Millie Bobby Brown so entranced audiences in the role of Eleven in the Breakout Netflix hit Strange things, that it may be difficult for some viewers to see the actress in a different role. However, if you do that, you’d be firing one of the best and versatile actresses we have today on a massive scale. While her credits may not be long, this Emmy-winning artist has already accomplished more by the age of 13 (she’s 17 now) than many artists in an entire career.
As special as a role like Eleven is, it’s also part of a special show in Strange thingsAs much as people love it and want to glean more information about where the show is going (splitting the characters up at the end of last season was a stroke of genius, by the way), it certainly won’t bring legions of fans don’t notice Brown’s return to the character of Madison Russell in the much hyped Godzilla to KongSo let’s take a short, but interesting walk down the memory lane to some of the other characters Millie Bobby Brown so memorable embodied.
Once upon a time in Wonderland
In a cast that includes everyone from John Lithgow (as The White Rabbit) to Iggy Pop (as The Caterpillar), Brown does a solid (if not short) job here as the Young Alice who has a great adventure as soon as she goes down the rabbit hole. . Initially set in Victorian times, this show moves through different periods to offer a different take on the Alice In Wonderland story. Brown captures the innocence and naivety that Alice has before she ‘went down the rabbit hole’, but she also possesses a quality that lets you know she won’t be deterred on her adventure. She wants to figure things out and eventually return to a more normal setting. This show only ran for one season, and Brown would eventually trade an Alice’s adventures for the Upside Down. However, in her 2 episodes of this show, she left an indelible impression that would eventually be realized a short time later.
On the face of it, Netflix’s Enola Holmes might seem like a strange movie for Brown to do, especially on the heels of Strange thingsWhen you actually watch the show, it becomes increasingly clear why the actress took on this role. Brown plays the teenage sister of the most famous detective ever, Sherlock Holmes. Early in the story, their mother (the ever-great Helena Bonham Carter) goes missing and Enola soon takes on the case to find her. This actually puts her on a collision course with brother Sherlock (played by Henry Cavill), eventually bringing Enola into the mysterious world of Lord Tewkesbury (Louis Partridge). As you can guess, there are a lot of quick twists and turns in this story, and Brown does a great job of contributing this two-hour movie. In addition, she also seems very comfortable in the environment of 19th century England.
Millie Bobby Brown played Rachel Barnes for an episode and was 10 years old when she appeared on this long-running 2003 show. The episode is called “Parental Guidance Suggested” and Barnes (Brown) helps Gibbs (Mark Harmon) in the plot. ) to obtain information about her deceased mother. At first it seems that the killing is the work of terrorists. While working on the case, Gibbs quickly realizes that there are even bigger players in the murder of the woman. Now, Brown may have been only for one episode on this show, but it’s pretty clear that even at that stage in her burgeoning career, she had the goods. Standing her ground with a show that has multiple seasons for each actor is a tough hill to climb. That Brown was doing it at such a young age probably gave the Strange things creators reason to believe that they can certainly handle (and elevate) their material.
Brown appeared on this show for one episode entitled “I Feel the Earth Move” during season 11 in the role of Ruby. In the show, her mother got sick after an earthquake. Ruby then spends most of the episode talking to Dr. Owen Hunt (Kevin McKidd) until she and her mom finally get the help they need. Considering she was only 11 when she played this role, Brown really should take credit for handling such material so deftly. It’s one thing to play the part of a scared child. It’s another thing to play the part of a child trying to save a parent. All of this is handled with ease, as Brown showed here and of course later in her career. Millie Bobby Brown has a mysterious quality. No doubt this is due to how well she played the role of the Elf Strange thingsHowever, she puts on so much gravitas and a very nuanced performance at the age of 11 that it’s really quite amazing to see her perform in this episode of the ABC hit.
The best thing about Millie Bobby Brown being on this show is we see her in a comedy. Don’t get me wrong, projects like Strange things and Enola Holmes contained funny moments that were naturally built into the material. At the same time, if you want to have a good laugh, I don’t think you’d put on any of those things. Again, Brown was just one episode on this show and, to be completely honest, she’s not in the episode very long. But if you want Modern family and Millie Bobby Brown, why wouldn’t you want to be a completist and see her shine here? In this episode in season 6 entitled “Closet? You Love It”, she plays a young lady whose bicycle was stolen by none other than Manny (Rico Rodriguez). Like I said, this is a quick scene and it’s not like you’re going to see anything brilliant happen, but it’s a quick announcement to fans of the actress that she can play just about anything.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Like Madison Russell in Godzilla: King of the MonstersMillie Bobby Brown has done a good job dealing with such a massive franchise that has been around since 1954. In this movie, Brown plays Dr. Mark Russell (Kyle Chandler). In the midst of their relationship (as well as the dynamism that mother, Dr. Emma Russell (Vera Farmiga), brings) we find out that Godzilla is back and this beast is actually going to team up with Mothra to create the infamous Ghidorah (as well as the legendary Rodan) . Honestly, the CGI is the thing here, but that doesn’t mean that Madison Russell (or any other) character has been left out. There is an interesting family dynamic between the Russell’s that plays out over the course of the movie. Steeped in loss of past family events, Brown is at the center of it all as her precocious nature essentially revives her family’s purpose in life. Again, the actress was more than up to the task in this movie and it goes without saying that Godzilla vs Kong she gets a little more screen time along with her CGI counterparts.
Of all the reels talked about on this list, I’ve saved Millie Bobby Brown’s gorgeous turn as eleven for last. Why? Aside from the fact that just about everyone knows Brown from this role, anyone reading this article probably knows the story of Strange thingsThis tale of the sleepy town of Hawkins, Indiana, where crazy experiments taking place in both paranormal and parallel universes take place, is now the stuff of groundbreaking television science. Brown, initially with a shaved head, played a very mysterious character who we discover was the victim of such experiments. This says nothing about the mysterious appearance of Will Byers (Noah Schnapp) who leads a group of adventurous teenagers down the rabbit hole of this city’s greatest secret. While the story has eventually shifted from Brown as we move through the seasons, she’s certainly still one of the main stars, really playing her part with incredible sharpness and strength. The best part is that, literally, we see Brown / Eleven growing up in this real / cinematic world and it brings a new layer of complexity that makes Brown extremely well suited to deal with. Strange things is a cultural touchstone. It’s the kind of project that Brown has really put on a lot, and one can only wonder how she will play her part Godzilla to Kong as well as whatever else may come her way in the future.