Matthew Modine: Playing Dr. Brenner On 'Stranger Things' Made Him 'Sick To My Stomach'

Actor Matthew Modine is reaching a new generation of fans as the evil Dr. Martin Brenner in the Netflix Inc (NASDAQ: NFLX ) series “Stranger Things.” And while viewers look upon the character as the man they love to hate, Modine confessed that Brenner inspired nothing but disgust in him. What Happened: In an interview with Men's Health , Modine acknowledged finding no common ground with his creation. “It made me sick to my stomach, especially during the scene when I tortured him for having harmed Eleven,” he recalled. “It was very upsetting. It makes me sick to my stomach. I have a hard time separating, and I don’t like it.” Modine added that getting into the character was a physical and emotional ordeal. “Your body doesn’t know it’s acting,” he continued. “Even though I’m memorizing lines and I understand the physical aspects of acting, you put ... Full story available on