Millie Bobby Brown’s story about kissing her Enola Holmes 2 co-star Louis Partridge has sparked some serious criticism. Brown, best known for her breakout role as Eleven on Stranger Things, starred in the first Enola Holmes film in 2020. Enola Holmes became a massive success, launching as one of the most-watched original Netflix film releases of all-time.
Right at the rehearsal, I grabbed his face and kissed him and he was like…” Brown said in the video, then making fun of Partridge.
“It was so cute really seeing her take the lead,” she said of her character Enola. “And also seeing a girl just make the first move is just really exciting.”
Moreover, the Stranger Things star bragged about repeatedly punching Partridge for the scene.“Because Louis is a good friend I just kept punching him, I wasn’t doing stunts, I really was hurting him,” she said. “By the end of it, he said: ‘Millie can you just fake punch me,’ I was fully just getting him right in the stomach.”
Jessica Steinrock, the intimacy coordinator for Netflix’s Enola Holmes 2. In her latest TikTok video, Steinrock respectfully called out star Millie Bobby Brown for a scene in the sequel.
Steinrock shared a clip of the actress talking about her kissing scene with co-actor, Louis Partridge. The 18-year-old shared how she “grabbed his face and kissed him” to his surprise, on the set of the Enola Holmes sequel. Brown described the moment, saying “so cute”. However, Steinrock disagreed. She also went on to explain how right communication is important when it comes to filming these scenes.
Further elaborating that Brown inherently has more power than Partridge on the set, considering she’s the bigger star and one of the producers of the movie. Steinrock went on to signify the importance of an intimacy director, saying “little things like this can escalate over time.”
Steinrock continued, “At the end of the day, this basically means she didn’t ask consent to kiss him. And when your scene partner reacts in surprise after you’ve kissed them that means the communication didn’t happen the way it really needs to. Little things like this can escalate over time, and frankly she has more power in that situation than he does because she’s a really well known star,” Steinrock said. “When we do spicy scenes we love keeping light, having fun, but consent is mandatory.”