Sadie Sink Almost Lost 'Stranger Things' Role for Being Too Old

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Sadie Sink is a major name in Hollywood thanks to Stranger Things, but the actor almost didn't get the breakout role for a silly reason: her age.

When Sink auditioned to play Max Mayfield in Season 2 of the hit Netflix show, she was only 14 years old. But according to Sink's new interview with Fashion Magazine, this was older than showrunners wanted.

Despite that hiccup, Sink was determined to land the part. So she pushed for the opportunity to show the casting director, Carmen Cuba, and her team to let her acting range and ability.

Sink admitted to the publication that she: "just begged and pleaded with them to give me more material so I could show them something fresh."

Luckily, it worked! And the casting team asked her to come back for a chemistry read with Gaten Matarazzo (who plays Dustin Henderson) and Caleb McLaughlin (who plays Lucas Sinclair).

The three obviously worked well together, as the next day, Sink found out that she got the job, and the rest is history.

In the end, Sink's age didn't matter. At the time of filming for Stranger Things Season 2, her costar, Millie Bobby Brown, was 12-years-old and both Finn Wolfhard and Noah Schnapp were 13-years-old.

As for Henderson and McLaughlin, Henderson was the same age as Sink when S2 started filming, and McLaughlin was one year older (15).

It's possible that the casting director wanted someone between 12 and 13 due to the fact that, at the time, Eleven and a majority of her friends were around that age. But that's just speculation.

Now, Sink is preparing for the upcoming fifth and final season of Stranger Things.

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