Millie Bobbie Brown spoke with BioBioChile about the premiere of Enola Holmes 2 and how the 1888 Match Strike was key to returning to the role.
After the success of the last season of Stranger Things, Millie Bobbie Brown returned to the Netflix screen, this time with the sequel to Enola Holmes .
In the new film, the sister of Sherlock Holmes (Henry Cavill), follows in his footsteps and opens her own agency, only to realize that life as a detective for hire is not as easy as it seems.
Resigned to accept the harsh reality of adulthood, Enola is about to close the business when a poor saleswoman offers her her first official job. The objective? Finding a missing girl, as flashes of a conspiracy lead to a dangerous mystery.
The case turns out to be much more puzzling than expected, leading Enola to become involved in London's factories and colorful music theaters, to the highest rungs of society and 221B Baker Street itself.
Millie Bobbie Brown, the Match Girl Strike and Enola Holmes
In fact, the film also touches on the famous match girl strike of 1888, in London, where girls, adolescents and women workers of the match factory Bryant & May in Bow, mobilize against poor working conditions, which included 14-hour work, low wages, fines and serious illnesses for the use of non-white metal.
The protest ended with dozens of workers fired and with a change in the world of matches, where the use of toxic white phosphorus that was so damaging to health was prohibited.
Although Millie Bobby Brown did not know the details of the strike, she had no hesitation in getting involved in the project. “I heard about it from Harry Bradbeer (director) and Jack Thorne, our screenwriter. He approached us, proposed the idea to me (Millie is one of the producers) and I was moved because it goes with our theme of feminism”, the actress explained in conversation with BioBioChile.
For the actress, what she most rescued from this historic event was “That it worked. That really worked”. “These women went on strike, they sacrificed a lot and it worked. They saved a lot of people and they rose up, which is what this movie is about”, explained the 18-year-old interpreter .
Through Enola, the film portrays the potential of young women and how they have always fought for what they want. This is one of Millie's favorite things about her person.
“She is funny, very witty and intelligent. And I love that he not only wants to be a detective, but to dedicate himself to finding lost souls, which I think is kind and sweet”, he acknowledged.
“He makes me furious”
The film brings back Henry Cavill, Helena Boham Carter and Louis Partridge, of whom the actress only has good words. “He did amazing and Enola and Lord Tewkesbury getting together was very sweet and very necessary”.
He also had a very good experience with his brother in fiction, yes, Cavill did not told him nothing about his return as Superman.
“No, he didn't. I am not copied in the mails, which makes me furious”, she joked, but assured that Henry is an “incredibly talented actor, it is not strange that they wanted him back”.
Enola Holmes 2 is now available on Netflix.