Millie Bobby Brown gave major insight into Eleven and her life before “Stranger Things” and it is fascinating
Millie Bobby Brown is a force to be reckoned with both onscreen and off. The incredibly talented young actress blew us away as Eleven in Netflix’s Stranger Things and has continued to wow us IRL ever since.
And hearing Millie Bobby Brown open up about Stranger Things in the online magazine Dazed makes us even more in awe of the young woman.
She talked about her life before and after becoming Eleven and every word is as interesting and delightful as Millie herself.
Oh, and she also looked stunning on the magazine’s cover because of course she did.
Despite the fact that her character is super complicated, the initial description she got of Eleven was surprisingly simple.
She said, "They didn’t tell me anything. They just said, ‘Your name is Eleven – relate yourself to ET.' That was it. I got the job the next day."
But when you’re as naturally gifted as Millie, that’s all the information you need to make a role iconic.
And, ICYMI, she happens to be friends with fellow young star Maddie Ziegler (the dancing prodigy from Sia’s music videos). Millie shared that Maddie actually gave her advice on how to handle her newfound fame.
"We just had a sleepover. It was funny, because she videotaped me and I was dancing around her room singing ‘The Greatest’ and she was like, ‘Millie, shh – stop it!’ because I tried to dance like her and I’m really not good."
Dancing with your bestie sounds like the most fun way to celebrate a major accomplishment – no matter what your age.
Despite the fact that she’s incredible at acting, she shared that her interest in it was almost accidental.
"I was bored one day, so my dad took me to this acting school. I liked it more than having fun – I liked it for an actual job," she said.
It’s crazy to think that something she’s legitimately amazing at was tried on a whim.
In the full interview, she talks about being inspired by and friends with Winona Ryder and her thoughts on who Eleven really is in the series.
Everything we learn about Millie Bobby Brown makes us seriously excited to see where this fascinating girl’s career may go.