Millie Bobby Brown on Her 'Weird' First Kiss & 'Friends' Star's Wise Advice
That sweet "Stranger Things" was Millie Bobby Brown's first kiss. And it was awkward. In a new Interview magazine chat, Millie, 12, talked about that first kiss, plus the best advice she has received to date (which came from David Schwimmer, believe it or not).
Apparently Millie and "Dance Moms" star Maddie Ziegler, 14, are BFFs, so Maddie was the one who interviewed Millie in the Q&A. The result was an informal, realistic talk between middle-school-age girls who just happen to be pretty famous.
Millie and Finn were both recently on "The Tonight Show" where they discussed the kiss...
... and Maddie slyly referenced her friend's reaction in the Interview Q&A:
ZIEGLER: ...It was really cute. Oh, what was I gonna say? We were talking about "Stranger Things" being your favorite show because you get to kiss Finn.
BROWN: You're an evil, evil person. You know that? Are you aware of that, Maddie? Yeah, I did have to kiss Finn. At the end of the day, it's only acting, and it's something you have to do, and I would do anything for the show. I cut my hair, I kissed Finn. It was definitely strange. It was, like, my first kiss, so it was kind of weird. But then, like, when I'd done it, I thought, "Wow. It makes sense for the storyline."
ZIEGLER: It was priceless, like, your reactions. You were like, "Kissing sucks." And then Finn ...
BROWN: Finn reacted quite well and I didn't. [laughs] I felt really bad afterwards.
ZIEGLER: It was funny because, obviously, boys are attracted to you. Pretty cool.
BROWN: It's in a strange way. I don't know if they're like in love with the character. Like, [they want to brag] "I know the real character, guys."
ZIEGLER: But you've become super close with your cast mates. It's crazy—you were telling me that you're literally the only girl, besides Winona [Ryder].
BROWN: I am the only girl, and the boys have their squads. They have their group, and it's definitely difficult because they're boys and talk about boy stuff. They talk about girls and video games. I definitely need to talk about normal things a girl would talk about. They're like my big brothers. They annoy me, but we are very, very close...
Haha. Yes, you keep those boys at a distance.
Millie and her "Stranger Things" co-stars performed at the 2016 Emmys, where David Schwimmer was there with the "People vs. O.J. Simpson" team, and apparently the "Friends" star offered Millie some sage advice.
Here's that part of the Interview magazine Q&A:
ZIEGLER: I'm curious, what's the best advice you've gotten, and who was it from?
BROWN: I think David Schwimmer honestly, because a lot of people say to me, "Stay grounded, be humble." I get that a lot, and I'm sure you get that a lot, Maddie. David Schwimmer was just like, "You need to love what you do." And I think that's really nice. Just love your work. My family has given me great advice saying, you know, "Don't work too hard." And it's really nice to have someone like that—you know that they love you. It's nice to have famous people love you.
She said she can't wait to get back to work on "Stranger Things" Season 2. "It's like I crave it, and when I get on set—it's not just that I love what I do—I love meeting new people. The crew, it's like being around my family, and I know them very well. It's really nice to go to work every day. It makes so much sense to just love what you do and go to work every day to get to get to work." Just don't feel like you have to work when you're only 12.
Read the full interview. "Stranger Things" Season 2 is expected on Netflix in 2017.
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