Natalie Portman on Millie Bobby Brown Being Her Lookalike: She's Her 'Own Magical Person'
"I met Millie [Bobby Brown] at the Golden Globes a few months ago. She came up to me and was like, 'People keep telling me I look like the kid version of you!'" Natalie Portman said
The Annihilation star only fueled the comparisons further while portraying Brown’s beloved character, Eleven, during a recent skit on Saturday Night Live.
Despite the obvious similarities – both have shaved their heads for roles, started in the acting business at a young age and are queens of the sci-fi genre, for starters – Portman doesn’t want anyone living in her shadow.
“I met Millie at the Golden Globes a few months ago. She came up to me and was like, ‘People keep telling me I look like the kid version of you!'” she said during a recent interview with MTV News. “I was so flattered because she’s absolutely adorable and so talented. I’m like, ‘That is very nice, but I think you’re your own magical person.’ But it was fun to give a nod to that on SNL.”
Portman does, however, admit that she understands why fans are seeing double.
“I see that there’s something there, but I also find her much more magical than I see myself,” the Oscar winner, 36, shared. “She’s really wonderful.”
Brown, 14, retweeted the interview with a sweet message to her doppelganger.
“Was a dream come true meeting Natalie! So beautiful and talented,” the actress wrote.