Despite the fact that Sadie Sink, who played Max Mayfield in Netflix’s hit supernatural series “Stranger Things,” has been receiving a lot of praise for her acting, she stated that she had to do several things to demonstrate her value for the part. Following her character’s excellent emotional arc in season 4, she has made a remarkable impression on the audience’s mind as Max. However, despite this, she did not get the role.
Sadie tells us how she was rejected from season two of The Bunkbed. She said, however, that she had no doubt that she would be able to play the role of Max. The 20-year-old felt certain she would be able to portray Max.
In the interview, Sadie recalled how the casting crew had doubts about her appearance and that the casting director likened her to be too “old” for the part. However, Sadie was adamant in her endeavor to obtain the role. “I just begged and pleaded with them for more material so I could show them something new,” she said.
After a lengthy audition process, Sadie was cast in the second season of Stranger Things after just a few minutes of chemistry reading with Gaten Matarazzo, who plays Dustin Henderson, and Caleb McLaughlin, who plays Lucas Sinclair, Max’s boyfriend in the show. In the end, Sadie was able to cement Max Mayfield’s character as one of the show’s favorite characters.
“It’s a really strange and unique situation that the ‘Stranger Things’ cast and I find ourselves in because the world knows who our characters are, but we’re still trying to figure out who we are as individuals,” Sink said when discussing how the entertainment business influences kid actors and their lives away from cameras. “It’s such an odd and particular scenario in which my crew and I are all involved since the world recognizes our personalities, yet we’re still attempting to determine who we are as people.”
“I think being in the industry accelerates you and you mature faster. But for the most part, it’s just so much fun because the cast is all going through it together,” she added.
She concluded by saying, “Honestly, my life has felt a bit like a coming-of-age movie.”
Aside from “Stranger Things,” Sink has appeared in the FX drama series “The Americans” and the Netflix horror film franchise “Fear Street.”