How Millie Bobby Brown Really Feels About Kissing Finn Wolfhard In Stranger Things

When the Netflix original series "Stranger Things" hit the streaming service in the summer of 2016, it took the world by storm. The award-winning show has gone on to release three seasons and dropped the first half of Season 4 in May 2022 (via Movie Web). 

Netflix revealed on Twitter that 196 million households have watched at least one episode of the series since it premiered five years ago. While the supernatural aspects of the series remain one of its biggest draws, the characters and their relationships are the heart of the show.

Two particular fan favorites are Eleven, played by Millie Bobby Brown, and Mike, portrayed by Finn Wolfhard. Mike develops a strong connection with Eleven throughout Season 1, and they even express their feelings for each other with a kiss in the finale. 

Though this moment was a highlight of the series for many fans, it was a bit awkward for the young actors (via Showbiz CheatSheet).

Millie Bobby Brown's first kiss was 'awkward,' she says

"Stranger Things" star Millie Bobby Brown recently revealed that her character, Eleven's, first kiss with Mike was her first kiss, too (via Showbiz CheatSheet). The young actress shared this milestone moment with co-star Finn Wolfhard, who also had "technically" never kissed a girl. 

In an interview with Extra, the "It" star recalled a kiss with a fellow kindergartener back in the day, but Brown contested that, "Elementary kisses do not count!" She remained adamant that they were each other's first. Regardless of the technicalities, the pair agreed that it was an interesting experience. Wolfhard said, "It looked like I was eating her and the Duffers saw that, and they were like, 'Perfect! He doesn't know how to kiss. That's great!'"

Brown told the Mirror that the experience was uncomfortable because her family was on set. "My dad watched the whole thing, my whole family was there, and it was the most awkward thing in the world," she said (via Marie Claire). 

The 17-year-old star added that the kiss came with traditional troubles as well. She concluded, "We're 15 years old. It's not like, all right, let's just do it. We're obviously like, 'Okay... what do you wanna do now? Shall we hug?' No idea what to do. There's not really preparation." 

While the experience wasn't as magical as it appeared on screen, Brown is sure to cherish her first kiss for the rest of her life.

She got used to filming kissing scenes

Although Millie Bobby Brown initially felt awkward about having her first kiss on camera and in front of an audience, she now thinks that it's "so cool" to have her first kiss recorded. She likes that she can watch the documented moment later on in life and even show others (via Mirror). 

The actress explained how she got much more comfortable kissing her co-star, Finn Wolfhard, over time. "We got used to it. I have been [practicing] with a pillow," Brown said. "Finn is one of my best friends, so it is not like it's weird or kissing someone you don't know."

While the actress didn't have any experience with kissing at that point in her life, it looks like she's come a long way in that department as she's currently in a romantic relationship with Jake Bongiovi (per Seventeen), the son of rocker Jon Bon Jovi. 

And the couple isn't afraid to show some PDA on social media. For instance, Brown posted some pictures on Instagram from an adventure with Bongiovi, and the first photo shows the two embracing each other as he kisses her face. Adding to the romance, the "Stranger Things" actress captioned the post, "te amo" ("I love you").