The Interview: Bentley Williams from Stranger Things


Staff writer Rebekah Meloy sat down with Bentley Williams for one of our two Paper interviews this month.

Briefly describe yourself and what you do/did.

“I am ten years old, 4’5, and I dance, ballet and hip hop. I am an actor; I’ve been acting for five years now. I was eight when we filmed [Stranger Things]. I love animals!”

Best piece of advice you’ve received so far.

“To always be yourself.”

What is one of your favorite things about acting?

“I love how I can bring the character to life and build it. I love to meet new people and make new friends.”

Tell us one thing about yourself that few people know.

“I like creating storyboards. I love the edits and videos. I have visions of what I want in my head.”

What is one of your biggest dreams?

“To be a well-known actor. I want people to know my name for being a good actress. I want to win an award for acting.”

Your go-to-food.

“I love Nutella sandwiches!”

Favorite Movie.

“Togo, because it’s about a dog. I am a huge animal lover, so the storyline just stuck with me in my heart. I love all four legged friends.”

Your favorite song and why?

““Shake it Off” by Taylor Swift. I like it because it’s upbeat and I can dance to it.”

Name something you are extremely glad you did or accomplished.

“Dance. It has helped me with flexibility and being on stage.”

What advice do you have for other kids starting out in the acting industry?

“Find scripts online and practice with a friend. Feel it and try to memorize the lines to get into acting to see if you like it. If you do, talk about it to your guardian and then try to get classes and training. You can also start in theater.”

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