Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard reveals he's been stalked by adult fans
"Suddenly, they were like, ‘Hey, dude, can we get a selfie?’ And I was like, ‘No you can’t have a selfie! How about don’t follow children?'” Wolfhard said about a scary incident when he was 13.
Life in the spotlight isn't always as glamorous as it seems, especially for child actors.
“When I was 13, some adults followed me back to my condo when I was shooting It," the actor told Mastermind magazine in a new interview. “Stranger Things had just come out, and I was by myself. As I walked faster, they walked faster, and I was getting a bit antsy by the time I got to the door. Suddenly, they were like, ‘Hey, dude, can we get a selfie?’ And I was like, ‘No you can’t have a selfie! How about don’t follow children?'”
In another incident, Wolfhard said, "I also had my taxi followed and, out of the taxi, the person continued to be pretty relentless.”
Wolfhard, who also plays in the band Calpurnia, said overeager fans have impacted concerts too, and he's had to "stop shows because people were getting crushed." He compared these situations to when fellow Canadian performer Ryan Reynolds nearly got crushed by a barricade in Brazil.
Earlier this month, his Stranger Thing costar Millie Bobby Brown reflected on turning 16 and dealing with "inappropriate comments" in the past. In an Instagram video, Brown shared headlines that scrutinized her body or criticized her for dressing too adult.
"The last few years haven't been easy, I'll admit that," the actress said. "There are moments I get frustrated from the inaccuracy, inappropriate comments, sexualization, and unnecessary insults that ultimately have resulted in pain and insecurity for me."
Fellow actors like Yara Shahidi and Brown's Stranger Things costar Noah Schnapp supported her in the comments, and she ended the post on a positive note, writing “I’ll always find a way to smile.”