‘Stranger Things’ star Sadie Sink says her first kiss with co-star Caleb McLaughlin was ‘nervous’

  • W Magazine released its best performing portfolios for 2023 on Monday.
  • Sadie Sink spoke about her first kiss during an interview, calling the experience “awkward”.
  • The showrunners of “Stranger Things” faced backlash in 2017 over an unscripted kiss and the age of the actors.

Sadie Sink recalled her first kiss on the set of “Stranger Things,” calling the experience “awkward” and “nerve-wrenching.”

Sink, 20 years old W Magazine’s 2023 Best Performing Portfolio The kiss between the characters of Max Mayfield and Lucas Sinclair sparked controversy with some fans after appearing in Season 2 of the Netflix series. McLaughlin was 16 and Sink was 15 at the time.

“We were both awkward, but it was also funny because all my friends were there and all these extras, lights and music,” Sink said of the experience. But looking back on it now, it makes me laugh.”

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Sadie Sink and Caleb McLaughlin play Max Mayfield and Lucas Sinclair respectively.


A November 2017 indie wire The article reported that during a conversation with showrunners Matt and Ross Duffer on “Beyond Stranger Things,” Sink stated that the kiss wasn’t scripted. Sink wasn’t told the kiss was happening until she arrived on set.

“I get there, the first day [filming the] Snowball… one of you, I think it was Ross. I was like, ‘What! No! It’s not in the script…it’s not happening.

Caleb McLaughlin and Sadie Sink Attend Season 3

Caleb McLaughlin and Sadie Sink attend the press junket for Season 3 of ‘Stranger Things’ on June 27, 2019.

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Ross added:

Sink said after fans questioned his remarks on social media wrap She has never been “against” kissing.

“I’m always comfortable and the Duffer Brothers do a great job,” Sink told The Wrap. I didn’t do it.”

Sink, who co-starred with Brendan Fraser in “”.whaleHe told W Magazine that he was “thrilled” for the upcoming and final season of “Stranger Things.”

“I think it’s over at just the right time, but it’s going to be emotional,” Sink said.

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