During an interview with Access Hollywood, Chase Stokes recalled why he blew his chance of acting in “Stranger Things” movie after his awful audition, where he forget all his lines.
Chase Stokes recalled that when he auditioned for the role of Steve Harrington in Stranger Things, he forgot all of the lines and “absolutely effed up the audition.” He added that he found himself “regretting every moment” of it afterward.
Joe Keery would get the role in the film while Chase Stokes would go home with the memories.
However, creators Matt and Ross Duffer found a place for him in one episode from the 2016 debut season as Reed, a high school kid who bullies Natalia Dyer’s Nancy Wheeler.
In 2020, Chase Stokes landed the lead role on Netflix’s hit series “Outer Banks.” Stokes plays the character of John B. Routledge, who leads a group of friends on an epic search to unearth secrets and treasures related to his father’s disappearance.
Stokes still gives kudos to the Duffer brothers and credits the opportunity to audition for Netflix executives – who were later involved in “Outer Banks” – as what helped launch his career.
“If it weren’t for the Duffers brothers, I wouldn’t be here”, he said.
Season 3 of “Outer Banks” premiered on Thursday.