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Millie Bobby Brown opens up about her 'adult' relationship with Henry Cavill

Gabriella Ferlita

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Millie Bobby Brown opens up about her 'adult' relationship with Henry Cavill

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We all know Millie Bobby Brown as the strong-willed youngster called Eleven from Stranger Things.

But the now-18-year-old has opened up about her ‘adult’ relationship with Henry Cavill, who are back working together for Enola Holmes 2.

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Brown first worked with Cavill on Netflix’s 2020 mystery, Enola Holmes, with the pair joining forces once again as Sherlock Holmes and his little sister for the sequel.

It comes after the recent release of the fourth series of Stranger Things, the show which skyrocketed her to fame alongside her other younger cast mates, who she described as ‘siblings’.

In an interview with Deadline, the actor revealed that there were 'no boundaries' on the set of the series because they all felt like a family.

But the vibe is definitely different for Enola Holmes, however, as she didn’t ‘grow up’ with the Man of Steel star in the same way that she did with her Stranger Things alumni, Noah Schnapp and Charlie Heaton.

Millie Bobby Brown is no longer the child we saw in Stranger Things. Credit: Netflix
Millie Bobby Brown is no longer the child we saw in Stranger Things. Credit: Netflix

Brown told the outlet: "It’s different because I grew up with Noah and Charlie. I met them when I was 10. So, for me, it does feel like your schoolmates. And with Henry, it feels like a real adult relationship. Like a really good friendship, a really healthy one."

She then went on to describe her relationship with Cavill, 39, as one that certainly feels more ‘adult’ with clear boundaries.

"I know Henry. He has terms and conditions with me," she admitted. "I’m not allowed to ask about his personal life. It’s like, ‘Millie, shut up. No.’ And I’m like ‘Understood.’

“Whereas with the Stranger Things kids, it’s different. There’s no boundaries because it’s like we’re all siblings. But with Henry, he’s very strict with me, which I appreciate."

Henry Cavill and Millie are starring together again in Enola Holmes 2. Credit: Erik Pendzich / Alamy Stock Photo
Henry Cavill and Millie are starring together again in Enola Holmes 2. Credit: Erik Pendzich / Alamy Stock Photo

Elsewhere in the interview, Brown described her experience in the Enola Holmes movies as 'pivotal' in her acting career and praised director Harry Bradbeer for his 'attention to detail', explaining that level of intricacy is what 'makes the film so immersive'.

"Everyone on set knows Harry and his way and his spirit. The dedication to the film is unlike all of us put together. So yes, it does come down to performance, but it also very much comes down to directing and being able to have a connection with your director."

She continued: "It’s a dream come true. As for me, I learned many things, because I’m an upcoming young woman and that is a real learning curve for me. This is a very big pivotal moment within my career and my life. This is the first role I’ve really led."

Also starring alongside Cavill and Brown in the film are David Thewlis, Louis Partridge and Susan Wokoma.

Enola Holmes 2 is streaming now on Netflix.

Topics: Celebrity, Stranger Things, Netflix

Gabriella Ferlita
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