20 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets From Stranger Things
Gaten Matarazzo has a mild form of cleidocranial dysplasia so it was written into the script for his character.
This is another one of the Stranger Things secrets that demonstrates how the show and characters were adapted based on the actors and actresses cast in the roles. Gaten Matarazzo has a mild form of cleidocranial dysplasia (CCD). It is a rare bone disorder that typically affects the development of bones and teeth. The severity of the condition can vary and it is thought to affect one in one million kids worldwide. In Gaten’s case, he has no collarbones and he can make his shoulders touch in the front. It also impacts his teeth and how he talks. He explained to Self how his CCD had impacted previous auditions, but Stranger Things creators wanted to incorporate it in the show. You might remember the scene with the bullies.