Millie Bobby Brown, the young breakout star of Netflix’s hit series Stranger Things, reprised her role as mysterious telepath Eleven on The Late Show. But the stakes were lower this time than the cult hit, as Stephen Colbert used Eleven’s mind powers to simply heat up his burrito (“so evenly warmed!”) and make a Coca-Cola can dance.
During the interview segment, the effervescent Brown told Colbert that researching the early Eighties for the show introduced her to her new obsession: records. “I didn’t know what a record player was … and then I played it,” she said, adding that she got a record player for Christmas to listen to her favorite artists Adele, Ed Sheeran, Amy Winehouse and Beyonce. “I’m fed up with screens now. I want to get stuff like this.” Brown also said she wasn’t familiar with Dungeons & Dragons, the fantasy game that frames the series. “I couldn’t say ‘demogorgon’ at first,” Brown said.
Brown talked excitedly about her newfound fame and friendship with Sia collaborator and dancer Maddie Ziegler, jokingly telling Colbert they were having open castings to join their “squad.” The three-question test to join Brown and Ziegler’s squad included knowing the acronym for “bae” (“I didn’t know it stood for anything,” said Colbert), knowing what it means when something is “lit” (“Like, this interview is lit,” said Brown) and finally what it means when a person says “R.T.” “Retweet?” Colbert guessed sheepishly. Brown was shocked. She gave the host a high-five for making it into her squad.
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