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shouldComponentUpdate won’t be called

I want my Video component not to rerender by returning false in shouldComponentUpdate. However shouldComponentUpdate is not being called. And the component is being rerendered.

Expected behaviour: when clicking on the video (clickHandler), shouldComponent will be called and returns false.

Actual behaviour: when clicking on the video (clickHandler), the component rerenders and logs ‘render component’.

Below you can find my code:

class Video extends Component {
  shouldComponentUpdate() {
    console.log('shouldupdate video');

    return false;

  clickHandler = () => {
    if (this.props.controls) {

  render() {
    console.log('render component');

    return (
      <div className={s.container} onClick={this.clickHandler}>
        <video className={} ref={} autoPlay loop>
          <track kind="captions" />
          <source src={this.props.mp4} type="video/mp4" />
          {this.props.ogv && <source src={this.props.ogv} type="video/ogg" />}

shouldComponentUpdate won’t be called
shouldComponentUpdate won’t be called

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