“If We’re Not Married by 40 We’ll Get Married”, Stranger Things Stars Bond Grew Stronger After Filming Was Over
We all have a unique connection with our lifetime friends, to the point where they virtually belong in a separate category that transcends friendship. They have shared so many special moments with us that it often feels as though they understand us more than we know ourselves. And in other circumstances, like with actors Noah Schnapp and Millie Bobby Brown, we’re happy to work alongside these friends.
At Bright Side, we want to inform you about the friendship between these 2 stars who have spent time together both in front of and behind cameras for the past 7 years.
It all started with superficial work friendships and good vibes.
Millie Bobby Brown and Noah Schnapp met on the 2015 Netflix series, Stranger Things set, playing Eleven and Will. While they did not have many scenes together until the third season, the 2 hit it off right away as friends when they initially started shooting in the same year.
Schnapp even made the moment last forever by posting an Instagram photo of the cast on the first day of filming. “Day one, here we go,” the actor wrote. Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, and Caleb McLaughlin, who were also in the now-famous photo, were also there.
The actors are more than just friends. They’re best friends. The 2 became close because they worked on the show together and often posted about how much they loved each other on social media. They have a brother-sister relationship on the show, and it wasn’t hard for them to act like that because they’re the same in real life.
Brown even said her co-star was “the greatest friend a girl could ask for.” They also have cute nicknames for each other. Schnapp sometimes calls Brown “Mills” or “Millster” on Instagram, and Brown sometimes hails Schnapp as “Schnipper.”
Noah Schnapp and Millie Bobby Brown walked the red carpet together for the first time.
They also enjoy playing pranks on each other.
Long days on set can get boring, but Brown and Schnapp know how to keep things interesting. First, Brown played a massive joke on her co-star. “On our last day of filming season 4, Millie got the whole crew together and bought 2,000 water balloons,” Schnapp said. “Then she asked me to come back to our base camp and give her a hug. When I got there, I thought, ’Where is she? Let me go say goodbye.’”
Then, all of a sudden, Brown came out with a bunch of crew members carrying water balloons. They started to throw them at Schnapp. During an appearance on The Tonight Show, Brown said that she was getting back at her friend for a trick he had played on her before. Regardless, she said that the TV star has been “terrified” of Schnapp’s inevitable payback ever since the water balloon incident.
The actor who portrays Dustin Henderson, Gaten Matarazzo, acknowledged that the duo’s practical jokes occasionally go too far. During an interview on Inside of You, the actor described how Brown and Schnapp worked together to convince a bride-to-be on the hit program that her wedding site was suddenly unavailable just 2 weeks before the ceremony.
“I think afterward she took it well. Maybe not for the first day or 2. I was like, ’Whoa, so maybe no more pranks on set,’” Matarazzo shared.
They made a “marriage pact.”
Brown said, “If we’re not married by 40, we’ll get married.” She thinks the both of them would “make good roommates.” Schnapp added, “We’d be really good roomies.” But before making it clear, there wouldn’t be any kids in their made-up future marriage. They both agreed that there should be no kids at all because she joked that she couldn’t deal with a child of Schnapp’s.
Schnapp accepted, “That’s my dealbreaker.” Brown continued, “Only dogs. And separate rooms. You’re so messy.” Brown and Schnapp have a few decades to figure things out, but they already have a few rules for their possible marriage. The cute clip talks about how great it would be to live your life “completely platonically” with your best friend.
During the interview, they also talked more about how close they were as friends. Brown said, “One thing that Noah has done so well is he made me feel so comfortable, so empowered... he has always been my biggest supporter, cheering me on. I think it’s nice to have boys like that. Boys that support girls like that.”
Schnapp sweetly added, “Aw, you’re gonna make me cry!”
Even though Brown and Schnapp are best friends in real life, they don’t share many scenes on the show. However, that finally changed in season 4. Schnapp said it had been so much fun working with his best friend, Brown. “She is so talented, and working with her is amazing. I learn so much from her, so it’s been a great ride.”
“I love their sibling relationship that we get to show this season,” Schnapp stated. This season, we saw Will as El’s overprotective brother as she struggles in high school. He added, “It’s been fun to hang out together and play games when we’re not on set.” There are no new shared projects on the horizon, but they do agree to have a rest for now.
In your opinion, what is the most fantastic thing about Brown and Schnapp’s relationship? How long has your deepest friendship lasted?