Stranger Things star Caleb McLaughlin discusses his acting career

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‘Sometimes I wonder,’ Do I like acting? Stranger Things star Caleb McLaughlin admits the new movie Concrete Cowboy has boosted his interest in his career.

He is known for his role as Lucas Sinclair in Stranger Things.

But Caleb McLaughlin has said it was his new Netflix movie Concrete Cowboy that fueled his interest in acting, saying it showed him how serious he was about the profession.

The actor, 19, spoke candidly with MR PORTER on Thursday, reflecting on both his hit TV show and movie, in which he stars alongside Idris Elba.

‘Sometimes I wonder,’ Do I like acting? ” Stranger Things ” Caleb McLaughlin admitted that the movie Concrete Cowboy has boosted his interest in his career in an interview on Thursday

Caleb plays Cole in Concrete Cowboy, a rebellious teen who struggles with his relationship with his father (Elba) and becomes part of a Philadelphia black cowboy community.

About the role he told the publication: ‘This is the role I was looking for, it increases my reach as an actor. This is what I do. I got Stranger Things and it’s a great show and I got that big break.

‘But I didn’t act because I wanted to be famous and famous. It’s what I like to do. I think this movie shows my love for it and shows people that I am serious.

‘It also showed me that I really love it. Sometimes I’m like, “Do I like acting?” And yes, I do. This is where I want to be. This is what I was born for. ‘

Drama: Caleb plays Cole in the movie, a rebellious teen who struggles with his relationship with his father (Idris Elba) and becomes part of a Philadelphia black cowboy community

Drama: Caleb plays Cole in the movie, a rebellious teen who struggles with his relationship with his father (Idris Elba) and becomes part of a Philadelphia black cowboy community

Candid: Caleb said of the movie, “I think this movie shows my love for it and shows people that I'm serious.  'It also showed me that I really love it.  Sometimes I'm like,

Candid: Caleb said of the movie, “I think this movie shows my love for it and shows people that I’m serious. ‘It also showed me that I really love it. Sometimes I’m like, “Do I like acting?”

Passionate: Despite his reservations, Caleb said being on set 'where I want to be' and being an actor is 'what I was born for'

Grateful: 'This is the role I was looking for, it broadens my reach as an actor.  This is what I do, ”Caleb said of Concrete Cowboy

Passionate: Despite his reservations, Caleb said being on set ‘where I want to be’ and being an actor is ‘what I was born for’

Caleb continued, “Honestly, when I started filming, I forgot I was in Stranger Things. It didn’t matter what I did before. I just threw myself in. ‘

The actor added that he initially struggled to make contact with his character due to his estrangement from his father, something he has not experienced.

“My father has always been there for me,” Caleb admits. Then I remembered stories my dad told me about how his dad wasn’t there for him and how he cried when he told me. I brought that emotion with me to work. ‘

Thoughts: Caleb plays Lucas in Stranger Things and said of this show, 'It's this great show and I got that big break.  But I didn't act because I wanted to be famous and a celebrity '

Thoughts: Caleb plays Lucas in Stranger Things and said of this show, ‘It’s this great show and I got that big break. But I didn’t act because I wanted to be famous and a celebrity ‘

Ready to go: On filming Concrete Cowboy, Caleb went on, “Honestly, when I started filming, I forgot I was in Stranger Things.  It didn't matter what I did before.  I just threw myself in '

Ready to go: On filming Concrete Cowboy, Caleb went on, “Honestly, when I started filming, I forgot I was in Stranger Things. It didn’t matter what I did before. I just threw myself in ‘

Reflective: The actor added that he initially struggled to connect with his character due to his estrangement from his father, something he has not experienced

Reflective: The actor added that he initially struggled to connect with his character due to his estrangement from his father, something he has not experienced

He went on to explain that it was his family who first suggested that he become an actor and their support has been of great importance to him, as Caleb told the publication, ‘My sister wanted me to do it.

“My parents never told me there was nothing I could do, I remember watching superhero movies and saying,” I wish I had super powers. ” And my daddy said, “Yes, sir. You just have to find them.” ‘

Caleb is currently busy with the fourth season of Stranger Things, which is being filmed after production was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Read the full interview at www.mrporter.com

Family: In preparation for the role he added, 'I remembered stories my dad told me about how his dad wasn't there for him ... I took that emotion and brought it to work'

Support: Caleb admitted his `` dad was always there for me, '' saying it was his sister who suggested he take up acting in the first place

Family: In preparation for the role he added, ‘I remembered stories my dad told me about how his dad wasn’t there for him … I took that emotion and brought it to work’

Busy schedule: Caleb is currently busy with the fourth season of Stranger Things, which is being filmed after production was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic

Busy schedule: Caleb is currently busy with the fourth season of Stranger Things, which is being filmed after production was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic

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