Netflix’s young star, Millie Bobby Brown, might make it look easy but her character Eleven on Stranger Things doesn’t come without its challenges.
Netflix’s sci-fi drama Stranger Things put the shoot for season 4 on hold due to the global pandemic. The series ended on a memorable cliffhanger and now fans are waiting for another season. But Millie Bobby Brown, who portrayed the character of Eleven, revealed the challenges she faced, especially in season 3.
- Millie Bobby Brown on the hardest part about playing Eleven
- Why season 3 was “too raw and relatable” for Millie
- The similarity between Eleven and Brown
Millie Bobby Brown on the hardest part about playing Eleven
The actress opened up about how Eleven is different from any other role she played in the past. She said, “It was different from other roles because in those, I had to speak a lot. I had, like, paragraphs,” Brown said. “I had to play a man in one of my shows, and kill my mum in one of my shows, so it’s very weird the things I bump into. And in this show, I realized I didn’t have to speak with my mouth, I had to speak with my face”
Brown continued, “Instead of actually saying I’m angry, I’m sad, I’m confused, I had to do it with my face, and that was challenging. But I really enjoy playing a challenging role. I love playing Eleven”
Well, definitely, we all are witnesses of Brown’s hard work in the series. The young actress nailed it with her acting skills.
Why season 3 was “too raw and relatable” for Millie
Recently, Brown revealed that she found Stranger Things season 3 personally challenging. The 16-year-old actress said it was way challenging to channel her emotions that she never felt before.
“It was way more challenging for me to channel some emotions that I’ve never channeled before, regarding love and boyfriends and things like that. It couldn’t have come at a better time. I find it quite raw and relatable to my real life. I’m going through all that right now as a teenager. Having to do that on screen isn’t probably the easiest thing in the world. But I channel my awkwardness; I channel my vulnerability from my real life to the screen”
The similarity between Eleven and Brown
For an actor who has been playing a same role for a couple of years, it’s not surprising when they start living into that. So is Millie Bobby Brown. She said there is one similarity between her and Eleven, and that is the transition both are going through — from a child to a young adult.
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