Enola Holmes co-stars Millie Bobby Brown and Louis Partridge take the ultimate friendship test. Whether they’e sharing their first impressions of each other, exchanging compliments, or guessing each other’s favorite color, these two prove that sometimes good friendship requires tons of laughter.
Millie Bobby Brown talks about Stranger Things resuming production and producing and acting in her film Enola Holmes.
I’ve added HD screencaps of Millie from Enola Holmes to the gallery. I have soooooo many more photos to add from the film, recent magazine and photo sessions, and a bunch of old photos. I am working my way through them all and will add most of them to the gallery this weekend or in the next few days at least so check back.
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Millie Bobby Brown joins Marc Malkin on “The Big Ticket” to talk about not only starring in “Enola Holmes,” but also making her producing debut with the Netflix film. Plus, find out what the self-proclaimed fan of the Kardashians says about the famous family announcing they’re ending their long-running reality show.
Millie Bobby Brown is a force to be reckoned with. The 16-year-old actor not only stars as the title character of Sherlock Holmes’ sister in the new period adventure film “Enola Holmes,” but the movie also marks her first time as a producer. The double duty has left the “Stranger Things” actor feeling empowered. “Women need to be at the table, we need to be heard, our voices need to be listened to, we need to be part of the conversation and sometimes women need to be in charge,” Brown says on today’s episode of the Variety and iHeart podcast “The Big Ticket.” “I think that we need to be understood.”
As does her character, Enola. She’s a rebellious young woman who refuses to be confined by Victorian gender norms as she flees her home in the country to find her eccentric mother (Helena Bonham Carter) in London. The film, which premieres on Netflix on Sept. 23, is based on Nancy Springer’s book series of the same name.
Variety caught up with Brown via Zoom from her home in Atlanta.
Were you familiar with the “Enola Holmes” book series?
I’d read the book a few years back, because my oldest sister, Paige, she read it and then told me to read it. So, I was familiar with it. I definitely knew the story. What I also knew is that I wanted to play her.
What do you like about Enola?
What don’t I like about Enola? She’s incredibly brave; she has the will to be vulnerable; her humor is funny. She kind of ends gender norms. She’s not afraid to dress up. She’s unapologetically herself, and I love that about her.
What did you learn about yourself playing Enola?
I learned that being alone is a good time to find yourself. I think for teenagers right now, it’s a challenging time because you’re afraid to be alone. You’re afraid to be lonely. It’s not nice to be lonely. But while filming this, I realized that actually the fact that she is alone, it helped her find herself. You don’t need thousands of people around you to keep you happy. You can make yourself happy. Definitely quarantine has helped me focus more on that, taking time for myself.
You’re also a producer on the movie.
I think it’s important to have young producers because it gives youth an opportunity to tell their stories. Age shouldn’t define whether you can do something or not. Young filmmakers should get the opportunity to tell their stories, and I’ve just been lucky enough to share mine. The producing conversation came around when my dad said, “You need to be a part of this as much as you can,” and I said, “You know, I completely agree.” It was really exciting because that meant I could be on-screen and still have my say off of screen. I’ve never had an opportunity like that before.
What does it feel like to have your voice heard in that way?
It was empowering. I mean, there’s a set of nerves that come with it, just because you have experienced producers that are on your set and you just have to kind of fit in somehow. But I had a great team, a crew that made me feel so comfortable with sharing my thoughts and ideas. I also had an amazing director, Harry Bradbeer, who made me feel very comfortable with expressing my opinion and thoughts and really valued them.
What’s the message of “Enola Holmes”?
There are so many. There’s a big message of feminism within the film, talking about how women were classed as uneducated back in the 1800s, and Enola was extremely educated, and so is her mother. She’s going into the city of London, where women aren’t listened to, nor respected, nor looked at as an equal. Enola is coming into it thinking, “How? Why?” She’s a new thinker; she’s a wild child. There’s so many messages in there that you have to look for and find your one, but mine is definitely the biggest message of all, which was feminism.
Could we consider Enola a superhero?
One hundred percent, yeah! I think she’s more of a superhero than [Brown’s “Stranger Things” character] Eleven.
Why do you say that?
Because you don’t have to have superpowers to be a superhero. I think that Audrey Hepburn was a superhero. I think she’s my superhero. It’s like Princess Leia — she’s my superhero too. I think Enola’s a superhero in her own right because she embraces every aspect of her flaws and her imperfections. That’s what makes people superheroes, when they can come to terms with the fact that they’re not perfect, but they’re unapologetically themselves. I love that. So she’s definitely a superhero. You don’t have to have superpowers to be one.
So, how many “Enola” movies are you signed up to do? Because, this is a franchise in the making.
I hope so. Let’s see how people respond to the first one. Let’s see if they fall in love with Enola as much as I have fallen in love, but there’s definitely much more of a story to be told.
I love your Instagram. I love that you’re outspoken, that you embraced the Black Lives Matter movement with a full heart. Why was that important for you?
In this climate, in this world, I loved that young people – and especially this movement specifically – it was amazing for them to create this movement. It definitely touched my heart, and I wanted to do something. So that’s why I posted a few Black-owned companies and things like that, so that they could take my platform – this is not about me – and to give them my platform and to say, “Listen, I understand I am privileged, and I understand that I won’t understand.” I’m in full support, and I’m very inspired that these young people are speaking out about the things that are important to them.
Now a fun question for you. We know you’re a big Kardashians fan. What did you think when they announced they were ending their reality show?
It’s very sad. I’m so sad. I’ve been watching them for years, but everything must come to an end.
What are you going to miss about them?
Everything. I mean, just the fact that they are very funny. Oh, my gosh, I’m going to miss lots. I enjoyed it so much. Every Sunday night, I was obsessed.
Watch ENOLA HOLMES stars Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill, and Sam Claflin take on their biggest mystery yet: Obscure Victorian slang.
Enola Holmes follows Sherlock’s teen sister as she discovers her mother missing, and sets off to find her, becoming a super-sleuth in her own right as she outwits her famous brother and unravels a dangerous conspiracy around a mysterious young Lord.
When Enola Holmes—Sherlock’s teen sister—discovers her mother missing, she sets off to find her, becoming a super-sleuth in her own right as she outwits her famous brother and unravels a dangerous conspiracy around a mysterious young Lord. Starring Millie Bobby Brown, Sam Claflin, with Henry Cavill and Helena Bonham-Carter. Directed by Harry Bradbeer (Fleabag).
Following the news of Ozark and Stranger Things each earning Emmy noms for Best Drama series, Netflix is looking to stay in business with the shows’ respective leads on a new film project. We are hearing Netflix is adapting Tess Sharpe’s novel The Girls I’ve Been into a feature film with Millie Bobby Brown attached to star and Jason Bateman on board to produce.
Brown will also produce through her PCMA Productions while Bateman will produce through his Aggregate Films Banner along with his partner Michael Costigan.
The novel is a twisty, exhilarating thriller centering around a con artist, Nora, who must use her powers of persuasion and impersonation to get herself, her girlfriend, and ex-boyfriend free during a hostage situation at a bank. It was brought in by Aggregate Films’ Tracy Nyberg and falls under Aggregate’s overall deal with Netflix and will be published by Penguin Random House early next year.
Netflix has been busy staying in business with Brown, also landing the rights to her next feature film Enola Holmes earlier this year. Brown plays Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes’ rebellious teen sister, Enola, a gifted super-sleuth in her own right who often outsmarts her brilliant siblings. That film is set to premiere on the platform in September. Stranger Things, Netflix is still working out when Brown and her co-stars will return to production to shoot the third season of the hit series.
As for Bateman, not only did Ozark receive an Emmy nomination from Best Drama Series, Bateman also landed one for Best Actor, his third in a row for playing financial advisor turned money launderer, Marty Byrde on the hit Netflix series. Netflix recently announced the renewal of the show for its fourth and final season. He also earned an Emmy Nomination for best guest star in a drama series for his work on HBO’s The Outsider.
Bateman is repped by CAA and Lighthouse Management and Media. Brown is repped by WME and PCMA Management and Productions.
Sharpe is repped by APA and the Dystel, Goderich & Bourrett.
Congratulations are in order!!
Outstanding Drama Series
Better Call Saul
The Handmaid’s Tale
View the full nominations list here.
I’ve updated the gallery with thousands of missing photos of Millie from her endorsements and campaigns as well as photo sessions. I’ve cleaned up the photo gallery and created a new section for all of Millie’s endorsements and campaigns. Enjoy all the new additions!
2020 > Photo Session #002 – Screencaps
2019 > Photo Session #010 – Screencaps
2018 > Photo Session #005
2017 > Photo Session #015 – Screencaps
Endorsements and Campaigns > Boots UK
Endorsements and Campaigns > Calvin Klein
Endorsements and Campaigns > Citi
Endorsements and Campaigns > Converse
Endorsements and Campaigns > Florence by Mills
Endorsements and Campaigns > Moncler
Endorsements and Campaigns > Pandora
Endorsements and Campaigns > Penshoppe
Endorsements and Campaigns > Samsung Galaxy
Endorsements and Campaigns > Vogue Eyewear