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The Emmy-nominated actor and face of Pandora Me talks self-expression, ‘Stranger Things’ season 4 and her favourite creative outlets.
Millie Bobby Brown likes to keep busy. Between serving up major style inspo for her 42 million followers on Instagram, the two-time Emmy-nominated actor, beauty entrepreneur (see: Florence by Mills), and youngest-ever Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF is constantly evolving in her roles. Now, she can tack jewellery curator onto that list.
The Gen Z star, who has served as an ambassador for Pandora Me since 2019, has once again teamed up with the Danish jewellery brand to front its latest Pandora Me line, a playful and ultra-customizable collection that’s all about telling personal stories through jewellery.
Brown’s favourite charms from the collection? “The My Girl Pride dangle charm is super special to me because women are beautiful, powerful and strong,” she says. “Another favourite is the My Music Note dangle charm, since music has a huge place in my heart. I listen to music every day and it has helped me through good times and challenging times.” Finally, she loves the blue crystal-encrusted My Moon dangle charm: “The first blue moon was on February 19, 2004, which also happens to be the day I was born!” For more of Brown’s top summer Pandora picks, head to the brand’s website here.
We caught up with the Stranger Things and Enola Holmes star to chat about all things jewellery, personal style, and the upcoming projects she’s most excited about.
On style and self-discovery
“Style is so personal and ever-changing. I’m a firm believer that everyone should wear something they feel comfortable and beautiful in, and that can always evolve. Creating and collaborating has been part of my self-discovery journey, from my clothes to my jewellery to Florence by Mills. I always try to stay true to myself. Be brave! Be you!”
On acting as a form of self-expression
“Acting is what I love to do, and I feel fortunate to have had that clarity from such a young age. I love telling stories and playing different characters, and I’ve been incredibly fortunate to have a family and team who encourage my creativity and let me express myself through many different avenues: acting, fashion, beauty. But I’m still growing, I’m still learning and I’m still discovering myself.”
On getting creative during quarantine
“I love music. Over the past year or so in lockdown, my brother and I have been in the studio messing around and writing songs, which has been really fun.”
On her upcoming projects
“I’m obviously very excited for fans to see Stranger Things 4, I know the anticipation has been building for some time now! Eleven has been such an incredible and challenging character to play, and I can’t wait for the fans to see what happens next. I’m also really excited to begin working on the sequel to Enola Holmes, which we recently announced.”
On designing a charm for Eleven
“Interesting question! It would have to be something iconic and powerful.”
On her accessory style
“I love to accessorize with jewellery. I also love pieces that hold meaning or remind you of a special person or time in your life. I’m obsessed with the Pandora Me earrings; hoops are my go-to. Adding charms makes them feel so personal. I also like to layer my Pandora bracelets with different charms.”
On being the face of Pandora Me
“Growing up, Pandora was where I got a lot of my jewellery. I’d use my pocket money to buy pieces for myself or my friends. As a fan of the brand, it felt like a natural fit. I love the Pandora brand because it allows you to personalize gifts, whether it’s for yourself or someone you love. There’s something meaningful for everyone — a charm or a piece of jewellery that resonates and feels special.”
On her personal good luck charm
“My family. They are my rock, my support, and my biggest champions.”