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Millie Bobby Brown Gives Life Advice

In this episode of ‘Ask W’, ‘Stranger Things’ actress Millie Bobby Brown gives life advice on double texting, using essential oils for stress relief and raising empowered young women.

Released on 9/13/2018

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Starring: Millie Bobby Brown

Transcript

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Hi, my name is Millie Bobby Brown,
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and I'm going to give the world some advice.
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Do you think double texting is a bad thing?
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My friends and stuff, when they have crushes,
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I'll always be like, let me help you.
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And then I'll double text, and my friends will get
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so mad at me, they'll be like, why did you double text them?
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And I'll be like, 'cause I had something else to say.
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And they'll be like, no, you don't double text,
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you have to wait until they text.
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Well with me, I like several text.
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So you'll get like seven text messages from me.
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And also if I like get a word wrong, I have to correct it.
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Even though they will presume, oh, it's that word,
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I still have to just correct myself.
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I'm a several texter, so it's okay to be a double texter.
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Seriously, I do it all the time.
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What advice do you have to kids or their parents
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who are having a hard time making friends at school?
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Making friends is difficult.
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Just meeting people is very difficult.
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I'd say be communicative, be kind, and be welcoming
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if they are new, and just the way of meeting friends
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is just being yourself, and if they don't accept you,
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then you're just not their friend.
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And if they do, then you're clearly a great match.
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So be yourself.
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What is your one piece of advice to raising
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empowered young women?
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Well, I think letting them be who they want to be.
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My parents always let me be who I want to be,
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I'm very outspoken, very loud, very opinionated,
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and that's why I'm the way I am, really.
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And people accepted me, and some people don't,
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which is, you know, it's just their situation
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they have to deal with.
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But either way, I think to raise someone who's
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gonna be empowering and influential,
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you have to let them be who they want to be.
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What's the best acting advice you've ever received?
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Honestly that's a tough one 'cause I get advice all the time
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from my fellow castmates.
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It can honestly even be from one of the kids in the show,
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like they will help me during a scene or David Harbour
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or Winona Ryder will help me.
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I used to use the term, hammer it in.
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It's just get a hammer, just hammer your facial expressions,
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and just be you.
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How do I not get so stressed?
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(laughs)
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That's me on a daily basis, you guys.
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That's not true, I'm a very stress free person.
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Honestly, I'm kind of a guru on essential oils.
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So eucalyptus is like my go-to.
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Lavender for sleeping.
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Peppermint in the morning, to wake me up.
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Sometimes I do it behind my ears.
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Or on my temples if I have a headache.
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But eucalyptus I put in my diffuser.
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It does work, with me, I mean.
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Some people it doesn't, but with me,
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like my mum had a headache last night
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and I walked in at like three AM and just put some
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eucalyptus blue on her temples, and apparently
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she was all good after that, just saying,
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White Witch.
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How can I find my passion?
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It has to come from within.
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It has to be real.
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It has to be authentic.
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As long as you have those like three main factors,
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you're gonna find your passion.
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It can be anything.
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And nothing is ridiculous nowadays,
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you can actually be anything you'd like,
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and everybody accepts who you are because it's 2018.
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(laughs)
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How can you tell who your true friends are?
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Wow, this is a good question,
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because I deal with that all the time.
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I meet friends, and then they're just like, not that great.
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Not my cup of tea.
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But you meet your true friends and the people
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that you genuinely relate to, the people that you
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love and care about, and it's very interesting
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because if you're in a school, for instance,
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that's better, because you can really have friends.
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But with me, there are people who like to
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take advantage of my position and platform.
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So it's best to just keep your enemies close,
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and your, is that the phrase?
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[Woman] The expression is keep your friends close,
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and your enemies--
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Closer, that's it.
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Do that.
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How can I make my voice and beliefs heard?
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Speak loud.
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Sound smart.
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Sound smart when you speak, that's honestly the way,
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prepare what you're gonna say, be loud, and be smart.
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Because people will listen to smart people.
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How can I feel more comfortable in my own skin?
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Look at yourself in the mirror, I always do this.
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And I look at myself in the mirror and I'm always like,
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ugh, I'm very obnoxious, looking at myself in the mirror.
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No, look at yourself in the mirror, and embrace
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who you are, because people love you for whatever
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you're going to be, the true people who love you
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will love you for whatever you are.
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So if you're comfortable in your own skin,
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it doesn't matter if you're curvy, if you're skinny,
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whatever you have, I will always love you
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the way you are, and everyone else, your true people
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will love you the way you are too.
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Wear comfy clothes.
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(woman laughing off camera)