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 didnâ€™t exactly come out of the blue — there were a couple trailers and posters, but nothing too crazy (the show wasnâ€™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 â€˜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 â€” the 11(ish)-year-old kids who served as the leads of the show. Itâ€™s hard enough for films to find one good child actor, let alone a handful. But there wasnâ€™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 whoâ€™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, â€œovernight successesâ€ are truly never really overnight, as Brown explains in an interview with Stephen Colbert.
â€œItâ€™s been a four-year overnight success. I havenâ€™t been doing this for, like my whole lifeâ€¦just about [50 percent] (laughs). Itâ€™s very overwhelming in the best possible way. Itâ€™s all very newâ€¦â€
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 itâ€™s unclear if Eleven will be making a return (although it certainly seems inevitable).
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SOURCE: The Late Show