Look, we’re all hoping there’s some truth to the possibility of romance between two main characters in Stranger Things Season 3 — and so is Millie Bobby Brown.
Brown, who plays Eleven in the beloved Netflix series, fully supports co-star David Harbour’s teased idea of characters Chief Jim Hopper and Joyce Byers falling in love, telling Variety she “would love for them to get together.”
Talking to the publisher at an Emmy nomination event for Stranger Things in New York on Tuesday, Brown said she was in full support of a love story between her onscreen counterpart’s guardian, Hopper, and friend Will’s mum, Joyce.
“Listen, I would love for them to get together. Jopper is like my inspiration in life,” she said.
“Winona Ryder and David Harbour are like my parents. On set, they’re like, ‘Stop running, what are you eating, why are you eating that?’ David is like, ‘Another boy?’ And in the show, if they rekindle, that means Will and Eleven will be step-siblings. I would love that because Noah [Schnapp] is my boy best friend.”
Harbour teased fans about the undeniable chemistry between his character and Winona Ryder’s Joyce during a Q&A at a similar Emmy nomination celebration on Friday.
“It’s the summer of love in Hawkins, Indiana,” he said during the event at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
“It’s a really fun season where you’re gonna get to see these characters experience summer in Indiana, and there’s this sense of new relationships. It’s sort of a big celebration of love. That’s all I can say.”
Back in NYC, Brown also offered up a few thoughts on Season 3, confirming Harbour’s assertion that the next chapter will be more serious than the first two seasons. “It’s definitely going to get darker,” she said in a Q&A hosted by MTV’s Josh Horowitz after the screening.
“I think Eleven should sacrifice herself in some way,” she said, according to the publisher. “That’s how I kind of want that situation to go. I want to have her really sacrifice her powers.
“If Eleven loses her powers, is she as powerful just as a character? I think that would be very cool. I want to build her to be a strong person without her powers…But right now it’s very about her powers and I think taking that away slowly could be cool.”
Stranger Things Season 3 will be dropping on Netflix in summer 2019. Now, back to dreaming about Joyce and Hopper, sittin’ in a tree.
Additional reporting by Jess Joho.