Sadie Sink knows it will be a bittersweet goodbye to “Stranger Things.”
The hit Netflix series, which is set to conclude with the upcoming Season 5, has been a part of Sink’s life for six years and marked her breakout role, along with co-stars Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Noah Schnapp, Joe Keery, Caleb McLaughlin, Gaten Matarazzo, Joseph Quinn, and more.
“We know that it’s happening and that it’s the last season, so it’s going to be emotional I’m sure,” Sink said during the “Today” show, predicting what that day will be like on set. “It’s going to be awful. It’s going to be horrible. These kids, this entire cast and crew, it’s family. People say that all the time, but I genuinely mean it. And to think that we have to say goodbye to that security and knowing that we’re going to be seeing each other for another season?”
She added, “It’s scary and sad, but I think it’s exciting to kind of move on to the next chapter, I guess.”
As for Sink’s character Max, Season 4 saw her seemingly saved by Eleven (Brown) after Vecna (Jamie Campbell Bower) attacked her.
“Spoiler-free, just with the way my character ended in Season 4, I have no idea what is going to happen,” Sink said. “But I’ll be there.”
“Stranger Things” co-creators Matt and Ross Duffer previously teased that Season 5 will definitely be a tearjerker for fans.
“[For] two hours, we pitched the full season to Netflix. We did get our executives to cry, which I thought was a good sign,” Matt Duffer said during a Netflix SAG FYC event. “The only other time I’ve seen them cry is like, budget meetings.”
Ross Duffer noted, “We have so many characters now, most who are still living. It’s important to wrap up those arcs as a lot of these characters have been growing since Season 1. So it’s a balancing act between giving them time to complete their character arcs and also tying up these loose ends and doing our final reveals…The way we see it, is kind of a culmination of all the seasons, so it’s sort of got a little bit from each. I think that what we’re trying to do is go back to the beginning a little bit, in sort of the tone of 1.”
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