The Netflix original series Stranger Things seems to be evidence that truly good storytelling will get noticed by fans. A couple months back, the eight-episode first season dropped onto Netflix. It didn’t exactly come out of the blue -- there were a couple trailers and posters, but nothing too crazy (the show wasn’t even pushed on the home screen when I logged in). After a few days, however, the show really seemed to catch on like wildfire.
Fans were swept away by the ‘80s nostalgia, the strong storytelling, and the talented cast. While Stranger Things was firing on all cylinders, the really impressive feat seemed to lie in its younger cast — the 11(ish)-year-old kids who served as the leads of the show. It’s hard enough for films to find one good child actor, let alone a handful. But there wasn’t a weak performance in the group.
One of these wonderful performances came from young actress Millie Bobby Brown, who played Eleven, a young girl who’d been subjected to inhumane experiments her whole life, and who came away with telekinetic abilities. Stranger Things viewers have called this girl an overnight success, but of course, “overnight successes” are truly never really overnight, as Brown explains in an interview with Stephen Colbert.
“It’s been a four-year overnight success. I haven’t been doing this for, like my whole life…just about [50 percent] (laughs). It’s very overwhelming in the best possible way. It’s all very new…”
You can take a look at the full interview below, wherein they cover many different topics such as scary things, and the generation gap between Colbert and Brown:
In addition to the interview, The Late Show also created a charming little sketch with Brown and Colbert wherein Colbert makes her heat up his burrito:
Stranger Things has been confirmed for a second season, though it’s unclear if Eleven will be making a return (although it certainly seems inevitable).
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SOURCE: The Late Show