Gaten Matarazzo has starred on Netflix’s Stranger Things since the 2016 premiere of the sci-fi series. And with the show slated to come to an end with the upcoming fifth season, Matarazzo is admitting he’s rather excited to wrap things up.
Matarazzo, now 20, stars as Dustin Henderson in the series science-fiction-horror drama. And while he’s incredibly grateful to have been a part of such a massively popular show, he’s eager to move onto the next phase of his career.
“I am excited to wrap it up,” Matarazzo says in a recent interview with Radio Times Magazine. “Don’t get me wrong, It’s been the best thing I’ve ever done in my life. But a part of me is excited to see what it might be like to look at it through the rear-view mirror.”
Gaten Matarazzo Is Excited for His Career Post-Stranger Things
Currently, Matarazzo is lending his voice to the character of Boris in Netflix’s upcoming animated project My Father’s Dragon. Also lending their voices to the project are Judy Greer, Jacob Tremblay, Adam Brody, and Leighton Meester. And being able to work alongside other actors is a large part of what Matarazzo is looking forward to after Stranger Things Season 5.
“I’m intrigued to see what comes next acting-wise, but more so with just me personally, to see how I’m going to go step by step aftewards – of course, missing Millie [Bobby Brown], Finn [Wolfhard], Noah [Schnapp], Caleb [McLaughlin], Sadie [Max], everyone that’s been a part of it.” Matarazzo also notes.
“But being able to do new stuff, and meet new people like this pretty rad dude, Jacob.” he adds.
Matarazzo also states that he doesn’t mind being “pigeonholed” as Dustin, as he knows his career wouldn’t be where it is now without the cultural phenomenon that Stranger Things has been.
“I hear a lot of people complain about that, as if they don’t want to be pigeonholed or bogged down by one project,” Matarazzo states. “But I can’t be more grateful for it.”
“I probably wouldn’t be doing this film or most of what I do without ‘Stranger Things’.” he adds.
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