If you’ve watched all three seasons of Netflix‘s Stranger Things, you should know by now that along with Eleven, played by Millie Bobby Brown, Max is one of the coolest characters we’ve come across. The role is played by Sadie Sink, and we’re dying to know more about the actress who appeared on the show from season 2 as Billy’s stepsister. Keep reading for interesting facts you didn’t know about the star.
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1. Sadie started her career in theater.
While she made her breakout through Stranger Things, Sadie began her acting career in theater. After watching Disney‘s High School Musical, she tried acting with her brother at home which led to her mom signing her up for drama classes. In 2012, she performed on Broadway in the musical Annie, and later made her television debut on The Americans followed by American Odyssey.
2. She earns $150,000 USD per Stranger Things episode.
According to IMDb, Sadie originally signed with Netflix for $23,000 USD per episode for the show’s second season. Her value increased, however, after she became a fan-favorite and for the third season she earned $150,000 USD per episode, meaning she’s made more than $1 million USD in the latest season alone.
3. She’s vegan.
After starring in The Glass Castle in 2017, Sadie decided to go vegan. Her decision was greatly influenced by fellow actor Woody Harrelson after they spent a lot of time together on set. In an interview with Vegan Life magazine, she states that she “did it mainly for the animals, but then also the environment as well. I think a lot of people do it for health reasons also and I think that’s great but I consider that when you’re vegan, the health benefits are a bonus. The most important thing to me is that I”m helping the animals and environment.”
4. She made her runway debut at Undercover‘s Fall/Winter 2018 show.
5. She’s real-life besties with Millie Bobby Brown.
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omg ahhhh. it’s my girls bday TODAY! uh this ig post is a symbol of my love since I’m not with u! ur talents, love, and kindness continues to surprise me every day. our souls have always connected on a level that’s more than just “best friends” I feel like I don’t need to speak and u know how I’m feeling… that’s my sister ♡ we got a pact to get married and move to the south of France… with a farm. it will happen Haha. here are some of my favorite memories like when we dressed in couple Halloween costumes, when we first met I wanted to spend time and learn more about u.. so invited u to come see adele with me and we both cried at every song… or when I bark and u pretend to be my owner Hahaha… reading this makes me realize how weird we are. k. ur perfect. the worlds lucky to have u. I’m lucky to have u! see u tomorrow ❤❤❤ #elmax
Just as seen in season 3, Sadie is best buds in real life with Millie Bobby Brown. The two actresses travelled to Cabo two years ago with their families, and even made “a pact to get married and move to the south of France.”