Exclusive: Sadie Sink Is Winona Ryder’s Daughter In Beetlejuice 2

Stranger Things star Sadie sink will appear on Beetlejuice 2 as the daughter of Winona Ryder's Lydia Deetz.

By Nathan Kamal | Updated

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Sadie Sink has been cast in the upcoming Beetlejuice 2 and will be playing the daughter of returning star Winona Ryder. According to our trusted and proven sources, the actress and model will be one of the primary characters in the long-in-development sequel to Tim Burton’s 1988 comedy horror film, which is right in line with her career trajectory so far. There are not a lot of details about the plot of the sequel right now, but it is probably safe to say that Sadie Sink will be playing the target of Michael Keaton’s demonic interests in Beetlejuice 2.

Sadie Sink is most famous for her breakout role in the fourth season of the hit Netflix series Stranger Things, which was all the more remarkable for instantly becoming one of the most distinctive characters in an established ensemble. Since then, Sadie Sink has played a number of troubled, emotional teens in various projects, which gives Beetlejuice 2 an interesting option: have her play the opposite of Winona Ryder’s Lydia Deetz’s “strange and unusual” gothic teen from the original. 

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Thus far, Sadie Sink has demonstrated in Stranger Things, the acclaimed Brendan Fraser drama The Whale, the Netflix R.L. Stine adaptation Fear Street, and Dear Zoe that she can play moody, sarcastic teens with a hard edge and fondness for period music. If Sadie Sink were to appear in Beetlejuice 2 as a cheerful and sunny daughter to Winona Ryder with a fondness for her grandfather Jeffrey Jones’ Norman Rockwell vibes, it would both expand her range and set her as a contrast to her mother. 

While there is always a chance that returning director Tim Burton will default to his Hot Topic goth settings for Sadie Sink in Beetlejuice 2, it could be very fun for her character to be a chipper normcore type against her mother’s black lace veil of a personality. While their characters do not interact all that much, it is also kind of fun that both Sadie Sink and Winona Ryder are currently best known for starring in Stranger Things, making the movie another kind of reunion.

So far, it has been confirmed that Beetlejuice 2 will bring back director Tim Burton, Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder, and comedic national treasure Catherine O’Hara (who played Ryder’s art-obsessed mother Delia). Original star Geena Davis has expressed openness to joining the sequel as Barbara Maitland, and Burton favorite Johnny Depp has been rumored to appear in the movie, though that will likely depend on the current status of the rehabilitation of his tarnished reputation. Given the current state of his legal troubles, it feels unlikely that Alec Baldwin will be reprising the role of paternally-minded ghost/miniature hobbyist Adam Maitland.

Sadie Sink in Beetlejuice 2 opens a lot of possibilities for intergenerational tension and supernatural goings-on, and we are very much looking forward to it. Hopefully, the return of the ghost with the most will give her a chance to stretch her range a little bit.