Gaten Matarazzo Doesn't Mind Being 'Pigeonholed' Into 'Stranger Things' Role

The Dustin Henderson depicter has no complaint about the possibility of being 'pigeonholed' into his TV role as he credits the hit Netflix series with his career.

AceShowbiz - Gaten Matarazzo is thrilled for "Stranger Things" to end. While he's grateful to be part of such a cultural phenomenon, the 20-year-old actor - who has starred as Dustin Henderson in the hit Netflix science-fiction-horror drama series since 2016 - is keen to land his next acting gig and see where his life goes next.

"I am excited to wrap it up. 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," he said when speaking to Radio Times magazine about the show ending after five seasons.

Gaten stars alongside Jacob Tremblay in "My Father's Dragon" and can't wait to work with more new people. He added, "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. But being able to do new stuff, and meet new people like this pretty rad dude, Jacob."

And Gaten doesn't mind being "pigeonholed" because he wouldn't be where he is without playing Dustin. He said, "I hear a lot of people complain about that, as if they don't want to be pigeonholed or bogged down by one project. 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.' "

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