'Stranger Things' star taken to hospital in a case of 'life imitating art'
Unless you have been living under a rock for the last few weeks, Stranger Things 2 is finally upon us. The show, which features a group of kids battling a monster that lives in a parallel universe, gripped the world when it first premiered in 2015 and it has since gone on to become one of the most talked about shows on the planet. Naturally, given the popularity of the show, the young cast of actors have become superstars overnight, and with that level of publicity, comes immense money and pressure.
Last week, amidst the long-running discussion regarding the gender pay gap in Hollywood, it was revealed how much the young cast of Stranger Things earn. While their salaries were a world apart from the likes of Mark Wahlberg, who still earns a staggering $42million more than the highest paid actress, Emma Stone, the kids aren't doing too bad at all.
All five of the cast earn around $30,000 per episode, with the show bucking the trend when it comes to pay, as all the characters receive the same amount regardless of gender. According to the Hollywood Reporter, female actress Millie Bobby earns the same amount as her four fellow lead male stars and despite seemingly playing the main character of the show, Finn Wolfhard (Mike), earns the same amount as his co-stars as well.
However, it's not all good news. It seems like the heavy workload has got to one of the actors, with Noah Schnapp being rushed to hospital and forced to pull out of public appearances due to what he has comically branded as "life imitating art".
The 13-year-old shared the worrying photo via Twitter, where he can be seen getting some rest in the hospital while hooked up to an IV drip after succumbing to sever batch of the flu. The Young actor apologised for not being able to make appearance on Good Morning America with his fellow castmates, but said it's "nothing serious".
"Hi GMA and ST fans! Sorry I am missing this! Life imitating art 😷 Nothin’ serious but bummed I won’t make it. Have fun tomorrow!" He tweeted along with the photo.
Noah followed the Tweet up, saying: "Thanks everyone for all the good wishes. Working hard, a bad flu, all ok now… back to my day life."
David Harbour, who plays Chief Jim Hopper in the series, was one of the first to respond to the image, writing: "Love ya kid. Feel better."
Gaten Matarazzo, who plays Dustin, also showed support for his co-star, tweeting: "Miss you buddy! Get better soon!!"
The rest of the cast including Millie Bobby Brown, Caleb McLaughlin, Gaten and Sadie Sink all appeared on the show.
It seems like the cast are just as close off the screen as they are on it, which is lovely to see. If you haven't watched series 2 yet, I suggest you do, as the spoilers are already beginning to appear pretty much everywhere.