Everyone loves Eleven on Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things‘ but Millie Bobby Brown, the actress who plays her, would like to switch things up in the upcoming third season. We’ve seen her save the day in two seasons with her powers and the actress is hoping that she won’t have to be relying on them so much to come through for the next outing.
Not only would she like not to have to use her powers but possibly even get rid of them:
“I think Eleven should sacrifice herself in some way. That’s how I kind of want that situation to go. I want to have her really sacrifice her powers. If Eleven loses her powers, is she as powerful just as a character? I think that would be very cool. I want to build her to be a strong person without her powers…But right now it’s very about her powers, and I think taking that away slowly could be cool.”
I suspect that the long game with whatever the writers have in mind would require her to keep her powers, use them all up at the end of the series, or if they don’t have a happy ending in mind for Eleven than perhaps also sacrifice her life to save her friends in Hawkins, Indiana. Still, the concept is a fun one and even if only temporary could change up the dynamic of the character if she suddenly doesn’t have her powers to fall back on.
That could be very problematic for everyone as the actress has confirmed of the upcoming season that “it’s definitely going to get darker.”
The other thing she wants for her character is at least a bit of time without having to be the solution to a world-ending problem as when she refers to her character Brown states:
“I don’t think she knows how to be a girl. She’s been looking like a boy for a very long time. They thought she was a boy in Season 1. I mean, some of my friends now are like, ‘The first time I saw you I thought you were a dude.”
Would you want to see Eleven lose her powers in the third season of ‘Stranger Things’? Do you think Millie Bobby Brown would be able to give us a new dimension to her character if she had to play the part without having these abilities available to her? Share your thoughts below!