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Charli D'Amelio botches Stranger Things reenactment with Noah Schnapp

by Virginia Glaze

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Charli D’Amelio is TikTok’s most popular content creator, due in part to her experience in competitive dance — but her acting skills could use some help, as seen during her collaboration with Stranger Things’ Noah Schnapp.

Actor Noah Schnapp is best known for his role as Stranger Things’ Will Byers, who — spoiler alert — was stuck inside the Upside Down during the Netflix show’s first season, later using his connection to the alternate dimension to save the day as the series continued.

The 15-year-old star has grown up on camera, and much like D’Amelio, found fame at a very young age, with the two celebrities coming together for a surprise collaboration at the end of March.

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Stranger Things' Noah Schnapp collaborated with TikTok star Charli D'Amelio for an impromptu acting class.

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D’Amelio used her choreography skills to teach Schnapp a few moves, which they broke down in her hometown dance studio.

Schnapp returned the favor by giving the TikTok star an acting class, which took a hilariously unexpected turn.

For his impromptu session, Noah tasked Charli with recreating a scene from Stranger Things season one, which shows character Joyce Byers losing her wits as she hears Will’s breathing over the phone, desperately hoping her son is alive and safe.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFMigDikzTs

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“It’s perfect,” Schnapp said of the scene.

“What do you mean it’s perfect?” she shot back. “It’s hard!”

“You just have to like, cry and freak out,” he explained. “You’re basically talking to me. Just pretend I’m on the other end of the phone.”

Charli D\'Amelio, YouTube
Schnapp coached D'Amelio through one of Stranger Things' more emotional scenes - which the TikTok star was understandably intimidated by.

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Considering the high emotional intensity of Winona Ryder’s character, D’Amelio did her best to replicate her fear and desperation — but ended up being a little too over the top, breaking out into laughter after throwing her phone across the room.

“I think, soon, we will definitely be casting you on Stranger Things,” Schnapp joked after “wrapping” the scene. “I think you should check your emails, in case you get an email from the director.”

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This isn’t the TikToker superstar's first stint in the acting world, either; she also admitted to doing a bit of voice acting for a movie during her collab with James Charles.

While there’s no telling if the silver screen is in Charli’s future, she’s definitely got some chops, according to Schnapp — but we can’t say if she’ll make an appearance in season four, just yet.