What's In Max's Letter to Lucas? 'Stranger Things' Star Sadie Sink Responds

The 20-year-old opens up about what she thinks Max wrote in her letter to Lucas.

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Volume one of Stranger Things season 4 has been praised by fans for its much darker and matured edition of the sci-fi series. Many also raved about Sadie Sink’s performance on the show. The 20-year-old plays Max Mayfield on the show; Max and Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin) began dating each other at the end of season 2, but things didn’t work out after her brother Billy's death in season 3. In the latest season's fourth episode directed by Shawn Levy and titled "Dear Billy" she learns that Vecna is coming for her and she can’t do anything to defend herself. Vecna preys on teens’ trauma and torments them in their minds and ends up killing them.  Max writes letters for everyone in the group including Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown). She gives Lucas, Steve (Joe Keery), and Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo) the letters and tells them to open them when she is gone.



“To be in a position where her life is on the line, but to see her friends showing up for her and choosing to fight was a really powerful moment for her,” Sink told The Hollywood Reporter about one particular scene in the show where her friends play Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill,” finding the musical key to re-open a portal from Venca’s Mind Lair back to the real world. “The heart of the season and the entire show is based upon the idea that friendship is stronger than fear. That really comes to play in that moment for Max.” As for the letters, she can’t reveal what’s really in there. "I hope we get to read a few of them because, maybe this is just me, but I would love to see what Max has to say about people when she’s not worried about coming across as yucky and sentimental — her worst nightmare. What does she really think about these people? And, what is she dying to tell them that she can’t in person? I’ve definitely thought about it a lot. I have a pretty good idea of what she would say to a few key characters. I pretty much know everything she would say to Lucas. But I don’t know about the others. What does her letter to Steve say? I would love to crack open those letters eventually at some point in the series."


However, the actress does have an idea about what might be in the letter to her ex-boyfriend, Lucas. “With Max and Lucas, it’s so tricky because they both just really care about each other, but the love and care that Lucas has for Max terrify her, and the love and care that she has for Lucas terrifies her, so she would never say anything to that extent in person,” Sink said during the interview. She added, “So, I think throughout this letter, hypothetically, she would probably express some of that care and love that she has for him in a really genuine and vulnerable way. Or maybe she’s not letting go of her values even when she’s dead, and it’s just writing on paper.”