Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown has recently heard about the Mike Wheeler haters, and she’s shocked. Millie, who plays Eleven in the hit Netflix sci-fi horror show, can’t believe that some fans don’t like her on-screen boyfriend Mike, played by Finn Wolfhard. During a Q&A at a German Comic Con event, a fan asked Millie for her thoughts on her character’s on-screen relationship, and she was left a little confused.
She asked, “My opinion? I mean, do you like him?” The fan said they liked Eleven, but don’t like Mike, with Millie replying, “What? You don’t like Mike? In Germany, you guys don’t like Mike? You know in America, people love Mike.” The crowd certainly seemed to reply ‘don’t like Mike,’ and the actress was determined to get the reason behind it. She asked the audience, “Can somebody tell me why they don’t like Mike? What’s wrong with him? He’s not a good boyfriend, is that it?”
The fan who first said he don’t like Mike insisted that he isn’t a ‘good friend,’ which comes after fans criticised him for neglecting his friendship with Will Byers, played by Noah Schnapp, as well as being clueless about his pal’s struggle with his gender. Brown jokingly replied, “he’s not a good friend. There’s not much I can say about that. Although Finn, he’s a great friend. He’s the best friend.”
Meanwhile, another fan also called out Mike for not telling Eleven he loves her, and Millie agreed while saying, “yeah, what’s wrong with that?! I was like bro, just say you love me.” The actress added, “I’m shocked. I’m gonna call Finn and tell him not to come to Germany.’” Meanwhile, Noah recently confirmed his character is gay and has feelings for Mike after plenty of speculation from fans.
In a recent interview with Variety, Noah shared, “Obviously, it was hinted at in season 1: It was always kind of there, but you never really knew, is it just him growing up slower than his friends? Now that he’s gotten older, they made it a very real, obvious thing.” Noah added, “Now it’s 100% clear that he is gay and he does love Mike. But before, it was a slow arc. I think it is done so beautifully because it’s so easy to make a character just like all of a sudden be gay.”