Millie Bobby Brown Responded To Those 'Evil Eleven' Theories, And I'm Concerned About Stranger Things 4

Are they going to ~Daenerys Targaryen~ Eleven?

Don’t want spoilers from season three of Stranger Things? Stop reading now, folks!

Reading, that is…
Credit: Netflix

Since the third season of Stranger Things dropped, and fans proceeded to binge the eight episodes in like, two days, there have been questions about where the show is going next.

But without a whole lot (or any) information to work with at this point, us dedicated fans have been forced to settle for the next best thing: speculation.  

If you’ve been keeping up with all things ST, you’ll know that one of the bigger theories out there (aside from Hopper being alive) is that Eleven is going to turn to the dark side next season.

*You remember what I said about spoilers, yeah?*

Some fans have come to believe that Eleven may still be infected by the Mind Flayer, despite the fact that she tore the creature from her leg.

What. A. Badass.
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As a result of the attack from the spidery-shadowy monster thing, Eleven lost her powers, and this only has people more convinced that it’s lurking within her. This would mean that sweet little El is well on her way to becoming an evil being like Billy.

To be fair, more unusual things than this have happened on the show. Like, a child being sucked into an alternate dimension where he has to communicate with his mother using Christmas lights… So, it’s not beyond the realms of possibility.

During an interview with Elle Magazine, Millie Bobby Brown, (a.k.a the lady behind El’s character), spoke for the first time about the concept and well… she didn’t shoot it down.

“I kind of like it! I’m into it,” she started.  

However, the 15-year-old actor made sure to highlight her performance was not intentionally hinting at this trajectory.

“I wasn’t playing it like that [in season three],” she said.

“We don’t know what happens in season 4. I definitely don’t. In scenes after the Mind Flayer grabbed me, I wasn’t playing it as I was infected. I was definitely playing it as normal as possible.”

Bobby Brown went on to share that theories like this one mess with her a little because she realises they’re certainly possible in the world of Stranger Things. But in saying that, she also stated that she wouldn’t be against an evil Eleven.

“And what if she is the villain? That would be so cool,” she told the mag.

“Wouldn’t that be cool? I’d love to be the villain, but then I also wouldn’t because Eleven is perfect. It would suck.”

I don’t know about you guys, but if I have to sit through another final season that turns a powerful female lead into a villain, there’s a good chance I’ll riot.

Same goes if they kill off Hopper for real.

Sean Astin Of Stranger Things Appeared At NY Comic-Con Because Apparently, He Was In LOTR

He even sang a song about po-tay-toes.

ICYMI, New York Comic-Con was held over the weekend, and as the huge event tends to do, it brought a long list of big-name celebs with it.

Over four days, audiences were treated to interviews with the likes of John Krasinski (who was chatting Jack Ryan), Ryan Reynolds (there to discuss Free Guy) and even your old pal, Sean Astin of Stranger Things.

Now, I know this might come as a shock to a lot of people, but Astin was not actually attending Comic-Con to discuss Bob Newby and the Upside-Down.

In fact, Sean Astin was not at the event for Stranger Things at all. The actor who brought Joyce’s sweet, dear boyfie to life in season two of the Netflix hit was in New York for a Lord Of The Rings reunion panel.

I know! Astin? A part of another pop culture zeitgeist? Yes, friends. It’s true. The 48-year-old actor played a character known as Samwise Gamgee in The Lord of The Rings trilogy and appeared at the Con alongside Billy Boyd who played Pippin in the series of films.

Remember this little trilogy?
Credit: New Line Cinema

Okay, I’ll drop the sarcasm now.

The pair sat with SYFY for a reunion interview about the iconic movies in which they discussed nearly freezing their toes off while wearing hobbit feet, and the po-tay-toes remix that took over the Internet a few years back. Astin even performed a little rendition.

Haven’t heard the ‘Boil ‘Em’ tune? Have a listen below. Just be prepared to have it stuck in your head for the next 64 years.  

“Boil ’em. Mash ’em. Stick ’em in a stew.”


In the last few minutes of the ‘Hobbits Reunited!’ interview, Astin recounted a story from his time on (you guessed it) Stranger Things.

“So, one of my favourite moments in Stranger Things that I got to do… Bob is, you know, brought by the kids in the middle of the night to this dead pumpkin patch and gets a shovel with Joyce and goes down into this pit -this hole. And now, all of a sudden, he’s in the map that the little boy drew.

“Bob doesn’t question it. Bob just rolls with it, man. And we get over there and the Sheriff… is being smothered by these living snake vines. So, we cut him out. We cut the vines – the snakey things or whatever. And he [the Sheriff] stands up. And as he stands up, as he’s dusting himself off – and Joyce is very upset – he says: ‘Hey Bob’. And I say, ‘Hey Jim’.

“…I thought that was really funny.”

I mean, how could the discussion *not* move this way, right?

Boyd also took his chance to take a swing at Stranger Things chat during the interview. Just as the discussion was wrapping up, he turned to Astin and said:

“You know the worst thing in Stranger Things?”

“When Bob could’ve run away from that monster and he just stopped. Why didn’t he just keep running?”

The question was followed by like 20 seconds of awkward silence.

Astin then replied:

“Alright. ‘Bob stops running, period’. Turn the page. It doesn’t go well. ‘Joyce enters. Sees Bob. Stops cold’. It’s not going well… ‘Demagorgan demadogs crash through the door’. At this point I just put the script down.”

Rough though it may be… you’ve got to admit: Boyd did have a point.

Oh, lol Pippin!
Credit: New Line Cinema

Twitter Has Made Today Sean Astin Appreciation Day, And We're Not Complaining

You best show some respect for Samwise Gamgee.

A Twitter user has unknowingly kicked off an entire movement this Saturday, August 10th, after shooting out a naive tweet.

@samxgrace posted an un-freaking-believably cute collection of photos picturing Sean Astin holding an otter and along with the snaps, wrote the caption:

“idk who needed this but sean astin from stranger things with an otter”

Those 13 words caused a straight eruption on the Internet. Because… well, folks, the 48-year-old actor is much, much more than just his role in Stranger Things season two.

Probably most notably, Astin played absolute angel Samwise Gamgee; the hobbit who was Frodo Baggins’ best friend in a little legendarium known as Lord Of The Rings.

Samwell ya freaking legend.
Image: New Line Cinema

But, in case you were wondering, he’s also held roles in The Goonies, 50 First Dates, Rudy, Click, and No Good Nick – which is streaming on Netflix right now.

Naturally, the tweet which massively simplified Astin’s resume as an actor went completely viral. His daughter Ali responded directly, telling fans that: “@SeanAstin didn’t change my diapers to be known as ‘Sean Astin from Stranger Things.’”

And eventually, the man himself hopped online to poke fun at the chaos.

He responded to his daughter’s tweet, saying:

“Early flight training sweetie. Bob Newby Superhero to the rescue!!!

If you’re keen for a little stroll down Sean-Astin-specific-memory lane, here are a few of the best tweets to come out of this:

(You’re welcome).

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