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'Stranger Things' Star Finn Wolfhard Opens Up on Being Stalked at Age 13

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Finn Wolfhard from 'Stranger Things' talks being stalked at the age of 13 by adults | Leon Bennett/Getty Images

Finn Wolfhard is no stranger to creepy happenings, but he prefers to keep them on screen.

According to Page Six, the Stranger Things star is opening up about being stalked by his fans and how it makes him feel. For starters, he's definitely not a fan of it. He recalled to Mastermind Magazine:

“When I was 13, some adults followed me back to my condo when I was shooting It. Stranger Things had just come out, and I was by myself. As I walked faster, they walked faster, and I was getting a bit antsy by the time I got to the door. Suddenly, they were like, ‘Hey, dude, can we get a selfie?’ And I was like, ‘No you can’t have a selfie! How about don’t follow children?'”

Finn, now 17, also shared the various tactics he's tried over the years to avoid these creepy encounters. “I also had my taxi followed and, out of the taxi, the person continued to be pretty relentless," he said.

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The more famous he becomes, the more the fans seem to get carried away, and it's not just fans of the Netflix series. The stalking extends to his music career. Finn explained, “I’ve had to stop shows because people were getting crushed, and Ryan Reynolds almost got injured in Brazil when he went to the barricade. It was lucky that the hundred people who fell over it weren’t hurt.” 

"Lucky" is an understatement. Do better, people! This is still a child actor.