With roughly two months before “Stranger Things” returns in Netflix, one of the show’s stars gave fans an idea of what to expect.
In an interview with Deadline, Mille Bobby Brown, who plays Eleven, said that season 2 will have a darker tone. “It’s so much deeper and darker than last year, but I’m very excited for you to watch it,” said the 13-year-old actress. “It’s also great because it’s Netflix, so you get to do it in one go, which is my favorite thing in the world,” she added.
She also advised viewers to see season 1 again before diving into the new season to fully appreciate the story. She also shared that she did not expect the show’s massive success. “Honestly, it’s been unreal—it’s been magical. I’m so grateful for the response that the show has gotten.” Brown said they really did not intend for the show to climb the mountain of success. They knew, however, that the show offered something unique and different.
As for her character, she said she thought that Eleven will only be a sidekick. Brown also mentioned that the experience of meeting former president Barack Obama was the highlight of their success.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly last February, she expressed her excitement and amazement for the show’s success and the perks that go with it. “I went to Manila last year; there were people camping outside the hotel, crying, and literally hyperventilating. I was like, ‘Why do you like me so much? I’m just boring old Millie,’” she shared.
Perhaps that success of the show lies in the chemistry between Brown and her co-stars who are all kids. She said that they are like brothers and sisters who play and argue with each other. She also noted that they also hang out off-camera, which has strengthened their bond and friendship.
“Stranger Things” season 2 will premiere on Friday, Oct. 27, on streaming giant, Netflix.