It Took a Surprising Amount of Work to Create Eleven's Signature Haircut in Stranger Things

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Millie Bobby Brown is so good in Stranger Things that it’s hard to believe she’s only 12. The actress behind Eleven shared a video showing her getting Eleven’s short, short haircut; I had assumed it was as simple as just shaving it off, but it turns out there was a rather complicated cutting regimen.

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As an extra-cool bit of information tying this summer’s obsession to last summer’s: Stranger Things creators Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer told Entertainment Weekly that Millie and her parents were a bit hesitant about shaving her head, but Mad Max: Fury Road saved the day. “[W]e pulled out a magazine photograph of Charlize Theron as Furiosa and showed it to Millie. ‘Charlize looks totally badass, right?’ Millie agreed; Charlize looked badass. And that was it: She agreed to buzz it all off.”

And now the video seems even cooler now.

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Katharine is the Associate Director of Policy and Activism at the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the former managing editor of io9. She writes about technology policy and pop culture.

DISCUSSION

I was very pleasantly surprised by the kids in Stranger Things. I’m usually not a fan of child actors playing a huge role in things - maybe it’s PMS (Phantom Menace Syndrome) - but I really enjoyed the performances by these kids. Dustin and Lucas were the best in my opinion. They felt very much like the characters from the early 80s kids movies that I grew up on (which I know is the point).