Tuesday 30 May 2017

Winona Ryder upstaged by shaven-headed child actress in rave reviews for Netflix's Stranger Things

Millie Brown as Eleven. Photo: Netflix
Millie Brown as Eleven. Photo: Netflix

Geraldine Gittens

People are talking about Netflix’s new eight-part supernatural thriller Stranger Things.

Winona Ryder (44) plays a mother hunting for her missing son, but it’s not this Hollywood stalwart that has garnered all the attention.

The child actors fare better.

Millie Brown in particular, who plays the traumatised, shaven-headed “Eleven” found alone in the wilderness, has stolen the show.

While the character's vocabubulary barely stretches past half a dozen words, she skilfully holds her audience.

And she's garnered quite a lot of fans, some of whom now wish they'd shaved their hair as a child!

 

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