Just like her character Eleven from Stranger Things, Millie Bobby Brown is in fact a little rebellious. In a recent interview with Preview, the young actress revealed that she secretly dyed her hair blonde while filming the series' third season!
In the official trailer below, you can see that she's now sporting a curly lob, which is a more feminine look compared to the previous seasons. But in case you haven't noticed, El’s hair also looks distinctly lighter—almost a caramel brown shade, it's a bit of a leap from her dark chocolate tresses from season two.
Here's what Eleven's hair looked like in season two:
...versus her new dye job for season three:
The reason for the sudden change, Millie reveals, had nothing to do with the Duffer Brothers A.K.A. the show’s creators. It was apparently a spontaneous decision between Millie and her hairstylist. She recalls, “You’re going to get this firsthand. I’ve never told anyone this. But basically, one day on the set of season three, we were prepping to see what my hair would look like. And Sarah Hindsgaul, the woman who has done my hair for the last four years on Stranger Things, she was like, ‘We’re going to have it cut, it's going to be this short' and it was just my natural brown hair color. But we were like, ‘If we don’t tell the Duffer brothers, we just might dye it blonde a little bit.' We’re not going to tell them at all! Sarah was like, ‘We’re going to keep it a secret, hope for the best!’ And our excuse would be like, I was just out under the sun!" And true enough, no one on the set noticed.
“They didn’t notice for four months!” Millie said, “And [the Duffer brothers] only found out when they came in as I was re-dying my hair, and the were like, ‘What are you doing?’ [Sarah] and I were like, ‘We’re dying my hair,’ and they’re like, ‘You don’t dye your hair for the show!’ And we were like, ‘Oh we’ve been dying it for four months. You had no idea.’” And since they were already in the middle of filming when they found out, they just decided to just stick to El’s blonder ‘do.
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Stranger Things 3 premieres on July 4 on Netflix.