Finn Wolfhard plays one of the starring roles in the Netflix original, Stranger Things. As it turns out, he very nearly didn’t even audition.
In a recent interview, Wolfhard revealed that he came very close to quitting acting prior to the show. He also confessed that he had no idea just how big the show would become when he initially signed up.
“We just thought we were filming this secret thing that no one knew about. Which we were. No one knew what we were doing. Netflix was kind of hands-off. We thought maybe it would become a cult classic, and we’ll come back to it in 30 years and be really proud of doing it,” Wolfhard told The Observer.
Elsewhere in the interview, the 17-year-old actor confessed that he nearly gave up his acting career when he lost a role in an unnamed film. This was prior to Stranger Things and Wolfhard very nearly decided not to send off his audition tape.
He revealed that at the time, he was “sick in bed and almost considering not even acting”.
You can watch seasons 1-3 of Stranger Things on Netflix now.