‘Fear Street’ Star Sadie Sink Watches This Popular Series When Filming Gets ‘Overwhelming’
Netflix’s Fear Street trilogy has drawn in horror enthusiasts and casual viewers alike, offering them slasher films reminiscent of classics like Scream and Friday the 13th. Fear Street Part 2: 1978, the second installment in the series, brought fans to Camp Nightwing, where Ziggy Berman (Sadie Sink) became wrapped up in a massacre of supernatural origins. Previously known for her role as Max in Stranger Things, Sink proved a standout star in the sequel.
With Stranger Things and Fear Street under her belt, it’s clear Sink has a knack for horror. Of course, the genre comes with its own challenges — one of them being the dark subject matter. Luckily, Sink still has fun with filming — and when things get exhausting, she’s got a hack for that, too.
Sadie Sink had ‘fun’ working on Netflix’s slasher trilogy, but also found it ‘really intense’
Sink reflected on her work on Fear Street Part 2: 1978 during an interview with Glamour. For the most part, the actor seemed grateful for the opportunity to work on the film, but she did admit that certain scenes required a lot of energy. Given how frequently Ziggy comes face-to-face with death over the movie’s almost two-hour run, that’s probably to be expected.
“I had the most fun filming these movies but there were a lot of scenes where things got really intense and it was late at night,” Sink explained. “The biggest moment was one of those final scenes, where ‘bad things are happening.’ I was all bloody, I was laying in the grass, it was like 3:00 a.m., and I just thought, ‘These are not good circumstances! I feel very physically uncomfortable, but I am having the best time ever! I feel gross and disgusting, but I could not be having more fun.’”
Covered in blood and running around, feeling discomfort on the set of a horror movie is par for the course. It’s lucky that Sink most enjoys all that goes into the horror genre. Of course, that doesn’t mean self-care wasn’t a requirement while bringing Fear Street to life.
How did the ‘Fear Street’ star cope with filming ‘intense’ scenes?
Although Sink had a blast filming Fear Street Part 2: 1978, she did find herself getting “overwhelmed” at times. Fortunately, she came up with a number of ways to embrace self-care, including watching a popular television series that swept 2020’s awards seasons. That’s right, Schitt’s Creek became part of the actor’s routine when working on the slasher movie.
“When things get really intense and overwhelming on set, massages are great, calling my mom is great or just like watching Schitt’s Creek at the end of the day — that’s great!” Sink told Glamour. “It’s really important to take a breath and calm down, especially when you’re putting yourself in the elements with shows like Stranger Things and with movies like Fear Street, it gets really intense.”
The upbeat comedy about a wealthy family that’s forced into a motel after they go broke does sound like an ideal way to find some levity. It certainly seems to have worked for Sink, anyway.
Is Sadie Sink in ‘Fear Street Part 3: 1666’?
The end product of Sink’s “intense” work on Fear Street Part 2: 1978 is currently available to watch on Netflix, but viewers haven’t seen the last of her. The actor will appear in the conclusion to the trilogy, Fear Street Part 3: 1666, on July 16, 2021.
This time, Sink will portray Constance, one of the many characters to appear in the Shadyside Witch’s origin story. It’s unclear how much screen time she’ll get, or whether her character plays a large role in Sarah Fier’s backstory. Either way, fans will get to enjoy another performance from the up-and-coming star.