Your favorite kids from Stranger Things are now in their teens and they’re speaking out on growing up “as normal as possible”.
While doing so can be difficult when going through adolescence in front of millions of people, the cast members make the effort. Speaking to news publication People, Finn Wolfhard, Noah Schnapp, Caleb McLaughlin, and Sadie Sink reveal the struggles of growing up in the limelight.
“We still try to go home and grow up around family and friends and stuff, and we try to be as normal as possible when we’re not on set,” said Wolfhard, 16.
“In this business, you have to mature faster than the average teenager,” added McLaughlin, 17.
“We still go to school and stuff,” said Schnapp, 14. “It’s important to keep a balance of a normal kid life, and then obviously doing this, because we love it.”
The cast includes Millie Bobby Brown and Gaten Matarazzo who were not there for the interview. The group of youngsters got their start at ages 10-13 before they knew the Netflix series was going to be a phenomenon.
“I know some people like this kind of attention,” said Sink, 17. “It can get to your head fast, but it doesn’t really get to [our] heads.”
“We all like understand each other, because we’ll go through the same thing,” Wolfhard added. “At the end of the day we’re all doing the same thing, and the people who understand me most is probably them.”
After all, not everyone can relate to the stardom that these teens were catapulted into. Stranger Things 3 is available for streaming on Netflix now.