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“I wouldn’t have done it”: Stranger Things Star Sadie Sink Reveals Her Kissing Scene With Rumored Spider-Man Star Wasn’t in the Script

“I wouldn’t have done it”: Stranger Things Star Sadie Sink Reveals Her Kissing Scene With Rumored Spider-Man Star Wasn’t in the Script

Love and intimacy often appear as the essence of good films and series. However, mastering the art of displaying intimacy is the real deal breaker. While a few actors come up stating awkward moments, bold actors like Sadie Sink perform unscripted kissing scenes with ease. Reflecting in retrospect, Sink discussed the first kiss she shared with Caleb McLaughlin.

Sadie Sink
Sadie Sink

Following the aftershow jokes of the Duffer Brothers, regarding Sadie Sink kissing Caleb McLaughlin to get rid of their awkwardness, fans went upset and fiercely protective of the young actress. However, Sink later mentioned how she leaned into the idea and “never objectified” kissing. 

Also read: ‘I had to beg and plead with them’: Stranger Things Star Sadie Sink Reveals She Was Deemed Too Old For The Role, Had To Beg For More Material

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Sadie Sink’s Initial Awkwardness With Intimacy 

Sadie Sink has always been a beloved actress from Stanger Things. Although she is often considered a bold young actress, Sink happens to have her own issues and difficulties with intimacy. Thus, spilling the beans on her first kiss, the actress confessed how awkward it was, initially. Sink, who plays Max Mayfield in the Netflix hit series, pairs up with her co-star Caleb McLaughlin, who plays Lucas Sinclair. 

Sadie Sink as Max Mayfield in Stranger Thins (2017-).
Sadie Sink as Max Mayfield in Stranger Things

Reflecting upon the episodes when Max and Lucas started dating, Sadie Sink mentioned dreading the moment when the show-makers come up with a kissing scene. “We were both awkward, but it was also funny” Sink shared. Thus, eventually, when the two characters ended up having their first onscreen kiss, the actress recalled her experience, “It was nerve-wracking at the time, but I look back now and can laugh about it”. 

Actress Sadie Sink
Sink was awkward with her first kiss

Considering Sadie Sink and Caleb McLaughlin’s awkwardness with each other, the Duffer Brothers, joked in the aftershow Beyond Stranger Things about making the two share an unscripted kiss. Although fans got really upset and made a big deal out of it, the idea evidently worked and the two got rid of their awkwardness. Thus, trying to ease the controversies related to the unscripted kiss, Sink later mentioned, “I mean, of course, I was nervous…But I never objected to [it] or felt pushed into anything”.

Also read: “That’s not in the script. That’s not happening”: Sadie Sink Was Not Ready For Her First Kiss, Recalls Nerve Wracking Experience From Stranger Things

Sadie Sink’s Unscripted Kiss With Caleb McLaughlin

Realizing the importance of intimacy in the entertainment industry, Sadie Sink got over her awkwardness really quick and shared a kiss with Caleb McLaughlin at the school’s winter dance as Max and Lucas. Although Caleb McLaughlin, who is one of the top contenders to play Miles Morales in the Spiderman live-action film, didn’t comment on his first kiss with Sadie Sink, the actress sure spoke out loud.

Sadie Sink
Sadie Sink and Caleb McLaughlin as Max and Lucas

During a 2017 interview, Sadie Sink mentioned how it all happened, and how she wasn’t told the kiss was happening until she arrived on set. She mentioned how one of the crew said,

Ooh, Sadie, you ready for the kiss?” to which she went, “What! No! That’s not in the script…that’s not happening”.  

Sadie Sink
Sink and McLaughlin had an unscripted kiss

Discussing with The Wrap, Sink mentioned,

I always felt comfortable and the Duffer Brothers, they do the best job and always create a comfortable space. And if I felt uncomfortable with anything, I wouldn’t have done it.”

Repeatedly, trying to ease the controversy related to the unscripted kiss, Sadie Sink mentioned feeling so “stressed out” and “freaked” by a kiss, that the Duffer Brothers had to insist on it. 

Stranger Things, streaming only on Netflix. 

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Source: The Wrap

Written by Krittika Mukherjee

Finding her escapism in art and fiction, Krittika joined our team at FandomWire with a penchant for creativity. But when she's not working, this diehard Potterhead sets out to explore the world and learn new things.