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Sadie Sink: ‘We always have each other to rely on when things get complicated’

Stranger Things may be approaching its finale, but Sadie Sink’s star is about to rise even higher opposite Brendan Fraser in The Whale. Hamish MacBain talks to her about cast member WhatsApp groups and her big-screen break

When I meet Sadie Sink on a cold Thursday afternoon in January, I am also fortunate enough to meet Leo, ‘our very, very old cat’, who is jumping all over her. In blue jeans and black T-shirt featuring Link from Zelda — Sadie, that is, not Leo — she looks relaxed and happy. Tomorrow it’s back to her place in Manhattan and some time after that back to work, not least on the final season of Stranger Things. But right now she is in the Sink home in New Jersey, where she will later today celebrate her younger sister Jacey’s birthday with her family (the second of five siblings; Sink also has three older brothers).

‘It’s been pretty nonstop for the past few months,’ she smiles. ‘So it’s nice, over the holidays, to have two weeks when I know I’m going to be in the same place. Every once in a while there’s something. But I don’t have to get on a plane, which is good.’

Those past few months have been ‘really intense’ because Sink is the co-star of The Whale: one of those films that, as awards season kicks into gear, everyone is talking about. You may not yet have watched it — it’s not out in the UK until next Friday — but you likely will have seen images of its leading man, Brendan Fraser, playing the morbidly obese Charlie: a role for which he had to wear a 300lb prosthetic suit filled with airsoft pellets, dried beans and marbles. ‘I think I had seen some kind of mock-up drawing of what it would look like,’ Sink says, when I ask her what it was like seeing him made up for the first time. ‘But the whole thing was kind of kept a mystery, especially from me. I did not get to see him until right before we shot the very first scene.’

How does she feel about the criticism that the film has come in for in some quarters? That maybe the role of an obese man should be played by an obese man? ‘I think it’s good that people are on edge about this kind of stuff because this is a topic that hasn’t been handled in the right way by Hollywood in the past,’ she says. ‘The use of prosthetics… usually, it’s in a comedic way and it’s not empathetic or real, and it’s harmful. But for this, hopefully, by the end of it, they’ll know what the message truly is, and know that Charlie was created with a great deal of care and research. The story itself, by Sam Hunter, the playwright, is told from personal experience. It’s not a universal story, it’s very specific. So hopefully people will watch it and get a better idea of it.’

‘It’s kind of a bizarre story,’ she tells me. ‘I need to write out an actual timeline of events that transpired because it’s hard to look back and think: how did we get to this point?’

Born in Brenham, Texas, two-and-a-bit decades ago (she turns 21 on 16 April) Sink began acting at ‘seven or eight years old’. Her mother, a maths teacher, saw an advert in the paper asking for kids to audition for a community theatre production. ‘She was like to me and my brother, “You guys like to act and sing, you should go audition for this.” That was the first thing. Then we just kept on doing theatre at a community level, then a regional level. Then eventually we were both on Broadway.’ The first show she was in was Annie. ‘I was about 10, 11 at the time. I don’t remember every single detail of that experience, but I think starting out in theatre was the best for me because it kind of engraves a certain training into your system, into your bones.’

Sink’s talent was such that her parents (her father is a football coach) moved the family to the New Jersey home she is now sitting in so their daughter could be closer to New York’s theatres. A good move, because by 2015 she was acting opposite Helen Mirren in The Audience. ‘That was the first moment when something switched for me,’ she says, ‘and I saw acting as something that I really, really wanted to do for the rest of my life, just watching a pro like Helen.’ Her role was — talk about starting with a bang — as the younger self of Mirren’s Queen Elizabeth II. ‘I think I probably knew more about her at that time than a lot of my friends maybe did, so playing her and researching her life, from the age of 12, 13 gave me a lot of insight into everything that she’s done. She was a big part of my childhood.’ I wonder how she feels about Harry and Meghan’s recent… escapades? ‘I know the documentary series just came out, I haven’t watched it yet so… it’s hard for me to form an opinion.’

There is — ‘Somewhere, not online and never to be released!’ — a video of the 14-year-old Sink taking the call from the producers of Stranger Things, telling her she would be joining the cast of season two. ‘I think I’m sitting on the phone and I’m just a little speechless,’ she says, ‘because with that kind of call it’s like, “Your life is going to look a lot different now.” All our family members when that happened were like, “Oh, okay. Here we go. This is happening.”’

She and her brother recently went back and watched some of her first scenes in the show, ‘and it’s just so crazy. It’s like this time capsule where there’s this much younger, smaller me on Netflix.’

How did it make her feel? ‘I looked at myself in that moment and I knew how excited I was to be there, and how hard I’d worked to be there, but also how scared I was. I was like, “Oh my God, you have no idea of the seasons that are to come.” If that girl knew where her character would be ending, like in season four, it would be impossible to believe. But yeah, it is crazy to see me at a time before [season two] was released and the masses knew this character.’

Now, of course, the masses — season four of Stranger Things alone has clocked well over one billion hours of viewing time — very much do know Max Mayfield, and are waiting with baited breath to see how her story plays out. Does Sink know yet? ‘No,’ comes the definitive answer. Really? She hasn’t seen a script yet? ‘No, I haven’t. But they posted a picture of… I don’t know if you saw this, but Stranger Things or Netflix posted a picture of the cover of one of the scripts for season five, and I was texting all my castmates, like, “Did anybody get it!?” It was posted about on Instagram, but we don’t even know what’s inside of it.’

The cast, she says, are as close as you’d expect a cast who have grown up together to be. Is there a WhatsApp group? ‘There used to be a group chat, there probably still is. It’s not very active, though. When we’re all filming, we’re together literally for 15, 16, sometimes 17 hours a day. So on our time off, we really take some time off.’ She does say that there is ‘a really nice dynamic between all of us. We really care about each other and check in on each other a lot.

‘It’s like family in the sense that even if you’re not with each other all the time, live in different places or you go a little while without talking and you’re doing your own thing, at the end of the day no one knows what that bond is like, what that experience is like, except for these family members. We always have each other to rely on or vent to when things get complicated or frustrating. So I think hopefully, beyond Stranger Things, we will always continue to have that and make the effort to see each other, when we don’t have that security of knowing that we’re going back for another season.’

Soon of course that will no longer be the case. ‘I think that was always so scary for all the kids, just thinking about the end of the show. We always talked about it like, “Oh, my God, what are we going to do next? What happens next?” As we inch closer to it I think I feel like it’s going to bring on an exciting new chapter. And I’m really looking forward to maybe stepping more into the film space. A TV show takes up a lot of your time, so I think I want to bounce around and experiment a little bit.’

In terms of stepping in to the film space, The Whale is certainly going to help. ‘Especially for an actor my age, you don’t find a lot of projects like this, and a lot of complex characters like this. And even though you can kind of fall into that angsty teen trope, she’s so much more than that and it’s a lot more complex.’

Portraying Ellie, she says, has made her ‘set a new standard for myself in terms of characters I want to play, writers I want to work with, directors I want to work with. I’m gonna be so lucky, I guess, but it’s just so much more fulfilling to play characters that feel like they’re actually living and breathing off the page and off the screen, and you could know them in real life rather than having this one layer. When you’re acting in those roles, it feels just a little dull and inauthentic. So playing someone who did feel authentic, I felt so fulfilled by and like I was doing work that I was proud of. That’s something I’ll definitely look for, moving forward.’

One suspects that Sink won’t have to look very hard. The writers, the directors, the roles will likely soon be coming to her. In all likelihood, 2023 will be the year that she says goodbye to the TV show that made her famous and hello to being a film star.

But before all that, a birthday party…

Source: standard.co.uk/esmagazine/


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Sadie Sink | Let’s Turn This Stern Into Those Massive Waves, Shall We?
Via Issue 184, The Tempest Issue, out now!

Written by Audra McClain
Photographed by Kat Irlin
Styled by Molly Dickson

Complete and utter relaxation is hard to achieve. most human beings live such fast-paced lives, that even when we’re attempting to clear our minds and ease our spirits, we’re often plagued with the storms of tomorrow’s worries. Some turn to yoga, meditation, or tai chi to keep calm. Actor Sadie Sink turns to Netflix’s Love is Blind. 

“Rotting my brain with reality TV and TikTok?” the 20-year-old asks with a chuckle. “That’s a proper ‘I am being unproductive and lazy and doing absolutely nothing.’” Flaunt caught up with Sink just a few weeks before her newest project, Darren Aronofsky’s psychological drama The Whale, hits US theaters. Oscar buzz has already swarmed the film. Before departing on her press tour, Sink is soaking up any free time she gets. “It’s times like this where it’s like there’s something every day,” she says of the rare downtime. “On off days, they have to be legit off days for you. Stay horizontal all day and just do nothing.” 

The red-headed Texas native has definitely earned the right to be “lazy,” if you can even call it that. She began acting when she was just seven-years-old, and by the time she was 11, she was playing the title role of Annie on Broadway. When she was 14, she landed the role of Max Mayfield in Netflix’s Stranger Things, and the rest is history. Over the past couple of years, Sink has been everywhere. A new audience became obsessed with the actor after she portrayed a younger version of Taylor Swift in the musician’s short film/music video All Too Well: The Short Film. Then horror fanatics got to enjoy Sink in Netflix’s The Fear Street Trilogy. And, of course, this summer the highly-anticipated fourth season of Stranger Things had a hold on everyone.

Just a few hours before we start our chat, Sink arrives at the house she is staying at while she visits Prague. This is the first time she’s visiting the capital city of the Czech Republic. And for once, she’s traveling for fun and not for work. Even after a long flight and all the in-betweens, Sink beams like a ray of sunshine. She shares how excited she is to attend a medieval-themed dinner later that evening and explore the enchanting city. It’s hard to believe that the cheery person’s most recent roles are of angsty teenagers. 

But Sink’s character in The Whale, Ellie, is a far cry from Max in Stranger Things. Different things trouble the soul of Ellie, the estranged daughter of Charlie, played by Brendan Fraser—reclusive English teacher who has binge eaten to a point of weighing 600 pounds. Charlie, who some years earlier left his family for a man that later died, is attempting to reconnect with Ellie despite the pain and anguish they’ve both been through. “They’re so different,” Sink says of her two most recent embodiments. “I think Max is still ultimately very good and cares about her friends and wants friends in her life, wants to do good with her life. I think she’s sarcastic and a little dry, but that’s about it. She’s not a mean person. Ellie is a mean person.” Playing someone who, upon first, second, and maybe even third impressions seems to be pure evil, was a new challenge for Sink. “Ellie, just on paper, is so confusing and so… just… angry,” Sink says. “She’s hard to crack, I guess. But to me, that was a really fun, exciting challenge, to kind of really pick out her brain a little bit.”

In February 2020, just about a month before COVID-19 shut down the US, Sink had the chance to do a reading for what was then called an untitled Darren Aronofsky project. She immediately felt the need for the role in her bones. “I was just like, ‘Oh my God. Who is this character? What is this project? I have to do this. I want to do this more than anything ever.’” The reading was a test to see if Aronofsky wanted to make the movie, but the pandemic halted everything, including the film. Simultaneously, the pandemic postponed the production of the fourth season of Stranger Things. By the time Aronofsky could resume progress on The Whale, Sink was already knee-deep in the Netflix hit. 

For a moment, Sink thought she was going to have to drop The Whale to focus on Stranger Things. She describes the series’ latest season as “her turn.” With such a large cast, it’s hard to give each character a pivotal story each season, but Sink was front and center this time around, giving a vulnerable, emotionally and physically demanding performance that made the show’s millions of viewers gasp, gawk, and completely bawl their eyes out. As an essential part of the story, it didn’t look like Sink was going to be able to slip away for three months to work on the film. But the Duffer Brothers, the show’s creators, have witnessed the show’s young actors become adults. They know their hit series serves as a springboard for other important projects, so they gave Sink the needed opportunity to step away. “I feel like that’s something that they also do a really good job on Stranger Things,” Sink considers, “of having our characters grow with us. And I think they especially did that in season four for me, which I was really grateful for. I feel like the Duffers, if they see you kind of growing as a person, and growing as an actor, they kind of want to tap into that a little bit more and push you and allow you the chance to challenge yourself.”

Letting Sink pursue The Whale turned out to be a blessing in disguise, because the skills she learned from its shooting helped propel her fantastic performance in Stranger Things. “Most of the stuff in season four of Max’s was filmed post-The Whale, which I think really came in handy, just in terms of the emotional stamina that I had kind of built up. And just my overall comfort level in front of the camera that I don’t think I’d really fully felt until The Whale.”

Sink continues, “The Whale kind of marked a real turning point in my overall confidence in myself as an actor. In kind of stepping into a new environment, and working with Darren especially, I think I shed a few of my child actor habits that I had developed. Not necessarily bad habits, but just for me, at least, I’ve always struggled with speaking up, or feeling like treating the process as more of a collaborative effort. Because when you start acting when you’re young, I think it’s a very intimidating environment, and you feel like you’re just there to take direction and be on your mark and know your lines.”

Sink’s confidence on set followed her into her character, and her performance in The Whale is raw and beautifully complements what many are calling a major comeback for Fraser. Their relationship feels real, it feels heart-wrenching. Her character reads much deeper, much more complex than just a hardcore teenager who is rebelling against her absent father. The film is just two hours long, but you can feel the years of built-up resentment pouring from Sink’s character.

Currently, this film is taking Sink across the globe for premieres, and each time she sits in an audience full of eager film lovers, she holds her breath for the moment her character enters the story. The Venice Film Festival was only the second time she had the chance to watch the completed film from start to finish. Surrounded by hundreds, she watched herself on the big screen. “I was so nervous,” she recalls, “even though I’m glad I had watched it before, so I wouldn’t be closing my eyes and judging myself and getting distracted. I knew what was coming. But still, before that first scene, I’m like, ‘Oh, God, here I come, all right, it’s happening.’”

It’s safe to say the audience wasn’t as critical of her performance as she was. As the end credits started to roll, audience members rose from their seats and gave the film a six-minute standing ovation. “I felt so awkward,” Sink remembers, “because I didn’t really know—I’ve never done the whole film festival thing. So the idea of standing ovations, that was new to me, no one really prepped me for that. So at the end, I didn’t really know what was happening. And then we were there for so long. And Brendan was so emotional. And it was very overwhelming.”

From the first reading for the role with just Fraser and Aronofsky, to watching The Whale be adored by a theater full of people, this performance has pushed Sink out of her comfort zone. It marks the start of a new chapter of her career and new horizons. Yet it’s hard to leave such a pivotal role in the past. “I remember the last day of shooting, realizing like, ‘Oh, I’m never going to play this role again,’” Sink reflects, “Saying goodbye was weirdly emotional for me. And I don’t know why, but especially after filming those final scenes, I feel like I felt a really deep connection to Ellie, which I don’t think I’d ever really felt on any project that I’d ever done.”

Sadly enough, this is not the only emotional goodbye she’ll have with a hugely impactful character over the next few years. Season five of Stranger Things is the show’s final season. Max ended season four in questionable condition, but her story most certainly isn’t over. Recently, the official Instagram account for Stranger Things shared a photo of the title page for episode one of season five—all we know so far. And as far as Sink knows, no members of the cast have gotten to read what is in store for the motley crew either. No matter what the pages behold for the actors, saying goodbye to the roles that launched many of them into stardom will be challenging. Saying goodbye to castmates will be even more difficult, but at this point, they’re more than just actors working on the same show. “That’s family,” Sink says resolutely. “That’s always going to be there.”

2022 was a year of growth for Sadie Sink and we were fortunate enough to witness its fruits and its bursts. New challenging and enticing roles continue to knock on her door, keeping her passion for performing alive. “The scripts that I’m starting to read are just so much more exciting,” she says, beaming, “and they’re just kind of lighting this new fire.” But every now and then, it’s okay to step away from the flames beneath you, get horizontal, and binge whatever season of reality television you’re currently enjoying—even if you’re Sadie Sink, the intrepid sailor of stage and silver screen.

Source: flaunt.com


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