Finn Wolfhard REVEALS Fans Break 2 Meter Rule With Him: Not "Fantastic"
"It’s human. Even me, I’m guilty of it. I see celebrities and get awestruck and forget about everything else.” Finn Wolfhard says.
9 October 2021 by Fonticha Techamaneewat
On June 28, Stranger Things' Finn Wolfhard (Mike Wheeler) revealed that he had to learn "how to be bored" during lockdown as he was forced to take a step back from his busy life.
During an interview with the Guardian, Finn speaks out about his experience during lockdown.
"You feel, like, kind of cleansed. You feel 100% yourself. I’ve had to learn how to be bored.”
Finn also reveals that he's been speaking to his therapist online. His therapist referred to the pandemic as "The Great Pause", which was a great way to define Finn's time during this period as the quietness was a stark contrast to his previously hectic career.
After all, despite being only 18 years old, Finn has already been in several movies and series, including IT, Ghostbusters: Afterlife and Stranger Things. He also hosted shows and events, and lent his voice to animations such as The Addams Family and to audiobooks. This doesn't even include writing and performing music with his band, The Aubreys.
However, not all was well for Finn when he's out and about in public. Finn reveals how although he tries to abide by the 2-metre social distancing rule, he reveals that fans often forgets about it in their excitement when meeting him.
Finn points out that whilst it's not "fantastic", he understands why fans might forget to social distance themselves.
I “It’s like, if the world was ending and you saw Brad Pitt – and I’m not saying I’m Brad Pitt – but you would see him and you’d forget that the world was ending.
I "It’s human. Even me, I’m guilty of it. I see celebrities and get awestruck and forget about everything else.”
However, Finn labels the attention he gets as a celebrity as occasionally "off-putting", though he admits that it's part of his job.
I “Sure, sometimes it can be off-putting, but I love my job too much to be, like, ‘I’m through getting recognised, I don’t want photos!’
Finally, the interview asks Finn how he manages to stay grounded during his rise to fame. In response, Finn talks about how the entertainment industry has evolved in the past few decades and how there are now laws that are currently in place to keep young actors safe.
I “If I were in the same boat in, let’s say 1990, I think it would be different."
I "But because there are so many rules to keep children safe now, you know? Ask my co-stars. None of us have ever been in the position where, like, we’re at an uncomfortable party being served drinks… Don’t get me wrong, it happens."
Stranger Things season 4 has finished filming and is expected to release next year in 2022.
Fonticha Techamaneewat is a news writer at Exclusive Hollywood and is also responsible for researching and writing news articles. She also keeps track of the celebrities’ on our watchlist while monitoring their social media for any new updates.
Fun fact: Besides constantly being on Twitter and reading up on her favourite celebrities' newest tweets, she's busy rewatching Stranger Things and The Umbrella Academy.