At the age of 14, Sadie Sink was initially told she was too old to play Max

At the age of 14, Sadie Sink was initially told she was too old to play Max ...

Can you imagine Max Mayfield being played by anyone other than Sadie Sink? Me neither, but Stranger Things' casting directors initially did not see her play, and for a pretty shocking reason. In a recent interview, Sadie Sink revealed she was told she was too old to play Max in her Stranger Things audition, although the actor was just 14 at the time.

Sink revealed in a July 22 interview with Fashion Magazine that she was initially rejected for the role of Max. At the time, Sink was just about a year younger than most of her castmates, and perhaps a year younger than most middle schoolers, she said. I just begged and pleaded with them to show me something different.

Sadie Sink had previously had a lot of experience with stardom before joining Stranger Things. She made her debut as a child actor in a Broadway musical of Annie in 2012, before switching over to television. As a guest star on The Americans, Sink gained firsthand experience working with an established cast and coming in as the new kid.

Taylor Swift is well-known for Sink's acting. In a May 2022 interview with Jimmy Fallon, Sink gushed about Taylor Swift's desire for her.

Given Sink's unique talent, it is unsurprised that Max stole the show in Season 4 of Stranger Things. She poured her heart into Max's character and told a captivating tale of loss and resilience. In its fifth season, Stranger Things is scheduled to hit Netflix in 2024.

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