'Stranger Things' Star Gaten Matarazzo Beats Boredom in Computer Games' 'Lost Boys Life': Watch

 Gaten Matarazzo arrives to the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards
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 Gaten Matarazzo arrives to the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 8, 2017.

Gaten Matarazzo should be pretty pleased with himself right now. 

The cherubic actor starred in the Netflix supernatural hit Stranger Things, which is returning for a second season (and maybe more). The show did big things, taking out the Screen Actor's Guild Award for best ensemble drama and ruling the Internet as Matarazzo and the rest of its cast lit up the room and co-star Winona Ryder showed us her full range of faces.  

Matarazzo will also appear in Katy Perry’s basketball-themed “Swish Swish” video, which is due to fly any day now. And he’s landed the big role in the video for “Lost Boys Life,” from Darren Criss and Chuck Criss’ alt-pop band Computer Games.

Helmed by Mia Elan, the Computer Games clip follows Matarazzo as a conflicted lost kid finding his way through a regular (adult) existence. It all changes when a Flying V enters the scene. 

The Criss brothers were “huge fans” of Stranger Things, says Chuck, so tapping Matarazzo wasn’t a tough call. “The song shares many of the same 80's electronica influences that can be heard throughout the series," he explains.

Matarazzo caught up with Darren last year at the second annual Elsie Fest music festival, which the former Glee cast member co-created. “It was always going to be Gaten,” said Darren. “We wrote the entire treatment around him. Thank God he said yes, because otherwise it probably would have just been me, running around in a silly wig, trying to be Gaten.”  

“I had a blast performing with Darren at Elsie Fest last year,” said Matarazzo. “That was the first time we had ever met and instantly became buddies. When he sent me the treatment to Computer Games’ music video, I was like – rock on! I’m in!”

Watch the video below. 


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