Stranger Things’ Sadie Sink almost didn’t get her part because she was ‘too old’

Stranger Things’ Sadie Sink almost didn’t get her part because she was ‘too old’

Stranger Things’ Sadie Sink reveals she almost missed out on playing Max because she was ‘too old’ for the role

It’s hard to imagine anyone other than Sadie Sink playing Max in Stranger Things, but it was revealed on Saturday that they almost did.

The 20-year-old actress opened up about auditioning for the show in an interview with Deadline.

In an interview, she revealed that she almost didn’t get the gig because at 14 she was considered “too old” for the role.

Good choice: It's hard to imagine anyone other than Sadie Sink playing Max in Stranger Things, but it was revealed on Saturday that they almost did (pictured in 2021)

Good choice: It’s hard to imagine anyone other than Sadie Sink playing Max in Stranger Things, but it was revealed on Saturday that they almost did (pictured in 2021)

Ultimately, however, she proved herself by taking on more and more in the auditions.

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

Ultimately, the casting team had her do a “chemistry read” with Gaten Matarazzo and Caleb McLaughlin, who play Dustin and Lucas on the show. She was quickly cast for the role thereafter.

Age factor: In the interview, she revealed that she almost didn't get the gig because at 14 she was considered too old for the role

Age factor: In the interview, she revealed that she almost didn’t get the gig because at 14 she was considered too old for the role

Chemistry test: Ultimately, the casting team had her do a

Chemistry test: Ultimately, the casting team had her do a “chemistry read” with Gaten Matarazzo and Caleb McLaughlin, who play Dustin and Lucas on the show (McLaughlin left, Matarazzo center).

Sink spoke about a variety of topics in the interview, including the impact of the film industry on child actors.

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

“Honestly, my life has felt a bit like a coming-of-age movie,” she continued.

Child Actors: Sink spoke about a variety of topics in the interview, including the impact of the film industry on child actors

Child Actors: Sink spoke about a variety of topics in the interview, including the impact of the film industry on child actors

Hugely Popular: Stranger Things Season 4 came out in two parts earlier this year, the first in late May and the second in early July

Hugely Popular: Stranger Things Season 4 came out in two parts earlier this year, the first in late May and the second in early July

Stranger Things Season 4 came out in two parts earlier this year, the first in late May and the second in early July.

It has received quite a bit of critical acclaim as fans around the world have watched millions of hours of the show.

The show itself received 13 Emmy nominations for season four, although none of the nominations were specifically for acting.

While the show’s fifth season doesn’t yet have a release date, Netflix has already picked it up.

Award Nominations: The show itself received 13 Emmy nominations for season four, although none of the nominations were specifically for acting

Award Nominations: The show itself received 13 Emmy nominations for season four, although none of the nominations were specifically for acting