Sadie Sink Proves She's the Queen of Tomboy Charm in 'Fear Street … Sat, 10 Jul 2021 01:00:00 +0100-Sadie Sink talks the "Fear Street" trilogy, filming season four of "Stranger Things" in Atlanta, what's next for Max, and what she uses on her gorgeous red hair.
When Sadie Sink calls me from
Hawkins, Indiana Atlanta on a recent summer afternoon, it's evident right away what she's up to. “We're currently still in production,” the 19-year-old confirms of the much-anticipated Stranger Things season four. “There’s really not much I can say after everything that happened in season three, but you’ll see Max in a very different place.” Whether that means we'll see Max in a different place geographically or mentally (or perhaps both), we don't know. But two years since ST3 launched, Sink is just as excited as anyone to “get it out there for everyone to see.” (TBD on when that might be….)
In the meantime, you can watch Sink in another period thriller on Netflix: the three-part movie event Fear Street Trilogy. Taking place first in 1994, the films are based on R.L. Stine's best-selling horror series and focuses on a group of teens who discover the events that have haunted their town for generations may all be connected. Part two, set in 1978, features Sink in the lead as Vicki, a very aloof, misunderstood camper. Part three, which also stars Sink, will drop on July 16.
“The idea of shooting the films back-to-back and seeing them over the span of one summer was really interesting and exciting for me,” Sink says. And while one would assume she is a big fan of the scary movie/TV series genre, the actor tells me that's not necessarily the case. “Honestly, I don't gravitate toward watching horror films or scary TV shows, but I love being a part of them and making them,” she tells Glamour. “I just love doing the stunt work and being covered in blood. It's so exciting to me.”
Sink is also a fan of the retro styles, which she's gotten to experience plenty of thanks to ’80s-set Stranger Things and now Fear Street. “I like ’70s fashion a bit more than ’80s fashion,” she says, “but I find that when I’m playing these roles, I gravitate toward the period-appropriate fashion whenever I’m shopping for my personal life. It definitely makes an impact on what my closet looks like.”
Speaking of her closet, it was the perfect opportunity to segue into Glamour's latest edition of Your Fave's Faves, where we had Sink fill us in on the items that mean the most to her. From sneakers to skin care, there's something for everyone.
The comfiest sweatshirt I can’t stop wearing
I’m living in this Acne Studios sweatshirt that’s a gray cotton sweatshirt. It’s getting a little too hot outside to actually wear out, but it’s perfect for inside the house. I’ve worn it out at this point.
My favorite item in my closet
I have a lot of favorites, but I wear white sneakers with pretty much everything. My current favorite pair are these Stella McCartney Stan Smiths. They’re great, and I wear them with everything. At this point I'll have to relearn how to wear heels. Maybe I'll refuse to wear heels from here on out.
My red-carpet look that I love the most
My first time attending the Golden Globes, I wore a custom Miu Miu dress. It was my first big awards show, so it really meant a lot to me. I’d also never worn that much jewelry in my life, so I really felt like a princess that night. It was also just so special because that was the year everyone wore black in recognition of the Time's Up movement, so it was a really nice way of contributing and making a statement with fashion, while also being one of my favorite looks.
My favorite hair-smoothing shampoo and conditioner
I just switched to Fable & Mane shampoo and conditioner, which smells so good and keeps my hair really smooth. I only wash it maybe two times a week, which I think is also kind of important. These are my favorite products to use. It keeps my hair manageable and calms any frizz that I have going on, which is a constant battle here in Atlanta.
The skin-care products I can’t live without
I’m a skin-care junkie, so I’m constantly switching out products and trying new things, but there are three staples in my routine, starting with True Botanicals Vitamin C booster powder, which you just mix with water or your serum. I’ll put that on my face in the morning and I feel like I see instant results in terms of my skin’s brightness. The serum I mix it with is the Youth Dew serum from May Lindstrom. And then I like the Blue Cocoon facial oil balm, which is also from May Lindstrom. I started using May Lindstrom’s products last winter because it helps with dryness. It works really well for my skin and feels and smells incredible.
The sunscreens I swear by
Any time I’m at the beach or the pool or the lake, I’m always in the water acting like a five-year-old. I’m such a water bug. I bring a pair of goggles with me because I’m that 19-year-old in the pool, with goggles on, asking people if they want to race and have a handstand competition. I always wear sunscreen, SPF30 and above. I really like Sun Bum or Beautycounter. They have really good sunscreens.
My go-to snack on set
I love apples, especially Fuji apples! That’s what I’ll have on set with me. Or veggies and hummus. I’m not really a big chip person.
What I’m reading right now
In my book club, we're reading Luster by Raven Leilani, which I'm almost done with, and I do like it. It’s a good beach read even though I’m not on the beach; I’m just in my trailer, but it’s nice. And I'm going to reread Normal People because I think it's the perfect summer book.
The last movie I loved
I watched Luca about two nights ago and thought it was so beautiful, so cute. I’m a sucker for a good Pixar movie. Me and my brother and my little sister always watched them together. I also recently watched Portrait of a Lady on Fire, which was really, really beautiful. I’d love to do a period piece like that one day. I’ve conquered the ’70s and the ’80s and I guess also the 1600s for the third Fear Street movie, but I’d love to do another period piece like that.
The TV shows that bring me the most comfort
I have a lot of comfort TV shows that I love. When I get home from set, it’s the first thing I’ll put on. I love Modern Family or Schitt’s Creek. Recently I’ve been rewatching The Comeback with Lisa Kudrow, which was a great decision because it’s so good. She's so funny.
Jessica Radloff is the Glamour West Coast editor. You can follow her on Instagram @jessicaradloff14.
Sadie Sink Just Gave Us an Update on 'Stranger Things' Season Four Sat, 10 Jul 2021 01:00:00 +0100-Sadie Sink's scenes in Fear Street Part 2: 1978 on Netflix prove that the Stranger Things actor is the queen of tomboy charm.
When Sadie Sink first appeared in Netflix’s Stranger Things Season 2, it was immediately obvious that she was the perfect actor to play Maxine “Max” Mayfield. Max was the cool tomboy skater who had the highest score on Dig Dug, and Sink, with her vibrant red hair and permanent scowl, embodied her tough girl attitude perfectly. In the next season, Sink’s rapport with star Millie Bobby Brown became one of the highlights of the season, as Max and Eleven bonded over how dumb boys can be. And while Stranger Things fans are still waiting for Season 4—likely releasing in early 2022—at least Netflix subscribers can catch Sink doing her tough girl tomboy thing—and doing it very well—in Fear Street Part 2: 1978.
The second installment in Netflix’s horror movie trilogy, which is loosely based on the R.L. Stine book series of the same name, stars Sink as a teenager named Ziggy Berman, who is attending summer camp with her sister, Cindy (Emily Rudd) in the year 1978. Ziggy and Sam hail from the town of Shadyside, which, if you saw the first Fear Street movie, you know is a struggling, downtrodden city where it’s not out of the ordinary for people to go on murderous rampages. While Cindy is a goody-two-shoes who thinks she can escape Shadyside by following the rules and dating a model boy from the affluent rival town of Sunnyvale, Ziggy has resigned herself to being stuck in Shadyside forever. As a result, she’s angry, bitter, and acts out by doing things like setting the camp flag on fire and graffiti-ing the outhouse stalls.
In many ways, Ziggy from Fear Street feels like a side-quest story for Max from Stranger Things—that time Max Mayfield was born 10 years earlier, got sent to summer camp, and also had an older sister. Like Max, Ziggy comes from a broken family and doesn’t hesitate to tell everyone she doesn’t agree with where to shove it. But unlike Stranger Things, Fear Street is rated R, meaning Sink, who is 19, can actually swear. (It’s also very violent and bloody, so do keep that in mind if you’re only watching the horror movie for Sink.)
In fact, swearing is the first thing we hear from Ziggy in her first scene in the film—chanting “shit” over and over again as she runs from the mean girl at camp from whom she stole. From there, it’s a never-ending stream of four-letter words; and honestly, it’s delightful. You can see why Ziggy feels the situation in the opening scene calls for harsh language. The kids are quite literally prepared to burn her at the stake—they have her tied up and everything—before she’s rescued by the dashing Nick Goode (Ted Sutherland), the son of the Sunnyvale police sheriff.
It’s her scenes with Sutherland where Sink’s unsentimental charm shines through the brightest. Ziggy refuses to be grateful for the rescue, opting to flip Nick off instead. “How can I ever repay you?” she asks Nick, her voice dripping with sarcasm. “Oh, I know, I’ll just bat my eyes at you, like all the other dumb ass girls!”
It’s a testament to Sink’s abilities that Ziggy’s “not like the other girls” character trait, while perhaps overused, comes off as utterly believable in her hands. It helps that the script is flipped on the trope; the story is Ziggy’s to tell, not Nick’s. And Ziggy is begrudgingly intrigued by Nick—a supposed good boy expected to follow in his father’s footsteps—when he reveals he reads Stephen King and comes up with a devious plot to get back at Ziggy’s bully. Not only does Sink nail the dry, sardonic banter thing with Sutherland, she also expertly peels back Ziggy’s layers. In the rare moments when Ziggy is vulnerable—nervously asking the boy she likes if he likes her too, or the terrifying moment when she realizes her sister is missing—Sink doesn’t need tears or a big speech to tug on your heartstrings. All she needs is a look.
By the time you get to the end of Fear Street Part 2, you’ll be sad that your time with Ziggy Berman has come to an end. The good news is that Sink is set to reprise the character, at least briefly, in Fear Street Part 3: 1666, which is coming to Netflix on July 16. And while we still don’t have a release date for Stranger Things Season 4, at least we still get to see Sink play a charming tomboy somewhere. Maybe next Netflix can cast Sink as a charming tomboy as the lead in her own TV show. I’m just throwing it out there!
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– July 10, 2021
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