Stranger Things actress Sadie Sink revealed that she was almost rejected from playing Max.
When it comes to Netflix’s Stranger Things, much of its success can be attributed to the enthusiastic response from both critics and fans for its first season, which released back in 2016. Sometime after its premiere, a second season was announced, which introduced new characters including Maxine “Max” Mayfield, played by Sadie Sink.
Max wasn’t necessarily disliked by fans, but not too many considered her a personal favorite character in Seasons 2 and 3 of Stranger Things. However, her role in the fourth season has been subject to universal acclaim, much of which can be attributed to Sadie Sink‘s performance in Episode 404, titled “Dear Billy.” Many believe that the actress was robbed of an Emmy nomination, and her scene towards the end of that episode in which Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill” was prominently used is perhaps the most-discussed scene in television this year.
Stranger Things almost passed on Sadie Sink.
As it turns out, Sadie Sink was almost passed on the role for Max in Stranger Things. In a recent interview with Fashion Magazine, she recalled her audition process, and how she was considered to be “too old” for the role, given that she was 14 at the time:
“I just begged and pleaded with them to give me more material so I could show them something fresh.”
After being called in to do a chemistry test with Gaten Matarazzo and Caleb McLaughlin, Sadie Sink was given the call that she was cast as Max in the Stranger Things. Thank goodness she ended up getting this part, because as the series continued, Max went on to become one of the emotional centerpieces of the entire show, especially with Season 4 taking her character to new heights.
Here is the synopsis for Stranger Things 4:
“It’s been six months since the Battle of Starcourt, which brought terror and destruction to Hawkins. Struggling with the aftermath, our group of friends are separated for the first time – and navigating the complexities of high school hasn’t made things any easier. In this most vulnerable time, a new and horrifying supernatural threat surfaces, presenting a gruesome mystery that, if solved, might finally put an end to the horrors of the Upside Down.”
Created by the Duffer Brothers, the Netflix series stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Sadie Sink, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, Maya Hawke, Priah Ferguson, Cara Buono, Brett Gelman, Jamie Campbell Bower, Eduardo Franco, and Joseph Quinn.
All four seasons are available to stream on Netflix. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the future of the series and other roles from Sadie Sink, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.
Source: Fashion Magazine