Sadie Sink talks about what it was like to kiss Caleb McLaughlin on ‘Stranger Things’ for the first time

Sadie Sink and co-star Caleb McLaughlin are good friends in real life and on set Stranger Things their chemistry makes them a very believable couple. But Sink admitted that this didn’t make their first on-screen kiss any less awkward, especially since it was her very first kiss.

“It was with Caleb McLaughlin, who plays Lucas,” Sink shared W Magazine of the milestone moment in a new interview. “We filmed. You can watch it on Netflix!”

She added: “We were both awkward, but it was also fun because all our friends were there and all these extras and lights and music. It was nerve-wracking at the time, but I look back now and laugh about it.”

The 20-year-old actress recently starred The whale opposite Brendan Fraser and starred in Taylor Swift’s short film and music video “All Too Well”. She told W Magazine that her first big break was actually on stage, not on camera.

“I was on Broadway,” she said. “I recorded Annie Annie. I can’t listen to any of the songs from that show anymore – they trigger something. I was 10 when I was cast Annie, and I was on the show for 18 months. You are getting too old – there is a specific height requirement for each orphan. When it was time to be measured, everyone was like, ‘Oh my god. I hope I don’t grow an inch.’”

Disturbingly, it’s not that unusual for a child actor to experience your first kiss for a role. Mila Kunis had her first kiss on the set of The 70s show with Ashton Kutcher, whom she eventually married. Selena Gomez has too said that she shared her first kiss with Dylan Sprouse while on the Disney series The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.

Aimée Lutkin is weekend editor at ELLE.com. Her writing has appeared in Jezebel, Glamour, Marie Claire and more. Her first book, The lone hunter, will be published by Dial Press in February 2022.

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