If you’re like me, you thought Millie Bobby Brown’s performance as Eleven was one of the best parts about Stranger Things. Speaking of being traumatized, you might think that the moment she got her head shaved would provide all of the fuel she needed to portray the character—especially since the Duffer brothers didn’t inform her about the haircut until the last audition. Apparently, she was able to get through it with the help of Furiosa.
“I sat in the chair, and, one by one, they cut it off,” Brown told IndieWire. “I was like, ‘Oh no. What have I done? And they told me, ‘I want you to have the mind-frame of Charlize Theron in Mad Max.” And we did this sort of split-screen of her and me, and the resemblance was amazing! I thought, ‘Wow, that’s such an amazing way to put it, you know?’ It was the best decision I’ve ever, ever made.”
Watch the moment in the video below.