See what the kids of Stranger Things look like now

These photos make us feel ancient.
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Want to feel old? Just take a look at a few photos of the Stranger Things cast today, the kids we knew and loved in 2016 are so grown up it’s crazy.

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The iconic Netflix show just released the first half of its fourth season and fans are losing their minds over how much the series’ child stars have matured.

From Millie Bobby Brown, who has turned into a young woman before our very eyes, to Finn Wolfhard, who just keeps getting taller, the young cast have gone through some major transformations.

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And if you thought it was obvious on the show, just wait until you compare these photos of the cast on their first red carpet and the most recent 2022 show premieres.

The kids are all grown up and we feel positively ancient. Keep scrolling to see why.

The Stranger Things cast: Then and now

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Millie Bobby Brown: 2016 – 2022

She rose to fame as Eleven in the show’s debut season and has become a star in her own right since then, especially on the red carpet.


Finn Wolfhard: 2016 – 2022

After melting our hearts as Mike Wheeler, Finn certainly grew into his angular features and lean frame.


Noah Schnapp: 2016 – 2022

Noah’s character Will Buyers has had a really rough time on the show, but Noah is looking as handsome as ever in real life.


Gaten Matarazzo: 2016 – 2022

Gaten – like his character Dustin Henderson – had an adorable charm as a kid and now embraces his quirky side.


Caleb McLaughlin: 2016 – 2022

As Lucas Sinclair, Caleb’s wardrobe is full of ’80s outfits, but in the real world this young man is a bit of a modern style icon.


Natalia Dyer: 2016 – 2022

Natalia plays Nancy Wheeler and rocks the ’80s hair and fashion in Stranger Things, but when the cameras aren’t rolling she’s something of an edgy fashionista.


Charlie Heaton: 2016 – 2022

On the show he’s Will’s big brother Jonathan Buyers, and in real life the similarities between Charlie and Noah are only getting more obvious.


Joe Keerey: 2016 – 2022

Joe has honestly stayed looking the same since he first appeared on the show as bully-turned-bestie Steve Harrington in 2016.


Sadie Sink: 2017 – 2022

She went from playing Max Mayfield on Stranger Things to starring in a Taylor Swift music video, so it’s no wonder Sadie has grown even more stylish in the last few years.


Dacre Montgomery: 2017 – 2022

Dacre sparked thirsty tweets everywhere as Billy Mayfield in the show’s second and third seasons and looking at these photos it’s easy to see why.


Winona Ryder: 2016 – 2022

Winona, who plays Will and Jonathan’s mum Joyce Buyers, is looking just as good in 2022 as she did when the show started.


David Harbour: 2016 – 2022

He plays the beloved Jim Hopper, a tired local cop, but in the real world David is a quirky father figure to the whole cast.

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