Sadie Sink did not know Kate Bush’s music before she took on that incredible scene where her character Max Mayfield literally battled her demons in a recent episode of Stranger Things.
The first part of season four of Stranger Things was released earlier this month, with the remaining two episodes soon on their way.
But one moment in particular really captured the hearts of viewers, involving 20-year-old Sadie’s incredible character Max.
Episode four of the new season, titled Dear Billy, saw Max transported into the doom Upside Down villain Vecna, while at her step-brother Billy’s grave. Steve Harrington (Joe Keery), Lucas Sinclair (Caleb McLaughlin) and Dustin Henderson (Gaten Matarazzo) desperately tried to wake her up.
In the end, it was her favourite song Running Up That Hill that helped to save her from his clutches, after falling into a sinister trance.
The global love behind the scene has even propelled Kate back into the charts, with it expected she could grab the Number One spot this week in the UK.
However, Sadie has now revealed that while she didn’t have a clue who the 80s icon was before filming the emotional montage.
‘I did not know Kate Bush beforehand, but then I immediately skimmed through her work and then became increasingly more obsessed, and then I was listening to her all the time.
‘Knowing the emotional connection that [Max] has to that song, and how it’s kind of her anthem, played into it,’ she told Vanity Fair.
The actress has since lost count of the number of times she’s played the tune.
‘It’s something about the energy of the song, the synth and the lyrics and everything. It’s so perfect. They could not have picked a more perfect song,’ she
Before filming, Sadie spent a whole day blasting Kate through her headphones to see if she would ‘go insane.’
Luckily, she didn’t get bored of the tune, and added to the publication: ‘Honestly! It just brings up so many emotions, and it’s such an epic sequence, and I feel like it’ll always be tied to that moment.’
The inclusion of the song even caused notoriously private star, Kate, to make a rare public statement.
Kate shared: ‘You might’ve heard that the first part of the fantastic, gripping new series of Stranger Things has recently been released on Netflix,’ Bush wrote.
‘It features the song, Running Up That Hill which is being given a whole new lease of life by the young fans who love the show – I love it too!
‘Because of this. Running Up That Hill is charting around the world and has entered the UK chart at No. 8. It’s all really exciting!’
She added: ‘Thanks very much to everyone who has supported the song. I wait with bated breath for the rest of the series in July. Best wishes, Kate.’
Stranger Things can be streamed in full on Netflix now.