Millie Bobby Brown on Eleven Halloween Costumes, Beyoncé, and Drake | Screen Tests

In this Screen Tests interview, actress Millie Bobby Brown talks about seeing people of all ages and sizes dressed up as Eleven for Halloween, her love for Beyonce, writing a fan letter to Ellen, playing a girl named Madison Russell in the upcoming 'Godzilla: King of the Monsters' movie, acupuncture, her first red carpet outfit, and how she became such good friends with Drake (along with her singing and rapping 'Passionfruit' and 'Hotline Bling').

Released on 7/23/2018

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Starring: Millie Bobby Brown

Transcript

00:00
I've never been very good at Halloween.
00:01
Like, the whole situation's very interesting for me,
00:05
because I play characters all the time.
00:07
What's the point in dressing up as another character?
00:09
For me, it's just a day off.
00:10
Um, (chuckles) but it's a great excuse to go out.
00:14
Sometimes I, like, go to convention centers
00:16
and I see that they're wearing Eleven,
00:18
and it's very, very comforting and also very interesting
00:21
to see a 40-year-old man wearing
00:23
my 12-year-old character.
00:25
Yeah, I see them all the time,
00:27
and it might not even be Halloween.
00:29
But you know, it's wonderful, you know.
00:30
They're great, they're um--
00:32
(Woman laughs)
00:33
Very ambitious.
00:35
(chuckles)
00:39
Sometimes I see, like, little girls,
00:41
and they have a shaved head,
00:42
and they have like a very cool punk rock Eleven outfit on,
00:46
which is great,
00:47
and I do ask them why have they watched the show.
00:50
And they're like, Because our parents allow us.
00:52
I'm like, Listen, it's a great show.
00:54
You know, You're clearly
00:57
in your right mind to be watching it.
00:58
Uh, I had this microphone
01:01
that would have High School Musical on it,
01:04
and it would sing, um,
01:08
oh, it's the Zack--
01:09
it's like the duet with them,
01:10
and I was obviously Vanessa Hudgens, duh.
01:13
I was never really good at (chuckles) the dance moves.
01:16
I'm not very good at dancing in general,
01:18
so I quit that
01:19
as soon as I watched a video back of me dancing.
01:22
I was like, That's not for me.
01:24
You know, I just haven't got a rhythm.
01:26
Um, I try very hard.
01:28
I've always wanted to go to dance lessons,
01:30
and I have gone before, but it's just not for me.
01:32
But you know, SAG Awards after party,
01:35
(snaps fingers) that's when I have a rhythm.
01:37
Beyonce will always just--
01:39
it's literally like, it's my calling.
01:43
(woman laughs) (chuckles)
01:44
It's like, Millie! Millie!
01:45
And I'm like, Yes, Beyonce, I'm here.
01:48
Email?
01:49
Yes. Oh, this is funny.
01:50
So I've always wanted to be on Ellen,
01:54
and that was my first email I sent,
01:55
to Ellen, the show,
01:57
and I was explaining my life story
02:00
and how I needed to be on her show.
02:02
Never got a response.
02:03
But then, four years later,
02:06
five years later, I got a response,
02:07
and I was on the Ellen show.
02:09
So yeah, there you go.
02:10
She had have the email.
02:11
It was very embarrassing on my part.
02:13
Um, lots of grammar mistakes.
02:16
Made my first film last year.
02:18
Godzilla.
02:19
Yup, the Godzilla sequel.
02:20
I play a girl called Madison,
02:23
and she's, uh, very tomboyish.
02:27
It was just a tennis ball, and my neck--
02:29
you know, surprisingly, my neck hurt a lot,
02:31
'cause I was always looking up.
02:33
It's not actually a joke,
02:34
I had to get dry-needling.
02:36
It was this really big needle, like this big,
02:38
and it's very small,
02:39
and they just go in your neck, and then they just do this,
02:41
and then your muscle spasms.
02:43
And they do like a bunch of those all around your neck,
02:45
and it's great.
02:46
The next day, I had a great time.
02:48
[Woman] What was your first red carpet outfit?
02:50
It was Burberry, and it was to the BAFTA tea party,
02:52
and I was eight.
02:53
Oh, no, I was nine.
02:55
I was a pro, oh yeah. (woman laughs)
02:56
I was great at drinking tea.
02:58
(chuckles)
03:00
I celebrate any holiday really.
03:03
Christmas and then New Year is my big--
03:06
last year, I was--
03:07
last year, yeah, last year,
03:09
I was, um, at Disneyland.
03:12
Yeah, Disneyland.
03:13
But we went home before it was midnight.
03:15
I got too tired.
03:16
So then we ate Chinese food and watched it on my couch.
03:20
I did make it to midnight.
03:21
We watched the TV, and it was like,
03:22
10, nine--
03:23
and I was like, All right, this is great.
03:25
And I was like, Happy New Year, guys, this is--
03:28
all right, this is gonna be a crazy year.
03:30
That was the thing that like hit me the most.
03:32
I was like, Wow, I have a lot to do. (chuckles)
03:34
(chuckles) My adult crush.
03:35
He's not my crush!
03:36
Okay. Let me get that straight.
03:37
He's like a brother.
03:39
Okay. He's a brother.
03:40
I met Drake in an Australian hotel.
03:43
I was touring, and he was touring, too,
03:46
and, honestly, his managers just came up to my dad,
03:51
and said, Drake loves the show,
03:51
come to his show tonight.
03:53
And I was like, Oh, my goodness.
03:54
And my dad, honestly, he was on T-mobile,
03:56
he was on the phone to T-mobile
03:57
trying to get us wifi for Australia.
04:00
He was like, I don't know who Drake is.
04:02
And I was like, Are you joking me?
04:04
Drake?
04:06
He wants to see me?
04:07
And I was like, Okay, we're going.
04:09
So I, like, got my outfit prepared,
04:10
and I went there, and he was such a fanboy,
04:14
and I was such a fangirl, that we--
04:16
and honestly, we text all the time now.
04:18
He helps with everything,
04:19
like, just life lessons,
04:21
um, he's amazing.
04:23
He's a great human being.
04:24
And we went to dinner afterwards,
04:26
and we had dinner the next day,
04:28
and then we met it Sydney.
04:29
Hotline Bling is one of my favorites,
04:31
or Passion Fruit,
04:33
or--
04:35
you know, there are some songs
04:36
that I didn't actually know that he was in,
04:38
and then you're like, That's definitely Drake's voice.
04:40
And this new one.
04:42
♪ She said, Do you love me ♪
04:43
♪ I tell her, Only part ♪
04:44
Oh, that's such a good song.
04:46
♪ Passionate from miles away ♪
04:49
♪ Passionate from mile away ♪
04:51
♪ I can't blame it all ♪
04:52
I can't, I don't know the words, though.
04:54
♪ Oh ♪
04:55
Um, or Hotling Bling.
04:57
♪ I know when the hotline bling ♪
04:59
♪ That can only mean one thing ♪
05:01
♪ These days, all I do is wondering ♪
05:04
I don't know the words to that part, though!
05:06
I'm always in the car and I sing that song,
05:08
my friends're always like,
05:11
You're not saying the words right.
05:12
I'm always that person who doesn't say the words right.
05:15
Unless it's a rap. (snaps fingers)
05:16
I always know them.