Back & Forth

Millie & Winona

19.09.2018 | By PAOLO BOCCHI

Netflix, with the series Stranger Things, made sure that they met. Facing each other. One is the mirror image of the other. Millie Bobby Brown, 14 years old in February, looks like a very young Winona. Winona, born in October 1971, looks like Millie’s “in a few years time” version. Strange Things Happen

Winona Ryder

Still water runs deep. A proverb that fits perfectly on a woman like Winona Ryder, who has recently returned to the limelight for her participation, in the role of Joyce Byers, in the Netflix series “Stranger Things”, after a lot, perhaps too much, time, her notoriety was only due to “bad news” referring to thefts, drugs and related trials. Winona Ryder: an envied actress, an icon, Johnny Depp’s partner, innocent and mischievous at the same time, a star apparently out of place in the hollywoodian firmament; unique, in all respects. Some of the films in which she acts: Edward Scissorhands, Night on Earth, Dracula, The Age of Innocence, Little Women. To name a few. Then, suddenly, the crisis, the abyss, the impasse. In 2000 – 2001 the problems started with the law, which in America does not forgive. Winona enters a tunnel. And the tunnel gets darker and darker. Until the return, this time yes, real, in the Netflix series in which her natural heir also plays a part, she looks amazingly like her: Millie Bobby Brown. It is no coincidence that Millie and Wynona have re-found themselves on the same set.

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Millie Bobby Brown

Born in Spain to British parents in 2004, Millie Bobby Brown belongs by default to what is commonly called Generation Z. Overactive mind, inquisitive look, and an age that seems premature for everything, if we were not talking about her: Millie, or Milly, better known to most with the name of Eleven, the character she plays in “Stranger Things”; part obtained after one of the directors approached her during an audition whispering her: “Would you be ready to cut off all your hair off”? Hair removed, role won. So, thanks to a haircut, the career of the young Brown began, a career that now sees her at work in the second season of Stranger Things and in the movie “Godzilla: King of the Monsters”.

One of the most striking things about Millie Bobby Brown is her incredible resemblance to Winona Ryder. The eyes, the depth of expression, the delicate face, the androgynous traits, and the strange “restlessness” that sets the rules. It is no coincidence that Millie and Wynona have re-found themselves on the same set.

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