These celebs could not keep their cool when meeting the breakout star of Stranger Things
Anybody who’s seen at least one episode of Netflix’s hit series Stranger Things can attest to its mesmerizing plot and super-talented cast, which includes breakout star (and birthday girl!) Millie Bobby Brown.
But we’re not the only ones taking note. In fact, Hollywood A-listers (Lea! Laverne! Sophia!) have already pledged their loyalty to Brown and her critically acclaimed performance almost immediately following the show’s premiere episode. And we can’t blame them.
Keep scrolling to see which stars can’t get enough of Eleven — err, Millie.
The supermodel couldn’t contain her excitement when she met the young actress, sharing two photos of them posing in the same white leather moto jacket by Calvin Klein. “When you meet your girl crush irl 😻,” Kloss wrote in the caption of the photo.
“Drake is my man. He’s amazing,” she told E! News on the carpet at the 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards. “I love him.”
Brown said met Drake after going backstage at one of the rapper’s show, where they had a mutual freakout moment over meeting one another. “This moment was amazing. I was in his dressing room with his whole family. He invited me to the show,” she said. “He was having a fanboy moment, I was having a fangirl moment, and I’ll never forget it.”
LIEV SCHREIBER & SON SAMUEL
The Ray Donovan star didn’t even care about waiting around to see if he won for outstanding lead actor in a drama once he and his 8-year-old son, Samuel Kai, came face-to-face with Eleven herself. “Shut the front door!!! We can go home now,” he captioned a picture of Brown and Samuel grinning from the audience. (Well, what could top that?)
The “Younger Now” crooner gets to know the Stranger Things actress after her 2017 MTV VMAs performance.
The 14-year-old star revealed that she’s grown pretty close to none other than the fellow model and actress, explaining during a red carpet interview with MTV that the two have “been texting.”
“It’s: ‘What are you wearing?’ ‘Oh my God, that’s amazing. Let me see. Send me a picture,’ ” she said. “It’s very detailed.”
Hugh Jackman witnessed Watson and Millie’s adorable meet-cute, which took place at the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards. We imagine the pair were showering each other with compliments over their award-winning performances in Beauty and the Beast and Stranger Things, respectively.
Jackson and Brown, who starred together in the music video for the xx’s “I Dare You” music video, were spotted spending the day together in a California neighborhood, where the pair were seen walking as Jackson slung one arm over Brown’s shoulders. The Stranger Things actress posted a sweet photo of the two friends hugging on Instagram, with the caption, “See you soon sista.” Jackson also posted the same photo, writing, “See you soon, sunshine!”
Following her hangout with Jackson, Brown also spent some quality time with Baywatch actor Zac Efron, posting a picture on her Snapchat account with the caption, “With this dude.”
Their best-friendship is picture-perfect and aww-inducing (for further proof, peek through the pair’s respective Instagram accounts) — the dancer and actress have even been to Disney together! And their meet-cute is even better than expected. In an interview with InStyle, the Dance Moms alum recounted the story of how the two met: “She used to watch Dance Moms all the time, like she knows every episode, and she came to one of my So You Think You Can Dance tapings and we met afterwards,” Ziegler said. “I didn’t know what she was doing at the time — she mentioned she had a show on Netflix — so I went home and literally binge-watched the whole season of Stranger Things in two days. It was so good.”
In a recent chat with PEOPLE, Ziegler said in that first meeting, “we actually connected. I was like, ‘I know we’ll be friends.’ ” One of their biggest shared bonds? Growing up in the spotlight. “We talk about that all the time,” Ziegler said. “We love how we’re so alike in so many ways. We’re two people that are so happy that we found each other because we could relate to each other, and we’re not brats in this industry and can just enjoy time together. We relate in so many ways being in the industry!”
Although Bush has yet to meet the Stranger Things star in person, the actress could not keep her excitement under control when announcing the 2017 SAG Awards nominees. “It was impossible for me to hide how excited I was for Millie Bobby Brown,” she told PEOPLE, adding that she is “obsessed” with the Netflix series. “I was really trying to play it cool, but I think she’s such a tour de force in this tiny young lady, and I’m just thrilled that she’s being recognized alongside the greats like Nicole Kidman, and Viola Davis, Uzo Aduba.”
LAUREN & AARON PAUL
Following his interview with Millie for Elle, The Path star (who mentioned grabbing dinner with the Stranger Things star once she made it back to the States from Spain) and his wife Lauren snapped a pic with Millie at their in-person meeting. “It’s official,” wrote Lauren, adding #firstfamilyphoto.
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It was love at first meeting for Michele, who ran into the Stranger Things actress at the 2016 Emmys. “This girl … It was so lovely meeting you last night,” the Glee alum wrote on Instagram. “You are the sweetest, smartest, most lovely young lady.”
The highest form of flattery? Getting to make a cameo on the Orange Is the New Black star’s Instagram video.
BRB, adding “Meet Millie Bobby Brown” to our bucket list.