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Stranger Things’ Finn Wolfhard explains how cast avoided typical child star pitfalls (Picture: Rex)

**Warning: This article contains spoilers for Stranger Things. Read at your own risk.**

Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard has opened up on how the cast managed to avoid the typical child star pitfalls.

The actor was just 13 years old when he joined the show, and now four years down the line, he’s reflected on growing up in the public eye.

When chatting with The Guardian, the now 17-year-old recalled how his co-stars were looked after on set.

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He said: ‘If I were in the same boat in, let’s say 1990, I think it would be different

‘But because there are so many rules to keep children safe now, you know? Ask my co-stars. None of us have ever been in the position where, like, we’re at an uncomfortable party being served drinks…’

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He was just 13 when he joined the cast (Picture: Netflix/Kobal/REX)

Finn then turned his attention to the rest of the industry, adding: ‘Don’t get me wrong, it happens. It depends on the person. But the environment I’ve grown up in has been very positive.’

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Millie Bobby Brown was 12 when she first got the call to be on the show, while Gaten Matarazzo and Caleb McLoughlan were 14.

Noah Schnapp was one of the youngest castmates, and was just 11 years old when the series began back in 2016.

While Finn has described his positive outlook on fame, Millie appears to have had a completely different experience, and recently took to Instagram where she spoke about being sexualised before the age of 16.

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Millie Bobby Brown hasn’t always had the best experience (Picture: Netflix)

‘I feel like change needs to happen for not only this generation but the next. Our world needs kindness and support in order for us children to grow and succeed,’ she wrote on her 16th birthday.

‘The last few years haven’t been easy, I’ll admit that.’

The Eleven star pressed: ‘There are moments I get frustrated from the inaccuracy, inappropriate comments, sexualisation, and unnecessary insults that ultimately have resulted in pain and insecurity for me.

‘But not ever will I be defeated. I’ll continue doing what I love and spreading the message in order to make change.

‘Let’s focus on what needs changing and I hope this video informs you on the things that go on behind the scenes of the headlines and flashing lights.

‘Don’t worry I’ll always find a way to smile… Leggo 16.’

Stranger Things is available to stream on Netflix.

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