Five things you need to know about Stranger Things star Sadie Sink who plays Mad Max
She started off with Broadway and soon picked up roles which were not only unconventional but strangely fitting for the red-headed girl
Netflix's 'Stranger Things' Season 3 is only a few months away and we cannot wait to see Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) and Max (Sadie Sink) spend their summer as teenagers. Although Max was introduced only in Season 2, she soon became a favorite character while Sink herself gained immense popularity for her red-headed badass girl role. Sink's Max is not just another foil character on the show, who is there to enhance Eleven's impact, instead, Max is a free spirit who actually adds her own touch to the already spectacular 'Stranger Things' show.
While Season 3 is set to see her embark upon a new adventure with the rest of the gang, here are the top five things we think you should know about Sadie Sink:
1. It all started with Broadway
The Texas-born actress was so obsessed with recreating Disney’s 'High School Musical' with her brother, Mitchell, when she was seven years old, her mother decided to send her off to acting classes in a community theatre, in nearby Houston. Soon, the little initiative turned into the wand of luck when Sink was taken for the role of Annie at the age of seven in Broadway's revival of the popular Harold Gray comic strip 'Little Orphan Annie', in 2012. In order to play the iconic character, Sink had to train herself vigorously in dance lessons and vocal training. The role, quiet expectedly, brought her into the immediate limelight.
2. Debut with 'The Americans'
While appearing on FX television network's 'The Americans', Sink realized that film is where she needed to be. As the little girl Lana on Season 1 Episode 8, titled 'Mutually Assured Destruction', Sink acted alongside the show's leads Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys. Although her role was brief, she managed to pull off perhaps her very first unconventional character who, at the little age of seven, was carrying a fully loaded gun around the house. Over the course of its run, the series was considered among the best of its era by critics, winning the TCA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Drama three times and the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Drama Series twice.
3. A hopeful American Odyssey
After her brief role in the much appreciated series, Sink bagged a recurring role on NBC's 'American Odyssey'. As the optimistic daughter of two of the show's main characters, Sergeant Odelle Ballard (Anna Friel ), a member of the US Army stationed in Mali working with Task Force 24, and Ron Ballard (Jim True-Frost ), she was the character who had appeared on almost every major episode as the 12-year-old Suzanne Ballard who was wrongly presumed dead. Although the show eventually got cancelled by NBC, it actually opened another door for Sink as she returned to Broadway to star alongside Helen Mirren in 'The Audience' in 2015.
4. Time to go Vegan
While on one hand, Mirren had pulled Sink to the red-carpet after her Broadway appearance, on the other hand, Woody Harrelson and his family influenced her to go vegan while filming for the movie, 'The Glass Castle' (2017). However, before this happened Sink had admitted in an interview that she was absolutely obsessed with "Chicken and waffles!". However, perhaps after spending time with Woody's daughter, Makani, as the two kids often had many sleepovers together. However, it was a difficult step as she confessed, "That was the one thing that was so hard for me when I first went vegetarian."
5. Enter Mad Max
The character of Max Mayfield, more commonly known as Mad Max, is Sink's most famous role ever. She is like a breath of fresh air among the adorable misfits, as she is one girl who is not there to impress boys. Although she does get sufficient attention, she is more interested in games, skate-boarding and other stuff which make her happy. Sink had explained in an interview, "I like how she's incredibly tough in terms of putting up with her brother and also very closed off, which was fun at the beginning," Sink says. "It made the moment when she opens up a little more special." Traumatised by her brother, Billy's (Darce Montogomery) torture, Max is a girl who fights her own battle and doesn't mind stealing a kiss from the boy she loves.
'Stranger Things' Season 3 returns on Netflix on July 4.