Stranger Things star Sadie Sink says she “really didn’t like” skateboarding.

Sadie Sink has revealed that there was one key aspect she really didn’t like about her stranger things Character Max Mayfield.

In the hit Netflix series, Max is known for getting around on her trusty skateboard – a skill Sink had to learn before filming.

Appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! On Tuesday (November 6), the 20-year-old actor said the Duffy brothers (the creators of the series) sent a skateboard to her home the day after she landed the part.

Unfortunately, skating didn’t come naturally to Sink: “I had no idea how to do it. I really didn’t like it because I crashed pretty hard the first day and it just made the whole trip bad.”

The actress also revealed that she lied to the producers about knowing how to rollerblade. When asked if she told the Duffys she could skateboard, Sink replied, “No, but I said I had rollerblading experience, which is just a lie. And the two don’t go hand in hand, so I don’t know why I thought that was a good idea.”

Sink recently shared that she “begged” for the role of Max after the casting team thought she was too old to play the role – Sink was 14 when she was cast.

Sadie Sink as Max Mayfield in Stranger Things

(Courtesy of Netflix)

Sink also played a major role in the now-famous revival of Kate Bush’s 1985 hit “Running Up That Hill.”

Without spoilers to share, the 80’s anthem is Max’s favorite song on the show and plays a vital role in the plot.

The track topped the UK Singles Chart 37 years after its initial release, marking the longest time it has ever taken a song to reach No.1 in the UK. It was also Bush’s first ever song to reach the top 10 in the US.

According to the official charts, the song was streamed 86.6 million times between June and August, more than any other song.

The first four seasons of stranger things are now available on Netflix. Stranger Things star Sadie Sink says she “really didn’t like” skateboarding.


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