STRANGER THINGS: How Millie Bobby Brown and Mariah Carey formed an unlikely friendship
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Millie Bobby Brown chimed in on her close friendship with Mariah Carey while promoting her new Netflix movie 'Enola Holmes 2' on Thursday, October 27.
During an appearance on 'The Tonight Show' Starring Jimmy Fallon, the British actress, 18, was asked by the host if there was "anyone surprising" who loved her from her performance on the Netflix sci-fi horror drama 'Stranger Things'. Jimmy noted that Mariah, 53, and her 11-year-old twins Monroe and Morocco were huge fans of Millie and even carved her Eleven character into a pumpkin for Halloween in 2019.
The host displayed a photo that Mariah posted on Instagram, featuring Morocco posing as Millie's psychokinetic character Eleven.
Millie said she saw the post and decided she needed to meet Morocco, whom she described as "the cutest thing ever." She continued, "And, you know, do the pose and make him think that I have superpowers. We met, Monroe and Morocco, who are just the most brilliant little children. And obviously, I just like met Mariah and was like, 'Oh', we connected." Jimmy subsequently asked, "You connected with Mariah Carey?" Millie said, "Yeah, Mimi," with a playful head tilt as she used the crooner's nickname.
Jimmy asked if Mariah ever texted her, to which Millie said they texted earlier in the day. She explained that they bonded after having grown up in the public eye and connecting on many different levels. "But also I love the way that she leads her life with so much power. And she has so much knowledge, and she's so wise. And she's just been an incredible guiding light for me and then we connected," the actress said
Millie also revealed how the five-octave singer frequently breaks into song during her visits. "No, it's a real thing. ...She does it when we're eating Chinese food," she said. Jimmy told her he would talk to Maria about it the next time she comes on his show. "Oh, no, she'll just do it. And she'll just be talking to you and she'll be like, 'Always be my baby,'' Millie said, attempting to hit the high notes like her pal.
What's more? Millie also revealed that she actually sang with Mariah in her studio. "It's the most magical. She is the most talented singer ever," she gushed.
Talking about Netflix's 'Enola Holmes' movies, an adaptation of The Enola Holmes Mysteries, a young adult fiction series of detective novels by American author Nancy Springer, Millie said, "This is something that I have been wanting to do since I was little," she told Jimmy. "I mean at 13, 14, I read the book series and I went to my dad and I said, I wanted to make it. So for me, my older sister and I have collaborated on this project and made sure it came to light in the most authentic and British way as possible. And, you know, I never had, growing up, a female British lead to look up to and Enola is that for me and it's been an amazing experience creating it."
Millie plays the protagonist again in the second iteration while also serving as a producer alongside her older sister Paige Brown, 28.