In the interview, she revealed that casting directors initially told her she was too “old” for the part – even though she was only 14 at the time.
Still, Sadie wasn’t easily deterred, noting that the role of Max felt “right” to her.
“I just begged and pleaded with them to give me more material so I could show them something fresh,” she said.
The following day, the part was hers.
Now 20, Sadie was hardly an acting novice at the time of her Stranger Things audition.
Elsewhere in her Fashion interview, Sadie reflected on the unexpected challenges of having spent the bulk of her teen years in the spotlight.
“It’s such a weird and specific situation that the Stranger Things cast and I are all in because the world knows who our characters are but we’re still trying to figure out who we are as people,” she explained. “I think being in the industry accelerates you and you mature faster. But for the most part, it’s just so fun because the cast is all going through it together.”
She then noted: “Honestly, my life has felt a bit like a coming-of-age movie.”