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Jake Gyllenhaal, Nicole Kidman, Gal Gadot, and More Remember Their Favorite Halloween Costume

Celebrities Andrew Garfield, Timothée Chalamet, Nicole Kidman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Gal Gadot and more share their best Halloween memories. Find out which costume Andrew Garfield always dreams about and what Millie Bobby Brown really thinks about adults dressing up as her "Stranger Things", character Eleven

Released on 10/29/2018

Transcript

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I love Halloween so much.
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One time, as a child,
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I ordered a styrofoam cell phone costume
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that was electronic, so if you pressed a button...
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It was a flip phone costume,
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and if you pressed a button, it would ring.
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And every time I went to someone's door and rang the bell,
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I would press it and they would open the door
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and then go oh hold on, I have to get the phone.
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And then they would run,
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they would walk away and I'd be like no,
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it's my costume, it's me.
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That was a memorable costume.
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[Interviewer] What was your fave Halloween costume?
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I mean, I mean...
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Oh, God.
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I mean, in reality, it was [laughs].
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Well, it was [mumbles] Spiderman when I was three.
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[Interviewer] Oh, it was?
00:45
My mum made it, yeah.
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A felt Spider-Man costume, and it was amazing.
00:50
She's a crafts one, my mother.
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She is a amazing kind of craftswoman, and but then,
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remember Rainbow Bright? Yes, of course.
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So, I think the first first costume,
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which was a last minute thing,
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I played Twink in Rainbow Bright when I was two, I think,
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before the Spider-Man costume,
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which was basically kind of a white garbage bag
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with I think whatever Twink was.
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I think he was a cloud and a bolt of lighting
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or a star or something. Exactly, yeah.
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And it was just, it was pretty pathetic.
01:21
But the costume that I always dream about
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and I haven't done yet because I suppose
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when your life is like a perpetual Halloween,
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you're not as interested in actual Halloween,
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but Jareth from Labyrinth played by David Bowie,
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to dress up as David Bowie from Labyrinth.
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[Interviewer] That would be great!
01:38
That would be, you know,
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maybe on my 40th birthday Halloween that will be it.
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[Interviewer] With the shag, with the long hair?
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Oh, the whole deal,
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but I'd have to learn how to do that crystal ball thing
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and I'd have to have a snake and also have...
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I don't know, what was it?
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But at one point he has a snake,
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he throws it on Jennifer Connelly,
02:01
and then it turns into a neck, like a scarf.
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So, I'd have to figure out a way of doing that.
02:07
Favorite Halloween costume in general?
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I did Yugi from Yu-Gi-Oh one year when I was 10 or 11.
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It's kinda like a, not a direct spinoff,
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but it sits in the same ecosystem as Pokemon.
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And the lead character is a guy named Yugi
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and he has an incredible haircut
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and he wears a cool necklace.
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So, when I was 10 or 11, I did that.
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Also, I did Spider-Man on Broadway one year,
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which is good 'cause all the Spider-Man guys
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were getting injured on Broadway.
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So, I got a Spider-Man costume and I got crutches too.
02:33
Oh, gosh.
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Well, Halloween's not a big thing in Australia.
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It's becoming bigger,
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but so I didn't really grow up with it.
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But my first memory of Halloween was,
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because I was born in the states,
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I remember wearing a ghost, a sheet,
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that my mom made with the eyes cut out.
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And I just remember looking through the eyes of the sheet
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and seeing candy as we held out hands out,
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and I must've been about three then.
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So, that's my first memory of Halloween, wearing a sheet.
03:02
I think I was Elvis Presley one year, and that was fine.
03:06
My sister dyed my hair with Manic Panic.
03:08
Really? Yeah.
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[Interviewer] How long did that last?
03:12
You know, forever.
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I was an Oreo cookie one year.
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I dressed in all white,
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and then my dad and I made these foam,
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you know, like this big...
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Well, no, it didn't cover my face, but all around this big.
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We cut out every single...
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We looked at an Oreo cookie and cut out every single shape
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that went around the Oreo cookie with an X-Acto knife
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and then spray painted it brown.
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And I wore one on the front and one on the back.
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[Interviewer] What was your favorite Halloween costume
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that you've ever had yourself,
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that you've ever gone as for Halloween?
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The Queen of Night, The Night Queen.
03:48
Queen of the Night?
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[Interviewer] Was it like a vampire?
03:51
It was, no, it was a black princessy dress,
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but black with tons of stickers that I glued all over myself
04:01
of stars and moons and stuff like that.
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How beautiful. Silly, I was seven.
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I've never been very good at Halloween
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because I play characters all the time and, for me,
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what's the point in dressing up as another character?
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[Interviewer] Have you seen a lot of Elevens
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walking around?
04:15
Yeah, I see them all the time
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and it might not even be Halloween.
04:19
Sometimes I go to convention centers
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and I see they're wearing Eleven
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and it's very very comforting and also very interesting
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to see a 40-year-old man wearing my 12-year-old character.
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But you know, it's wonderful.
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They're great.
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They're very ambitious. [laughing]
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Oh, you are not gonna believe this.
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My favorite Halloween costume...
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Remember Kiss, the rock 'n roll band Kiss?
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I was the guy with the tongue
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hangin' out his mouth like this, and my sister and I,
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we used to fight over who was gonna
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be the guy with the tongue,
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and I wanted to be the guy with the tongue.
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It was Scarlett O'Hara, though.
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I had the green curtain dress made.
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[Interviewer] Really?
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And it was so amazing that I wore it two years in a row.
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I loved Scarlett O'Hara, I loved Gone with the Wind.
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I had the hat with the fringe, I had the wig.
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I was on a set at the time,
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and so the hair person that was working on the movie
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fixed my wig for me, and it was such a great costume
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that yeah, it had to be worn twice.
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I can't lie,
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there's been a year where I've been in LA
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dressed head to toe as Batman.
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[Interviewer] Was that your best Halloween costume?
05:24
Yeah, that was probably my best Halloween,
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and my friend was dressed head to toe as Wolverine.
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'Cause I was like, I'm not gonna do it, I'm not gonna do it.
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I'm not doing anything.
05:31
I'm English, and we never do that.
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And then he just came to me with this costume,
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and I was like, well, you've made the effort.
05:38
My favorite Halloween costume was my son's.
05:40
He went as bacteria-- a good germ, not a bad germ,
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and I was so proud of him [laughs].
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A good germ, not a bad germ. It was such a good idea.
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Oh, he was so cute,
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and he was a little puffy and green
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and there were tendrils and balls all over him.
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It was effective.
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You got it.
06:00
It was...
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It worked.
06:02
My mom made me an Oscar the Grouch costume
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out of an actual trash can,
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like cut arms in the trash can and tied the lid to my head
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and then painted my face green
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so I could knock on people's doors
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and then duck down into the trash can
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and just be a trash can sitting on the door.
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That was so lit.
06:20
I still remember that costume.
06:22
[laughing] That's a great costume!
06:23
Yeah.
06:24
When I was in fourth grade, I went as Vanessa Kensington.
06:27
No. Yeah,
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and my mom made the costume for me.
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It was silver and had a little halter neck
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and some boots, some knee highs,
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and I my hair in a cute little bob.
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People had no idea who I was.
06:42
Nobody had any idea.
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I was explaining it all day long.
06:45
It was epic, though. Did people think that was
06:46
a little old for you?
06:48
Yes, but also, Austin Powers is a really funny movie.
06:52
[Interviewer] Well, it's funny
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and it's a lot of double entendres.
06:54
So, you know, it could go over a kid's head.
06:56
Yeah, I think it definitely all went over my head.
06:59
My favorite one was...
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What's his name, Mongoose?
07:02
Goose, Goose and the other one.
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What was the other one called?
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[Both] Maverick.
07:06
No, it was Goose.
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My outfit was so cheap it didn't have a name.
07:08
It was just a green jumpsuit.
07:09
I think it was just for painting and decorating
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and I'd done a really bad job.
07:12
I dress up with my son a lot, so one year,
07:16
I went as Venom and he went as Spider-Man.
07:19
And we go as Power Rangers
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and I just get the exact costume he has
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just as an adult size.
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I love doing that.
07:26
We plan it every year and I am...
07:27
I dread the day he is too old for it.
07:31
Last year, we went as Stranger Things
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and I went as Wynona's character.
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I loved the movie Rocky growing up.
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So, for four years in a row, I dressed up as Rocky.
07:44
I had this little red,
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the little cape thing he wore comin' out
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and the gloves and the mouthpiece.
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Yeah, that was a good one.
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[Interviewer] Four years in a row.
07:53
Yeah.
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[Interviewer] What'd you do the fifth year?
07:56
[laughing]
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I think I dressed up as a girl.
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I wore one of my mom's dresses and put makeup on.
08:02
Wow. That was an easy one
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'cause it was always free.
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I could just go into my mom's closet.