside Brendan Fraser in “The whale.”

Elsewhere in her fashion interview, Sink opened up about the unexpected challenges of spending most of her teenage years in the spotlight.

“It’s such a weird and specific situation that the ‘Stranger Things’ cast and I are all in because the world knows who our characters are but we’re still trying to figure out who we are as people,” he said. -she explains. “I think being in the industry accelerates you and you mature faster. But for the most part, it’s so much fun because the cast goes through it all together.

She then noted, “Honestly, my life has kind of felt like a coming of age movie.”