'Stranger Things' Kids Open Up About Instant Fame & The Show's Success
Millie Bobby Brown on their instant fame after the show’s premiere: “The show is so well-received, and we’re just very grateful to the press and our fans [for staying] supportive and [being] there for us. We really couldn’t have done this without Netflix and the Duffers.”
Gaten Matarazzo on interpreting his character: “I definitely feel they wrote the characters around the people who played them. I feel like it was good that they did that because the kids playing them are able to play a role — actually, I feel like that’s why we’re getting so much better. People come up to me and say ‘You’re such a good actor.’ In my mind, I really wasn’t acting as much as I was being myself on camera.”
Caleb McLaughlin on not recognizing Millie after she shaved her head: “I was at lunch and I didn’t recognize her after. She was like, ‘Hey Gaten, Caleb, Noah…’ I was like ‘Hey,’ she was like ‘It’s me, Millie.’ She looked so different.”
Finn Wolfhard on leaning on each other during new experiences: “We all trust each other very much. We’re all part of a big family now; it’s like we’re brothers so we have to trust each other.”
Noah Schnapp on not immediately realizing the show’s success: “I went to camp and I came back, and I saw that people from across the world were watching the show, and everyone was interacting with us on social media. I was so happy and amazed by how far the show had gone.”
For more from the cast of Stranger Things visit TeenVogue.com.