The much-awaited sequel to Enola Holmes came out just at the end of last month to millions of eager viewers who just couldn’t stop refreshing their browsers. Henry Cavill once again reprised his role as the astute Sherlock Holmes, and his co-star Millie Bobby Brown once again graced the screen in the lead role of Enola Holmes, the latter’s younger sister.
It’s definitely no doubt that Brown and Cavill have developed quite a liking for each other as friends and onscreen buddies. But there are strict boundaries that they both have agreed to set up between each other before things get out of hand, and for some unknown reason, people find it weird.
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Fans Defend Their Enola Holmes Stars From Public Backlash Over Boundaries
Millie Bobby Brown and Henry Cavill have developed quite the on-screen chemistry with each other, which of course has been forged through their time playing the brother-sister duo of Sherlock Holmes and Enola Holmes in the two movies based on the adventures of the latter.
However, their friendship has its own set of boundaries which both the movie stars make sure to maintain properly.
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During an interview with Deadline earlier this month, Brown revealed some interesting details about how her relationship with the Man of Steel star is different from her relationship with her Stranger Things cast members –
“[We have] like a really good friendship, a really healthy one. One that we have terms and conditions.”
“I know Henry. He has terms and conditions with me. I’m not allowed to ask about his personal life. It’s like, ‘Millie, shut up. No.’ And I’m like ‘Understood.'”
“Whereas with the Stranger Things kids, it’s different. There’s no boundaries because it’s like we’re all siblings. But with Henry, he’s very strict with me, which I appreciate.”
That’s a great way to keep things in line, especially considering their huge age gap. But it seems like some thoughtful sections of the internet were weirded out by the boundaries the two have set up, much to the confusion and anger of Enola Holmes fans –
Henry Cavill having explicit boundaries with Millie Bobbie Brown is somehow weird and newsworthy to people and not just how a 40 year old man should behave around a girl who just turned 18.
— Pyramid Chad (@redpyrameadhead) November 9, 2022
Henry Cavill, a guy who shows himself to be normal and fairly cool, continues to be normal and fairly cool
I suppose it is newsworthy in that a guy who is rich and famous is not an out-and-out freakazoid
— GymClassWarfare (@gymclasswarfare) November 9, 2022
They’re outing themselves –
Even weirder are the people like “haha she’s obviously into him”. Really gives me insight into all the creepy older guys who thought teenage me being friendly and polite was a green light.
— Karua (@karuafem) November 10, 2022
Very telling of the times –
Lol I saw that headline like woooow low bar “adult man acts appropriately and professionally with young female costar” sad
— Cameron Plath (@camplath20) November 9, 2022
The issues are making themselves –
He set healthy limits to their friendship, and people are making it weird for them lol.
— Moots DM for Discord (@PissQuarter) November 9, 2022
Read the full thing, guys –
Everyone in here making comments and opinions over the headline that baited you. You know what the boundary was? It was that he doesn’t talk to her about his personal life or about anyone he is in relations with. He prefers to keep his life private. That’s it move on.
— Chad Mahnken (@MahnkenChad) November 10, 2022
It’s quite weird that people would even assume that the two had a romantic connection. While their chemistry is amazing in both Enola Holmes movies, it’s very telling of the people that associate the two as lovers.
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The Twitter War On Millie Bobby Bobby Brown And Henry Cavill’s Boundaries Continues
Many were quick to dismiss the boundaries set between Millie Bobby Brown and Henry Cavill, calling them weird. But it’s better to have them up before anything out of line even happens.
While it is true that the ones calling the whole boundaries talk weird, it is also very hypocritical (and hypocritically weird) to assume that the two would date or even be slightly interested in each other in a romantic way.
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However, the internet has many opinions and the counter-arguments against those defending the Enola Holmes stars’ boundaries have popped up too. The latest offense comes in the form of people calling out Henry Cavill for dating a 19-year-old girl while in his 30s –
I don't know about the tik tok conspiracy theory, but he dated a 19 year old a few years ago while he was in his 30s, and I found out because of this shit, so whatever it was it backfired on himhttps://t.co/VNa7te2BPy
— James Gray (@JamesGrayPoupon) November 9, 2022
Maybe he is trying to avoid that from now on –
I mean, my man was in his 30s dating a 19 year old. Let's hope he learned his lesson. 🙄
— ℜ𝔞𝔠𝔥𝔢𝔩 (@RayDayPlays) November 10, 2022
That comment might land him in trouble yet again –
Please, he dated a 19 year old 5 years ago and constantly touted about how “mature” she was for her age. He’s no better
— Mizako (@Mizako17) November 10, 2022
Everyone forgot about this, although it’s a bit off-topic –
— Rich Clarkophile (@exposingrich) November 9, 2022
That’s a hilarious description –
He’s dated a 19 yo publicly and he’s just a good looking neck beard with bordering incel views
— those are certainly all words • fuck12 • (@TheTresTinyOne) November 9, 2022
Playing his cards very carefully –
It's news worthy because he dated a 19 year old a few years back, and he has some interesting thoughts on the Me Too movement, so he's being careful.
— 🦃 (@ehs06702) November 10, 2022
If you’re just finding out about all of this and find it a bit too overwhelming, it’s alright. Take a break and catch the latest Enola Holmes 2 on Netflix.