On Friday, Stranger Things super fan and former Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul freaked out with excitement when he was offered the chance to interview the Millie Bobby Brown, the actress who plays Eleven, for Elle. They spoke on the phone for almost half an hour, during which time Paul, 36, professed his admiration for Brown, 12, and she happily responded in kind. It was pretty much a mushy love fest between the actors behind two of the most beloved TV characters of the past ten years.
Paul began the conversation by saying, "First of all, I love you. I have to start this off by saying that I'm just such a massive fan of yours. I mean, really, from one actor to another, I have such incredible respect for you. I really admire your work." To which Brown replied, "I'm literally tearing up."
Dear Duffer Brothers,— Aaron Paul (@aaronpaul_8) July 30, 2016
Paul asked Brown she always knew she wanted to act, if she gets stopped by people who recognize her in public, what the audition process for the show was like (turns out her character was actually based on E.T.), and if she really likes Eggo waffles (spoiler: Eleven does, but after eating a ton of them, Brown does not). He also told her that he and his wife wish she was their kid (um). In fact, at one point Paul's wife Lauren got on the phone with Brown, too. So unless Brown's parents want her adopted out from under their noses, they need to be careful around super fan Aaron Paul. Just a heads up.