Stranger Things star shares head shaving video

When you are a girl, your hair is a big deal. But it's no biggie for breakout child actor, Millie Bobby Brown.

Brown is the fresh-faced 12-year-old star of Netflix's Stranger Things thriller series and has shared a time lapse video showing her getting her head shaved for the role.

Actress Millie Bobby Brown attends the premiere of Stranger Things in Los Angeles, California. Photo / Getty
Actress Millie Bobby Brown attends the premiere of Stranger Things in Los Angeles, California. Photo / Getty

"Here it is!! The video of me getting my hair shaved for #StrangerThings! Enjoy! #buzzed," she tweeted alongside the video.


She also uploaded two short Instagram videos, a two-part series documenting the event.

The clip shows Bobby's hair going from long and flowing to short and shaved, which is one of the defining physical features of her character, Eleven.

Hair chopping part 2 #strangerthings #chopchop the full video is in my bio! #nohairdontcare

A video posted by Millie Bobby Brown (@milliebobby_brown) on

Matt and Ross Duffer, the creators of Stranger Things, told Entertainment Weekly that Brown was hesitant about shaving her hair.

They revealed it was Charlize Theron who swayed her opinion.

Charlize Theron also sported a shaved head for her character role in Mad Max Fury Road.
Charlize Theron also sported a shaved head for her character role in Mad Max Fury Road.

"Mad Max: Fury Road was about to come out, so we pulled out a magazine photograph of Charlize Theron as Furiosa and showed it to Millie," the brothers said.

"[We asked] 'Charlize looks totally badass, right?' Millie agreed; Charlize looked badass. And that was it: She agreed to buzz it all off."

The Duffer brothers also told EW about the experience of the cut itself.

"When the day of the haircut finally arrived, Millie's mom brought out a camcorder, while her dad ran away with tears in his eyes, unable to watch. It was a pretty dramatic scene. But also very quick," they explained.

"Within 10 minutes we had shaved it all off and slapped a fake '11' tattoo on Millie's wrist. Millie looked at herself in the mirror, gave her best Furiosa scream - and Eleven was born."

- NZ Herald

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