Stranger Things didn’t start airing until 2016 (yes, it’s been THAT long), but the first season was shot in 2015. Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Caleb McLaughlin, Gaten Matarazzo, and Noah Schnapp became overnight stars on Netflix when they were 12, 13, and 14. (So did Sadie Sink and Priah Ferguson, who joined the cast during the second season.) Before Stranger Things 4 came out. The model walked the red carpet at the New York City premiere to show how much they’ve changed in the last six years.
Mille Bobby Brown.
Since becoming the breakout star of season 1, Millie has had one of the most significant careers and undergone one of the biggest changes. Shortly after the first season of Stranger Things came out, Millie was nominated for two big awards for her role as Eleven at the Emmys and the SAG Awards.
In season 1, Will Byers was stuck in the Upside Down by himself for most of the time. In season 2, Noah Schnapp gave the best performance of his life.
Before being in Stranger Things, Gaten was a rising star on Broadway, but his role as Dustin Henderson took him to even greater heights. Dustin is no longer a little boy. Since the first season, Gaten has voiced Bubba in The Angry Birds Movie 2, appeared in Katy Perry’s “Swish, Swish” music video, and even hosted a series on Netflix called “Prank Encounters.”
Can you believe that Caleb McLaughlin, who played Lucas Sinclair on TV, will be 21 in 2022?! Seriously! Caleb has been in a few movies since Stranger Things came out. He was in Steven Soderbergh’s High Flying Bird with André Holland and Zazie Beetz. He was also in the Netflix movie Concrete Cowboy with Idris Elba.
Finn Wolfhard, who plays Mike on the show, was the first of the Stranger Things kids to get a significant movie role outside the display. He played Richie Tozier in IT in 2017 and played him again in the 2019 sequel. After that, he was in The Goldfinch with many famous actors, The Addams Family. Where he voiced Pugsley Addams and, most recently, Ghostbusters: Afterlife.
Since Sadie Sink was cast as Max Mayfield in Stranger Things 2, her popularity has gone through the roof. Before Stranger Things, Sadie was mostly known for her work on the stage. Now, Sadie is best known for playing Ziggy in the Fear Street trilogy on Netflix and in the horror movie Eli, in addition to her role as Max. Sadie was the main character in Taylor Swift’s short film All Too Well: The Short Film, which came out in 2021.
Priah Ferguson entered the cast of Stranger Things way back in season 2. She played Lucas’ little sister Erica Sinclair, a small but memorable role. Fans liked Erica so much that Priah’s position on the show was increased in season 3. The young actress was made a regular on the show before season 4.
Screaming! Crying! Throwing up! Look at them!
And here they are now!
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