Actress Millie Bobby Brown has teased that Season 3 of Stranger Things will see Eleven go through her “coming of age” story.
The hit Netflix series, which began production last month, won’t be back for new episodes this year – but that hasn’t stopped the cast teasing what the characters will be going through when the show returns.
After a darker second season, Stranger Things ended on a high note with Eleven beginning to settle into her new life, as Jim Hopper’s (David Harbour) adopted daughter, Jane. While she isn’t completely out of the woods yet, Season 3 of the show will begin with Eleven living the life of a normal teenage girl, after a significant time jump. And after the tender moment she shared with Mike (Finn Wolfhard) it’s likely that the third season will see the two growing closer.
Brown, who spoke with Variety at Netflix’s FYSee event alongside co-star Noah Schnapp and director Shawn Levy, teased what fans can expect from Eleven when the new season begins:
“It’s a beautiful storyline for Eleven this season. It’s really a coming of age for her and understanding what being a normal teenage girl is.”
During the Stranger Things panel, the actress also opened up about her process in bringing a character like Eleven to life, revealing that she has already developed a method which allows her to delve into the character’s emotions:
“I found another side of my acting that I didn’t know about. I found techniques on how to cry and how to get angry, and I learned so much from Eleven, from those episodes of being isolated, that when I’m back Season 3, things happen — stranger things happen. I’m just saying I use that style of acting now and my method of acting for Season 3.”
It will certainly be interesting to see how Eleven goes about finding her own identity as a “normal” teenager after so many years of being locked away and experimented on, as it will add a different dimension to the troubled character.
More news on Stranger Things 3 when we have it.