At the age of 16, Gaten Matarazzo has managed to create a huge impact with his stunning performance in Stranger Things. The teenager seems to love the success coming his way, but he also agrees with the fact that with fame comes more responsibilities. Back in 2016, when Matarazzo was just 13 years old, he began his journey as Dustin Henderson in the sci-fi horror show.
Looking back at the journey, the actor said – “We really did not expect that our show will be so big and we will become a sensation overnight. It came as a surprise to us. I was not ready for such fame. Everything happened on its own. I was not used to constant media glare and people's attention... I gradually adapted to it. I feel with fame comes more responsibilities. The show rushed us into spotlight very quickly. I am thankful to God for giving me such good opportunities in life. I will always try to create positive impact through my work.”
With time, Stranger Things has grown big as a show, and so have its actors and their acting skills. "I have evolved as an actor. With each season, I have learned something new about acting. It was a memorable experience working with such inspiring actors. In season three, people will witness a lot of changes in not just our personality, but also in our acting," said Matarazzo. The 16-year-old has also learned how to deal with criticism that comes his way and here’s how he does it – “Criticism is very important for an actor. It pushes you to do a better job.”
Gaten Matarazzo will next be seen in Prank Encounters, in which he will be seen as a host. - IANS