Sadie Sink was almost lost the role of Max in Stranger Things

Max in Stranger Things

Sadie first stepped onto our screens as Max way back in Stranger Things season 2.

Sadie Sink as Max Mayfield

Max quickly got caught up in the Upside Down, and became besties with Eleven and started dating Lucas.


Thanks to Sadie Sink, Max is now one of the most popular characters on the show.

Sadie begged producers for the role

But it could have all been very different if Sadie hadn't "begged" producers to let her take on the role...

Sadie was Overage for MAX's Role

Initially, Sadie was passed over for the role of Max because she was deemed "too old" to play her.

Sadie was Overage for MAX's Role

Sadie revealed that the casting directors thought looked "too old" to portray Max in Stranger Things 2

Sadie was 14 when season 2 

Max would have been around 13 years old when she moved to Hawkins. Sadie herself was 14 when season 2 aired.

Begged and pleaded

"I just begged and pleaded with them to give me more material so I could show them something fresh," Sadie revealed.