Karen Belz
November 07, 2017 8:09 am

There’s a good chance that your childhood didn’t include a massive fanbase. For those who grow up in front of a camera, there’s a lot of pressure to be “on” at all times, which is why we’re glad that Sophie Turner defended the young Stranger Things cast through a series of tweets.

Turner, who was just a teenager when she got her start on Game of Thrones, thinks it’s ridiculous that the child stars of Stranger Things have been dealing with paparazzi. Just a few days ago, actor Finn Wolfhard made headlines for not greeting fans who were waiting outside of the his New York City hotel. One fan in particular posted a video of Wolfhard with a caption reading “Imagine being 14 and heartless that you can’t even stop for your fans who made you famous in the first place! WOW,” which got people talking. Not only did Shannon Purser, who portrayed Barb during the show’s first season, defend Wolfhard’s character, but she made it clear that “no actor is under any obligation to stop for anyone.”

In Turner’s tweets, she tried to remind people that at the end of the day, Wolfhard and his castmates are still very young.

While fans may feel like they know him as Mike from Stranger Things, he’s still just a child.

Turner makes an incredible point. Just because Wolfhard is an actor, that doesn’t mean that he’s required to greet every fan — especially since he’s a minor and needs breaks just like everyone else.

Similarly, in Purser’s tweets, she made sure to mention that as an adult, she wouldn’t be able to handle the amount of pressure that Wolfhard and the rest of the young cast go through, noting “I can’t imagine being inundated with all this attention at his age. It’s intimidating.”

Even though fans are still quite excited about the second season of Stranger Things, these powerful tweets will remind them that at the end of the day, the cast is trying to balance childhood with the pressures of a full career. We hope they get the privacy they deserve.

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