Millie Bobby Brown and Henry Cavill formed a special connection while portraying the brother-and-sister detective pair Enola and Sherlock Holmes in Netflix’s Enola Holmes series.
While she and her Stranger Things co-stars felt like “all siblings” on the blockbuster Netflix sci-fi programs, the 18-year-old actress stated that it was quite different with Man Of Steel actor Henry Cavill.
Millie Bobby Brown likes working with Henry Cavill
In Enola Holmes 2, Millie Bobby Brown, 18, and Henry Cavill, 39, play a brother-sister duo. Despite their age gap, Brown had no trouble bonding with the Man of Steel actor. Millie Bobby Brown in a recent interview published on November 2 stated that their friendship is different from the “schoolmate” one she enjoys with Stranger Things co-stars Noah Schnapp and Charlie Heaton.
“With Henry, it feels like a real adult relationship. Like a really healthy one,” Brown explained, “One that we have terms and conditions. I know Henry. He has terms and conditions with me.”
Enola Holmes 2 director Harry Bradbeer described Henry Cavill as having a “very rational approach” to matters like his character Sherlock, telling the source that the Man of Steel star and Brown had an “interesting, fun dynamic” on production. “They’re always poking at each other,” Bradbeer said. “And Millie tickles him up a little bit and surprises him. And he goes with it.”
Henry Cavill set a condition working with Millie Bobby Brown
Millie Bobby Brown then revealed that one of Henry Cavill’s criteria is that she does not ask about his personal life. She continued, saying: “I’m not allowed to ask about his personal life. It’s like, ‘Millie, shut up. No.’ And I’m like, ‘Understood’.”
She went on to say that her bond with the rest of the young cast of her Netflix show Stranger Things is nothing like her connection with Cavill. Brown elaborated: “It’s not the same for the ‘Stranger Things’ kids. There are no boundaries because we’re all siblings. But with Henry, he’s very strict with me, which I appreciate.”
She went on to remark about the actor: “I would say Henry … is a problem solver. He’s a very rational man. Me, I’m a bit manic. I’ll try everything in order to solve something. Whereas he usually just gets it dead on right … “
The Enola Holmes actress further said that they share a unique relationship because Henry does not have any sisters. She went on to say: “He doesn’t have any sisters. So, for him, it must be completely different. I have a sister, a brother, and an older brother. So, I’m very much used to that kind of dynamic. I had to implement a lot of that into my relationship with Henry offscreen and onscreen and just pull him out of his comfort zone.”
Brown and Cavill recently attended the red carpet premiere of Enola Holmes 2, which is streaming on Netflix. The first chapter was released in 2020, and it focuses on the next stage of Enola Holmes’ developing detective career.