Despite Stranger Things character Eleven being obsessed with Eggos, Millie Bobby Brown reveals that she doesn’t like them.
During a recent installment of WIRED‘s Auto Complete Interview segment to promote her new film Enola Holmes 2, Millie Bobby Brown reveals that one key way she differs from her Stranger Things character Eleven is in her feelings about waffles. According to the star, she hated eating waffles so much that she needed a spit bucket on set.
“No, I don’t. People think I do, but actually in Stranger Things I had a little spit bucket next to me and I’d spit into it because I couldn’t swallow the waffles because I’d gag.”
Though it’s not the most glamorous aspect of film and TV production, spit buckets for food items are quite common on sets, not just because some actors don’t like the same foods as their characters, but because doing take after take of the same eating scene means actors have to spit out the food so they don’t get sick from overeating. In Brown’s case, it sounds like it might have been a case of disliking the waffles and not wanting to stuff herself with them all day, but either way, it’s pretty clear you won’t find Eggos in her freezer. When asked later in the interview about her favorite foods, Brown noted that raw carrots and cheese are among her favorites.
Though it’s not the most glamorous aspect of film and television production, spit buckets for food are quite common on sets, not only because some actors don’t like the same foods as their characters, but also because doing take after take of the same eating scene requires actors to spit out the food so they don’t get sick from overeating. In Brown’s case, it sounds like she disliked the waffles and didn’t want to eat them all day, but it’s evident she doesn’t keep Eggos in her freezer. Later in the interview, when asked about her favorite foods, Brown mentioned raw carrots and cheese.
But that doesn’t mean Brown shares absolutely nothing in common with Eleven. She also confirmed during the interview that she has Eleven’s “011” designation tattoo permanently inked on her arm.
Enola Holmes 2 is now streaming on Netflix, and Brown will play Eleven at least one more time when Stranger Things debuts its fifth and final season.