Millie Bobby Brown is 11

Five Stranger Things To Know About the actor

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BY: Zak Wojnar

Nearly the entire cast of Netflix‘s Stranger Things are adorable young kids, but everybody is talking about Millie Bobby Brown, the 13-year-old British actor who plays Eleven on the hit show.

We’ve all fallen in love with the strangely intense Elle because of her unique blend of innocence, no-nonsense determination, and the ability to kill people with her mind powers. We wish we could do that! But it’s the talented young actor who brings Eleven to life and why we are obsessed. Here are 5 things you may not have known about Millie Bobby Brown.

5. She Had Her First Kiss On TV
The first season finale of Stranger Things ended with a dramatic teen kiss between Eleven and Mike (Finn Wolfhard). In an interview with Variety, Millie admitted that it was her first-ever kiss. While Finn claimed otherwise, Millie wasn’t buying it: “I definitely think I was (his first kiss). I think he was just trying to be cool.”

4. She’s Going To Be In Godzilla
While she’s become a household name thanks to her scene-stealing role in Netflix’s fan-favorite, nostalgia-tinged horror series, Millie is currently gearing up for her feature film debut, and it’s a big one – literally. Godzilla: King of Monsters is the sequel to 2014’s Hollywood reboot of the Japanese monster franchise, and it will see the titular lizard doing battle with a slew of classic Toho creatures, including Mothra and King Ghidora, while Millie and her parents (played by Vera Farmiga and Kyle Chandler) are caught in the middle of the monster mash.

3. She’s Deaf In One Ear
If an individual possesses a unique trait which can be seen as a perceived weakness, they are often mislabeled by others as disabled, fragile creatures who need to be protected. People like Millie prove that a little adversity isn’t a problem; in fact, it’s actually the opposite, something that brings out the strength and willpower to go above and beyond what is expected of us.

Millie revealed to Variety that she was born with partial hearing loss, and she eventually lost all hearing from one side, but it hasn’t stopped her from doing whatever she wants to do: she is already an Emmy-nominated actor, and, if her appearance on The Tonight Show is any indication, she’s bound to drop a hit rap single any day now!

2. She Wants To Play Princess Leia
At a Rhode Island Comic-Con appearance, Millie said she would like to play a young Princess Leia in a Star Wars movie. We’ve got to say, that’s sounds like a fabulous idea! While no actual discussions have taken place (that we know of), the idea quickly gained traction on the internet, and now the Millie fandom is patiently waiting for an announcement. The Adventures of Teen Leia In The Senate? Make it happen, Disney!

1. She Doesn’t Eat Eggos
One of Eleven’s most iconic moments in Stranger Things was when she pilfered a bunch of Eggo frozen waffles and then used telekinesis to scare the heck out of the supermarket employee who tried to stop her (don’t worry, he was unharmed!). Eleven’s appreciation of the nutritionally deficient breakfast treat does not fall in line with Millie’s own preferences in real life. She told TheWrap that when she does have breakfast, she prefers avocado toast. “Leggo My Avocado Toast” just doesn’t have quite the same ring to it.