For any teenager, the first kiss is a pivotal coming-of-age moment. The landmark occasion is often reserved for the privacy of schoolyard behind-the-bleachers hideouts. That is, if you’re not one of Hollywood’s leading young starlets.
For British actress Millie Bobby Brown, the tender milestone of her first kiss was shared with her “Stranger Things” co-star and IRL BFF Finn Wolfhard, a series-making moment that traded privacy for the glare of Netflix’s studio lights.
Brown’s character Eleven first locked lips with Wolfhard’s on-screen character in the debut season of the smash-hit horror series, an act that left the 13-year-old actress yelling “Kissing sucks!” after the cameras stopped rolling.
Thankfully, Brown recovered from her revulsion by the time the series’ much-anticipated season two rolled around which featured Eleven and Mike finally sharing THAT Snowball Dance kiss.
While in Australia for a series of Supernova Comic-Con appearance, Brown took a break from her Sydney photo shoot to dish about what it was really like to kiss Wolfhard again.
The breakout star of “Stranger Things” stopped by Studio 10 to clear the air about her initial apprehension behind the kiss.
“It was my first kiss,” revealed Brown. “It was weird, but it was fine.”
When asked by the interview if she liked it, Brown blushed before slightly deflecting.
“Oh, God,” she said. “Finn is one of my closest friends and I love him. I don’t want to kiss a stranger, so kissing Finn was easy. It sounds so weird to say. Finn’s a great guy. Kissing him was easy. I don’t know if you’ve seen the second season, but we kissed again whilst dancing and it was romantic and all that.”
Watch the full interview below to hear Brown ruminate on everything from growing up in the spotlight to the incredibly devoted and diverse “Stranger Things” fanbase!