Millie Bobby Brown Slammed For Sexually Assaulting Her Co-Star?

Millie Bobby Brown shares a story from the making of Enola Holmes 2 that gets called out by a Hollywood intimacy coordinator for violating her co-star's consent.

By Douglas Helm | Published

Millie Bobby Brown is a fan-favorite actor thanks to her roles in Stranger Things and the Enola Holmes franchise, but a recent TikTok posted by Netflix has fans questioning some of her decisions. In the TikTok video, Brown talks about the scene between her and Louis Partridge where she teaches him to fight, and then kisses him. As she says in the video, she surprised her co-star with the kiss, and she had to stop punching him for the scene, leading some to call Brown out for not getting consent from Partridge.


Millie Bobby Brown shares what it was like to film *that kiss* in #enolaholmes2

♬ original sound – Netflix

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♬ original sound – Intimacy Coordinator

The interview with Millie Bobby Brown was specifically called out by the TikTok account @intimacycoordinator, who explained that surprises during fights or intimate scenes should never happen on set. While she points out that the stars probably have a lot of rapport, she says that the “communication didn’t happen the way it needs to.” The account is run by Jessica Steinrock, who is hired by movies and TV shows to coordinate intimate scenes to make them cinematic, while also helping the actors feel comfortable and safe.

It seems pretty clear from Millie Bobby Brown’s interview that she likely didn’t do any of these actions maliciously, but it is important to get consent no matter what the scene calls for. While the kiss was written into the scene, it seems like Partridge was surprised by how it went down. It also seems like he was uncomfortable with getting punched in the scene if he asked to switch to fake punches.

This is the reason that intimacy coordinators are becoming more common and widely used in the industry. This situation could have likely been avoided if Millie Bobby Brown and Louis Partridge had an intimacy coordinator choreograph the scene. It’s important that professional actors and actresses are never uncomfortable, especially in scenes where they are more vulnerable than usual.

Millie Bobby Brown Enola Holmes 2
Millie Bobby Brown in Enola Holmes 2

Millie Bobby Brown most recently appeared in Enola Holmes 2, which saw her reprising the role of Sherlock Holmes’ younger sister. The Netflix film sees her take on her first official case as a detective for hire and get wrapped up in a dangerous conspiracy. Along with Brown and Partridge, the film stars Henry Cavill, David Thewlis, Susan Wokoma, Adeel Akhtar, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Helena Bonham Carter, and more.

Millie Bobby Brown will also be returning to her breakout role as Eleven in the final season of Stranger Things. The fifth and final season of Stranger Things will once again follow the kids and adults of Hawkins as they take on the horrors of the Upside Down, which has now leaked into our dimension. There’s no word on a release date for the final season.

Hopefully, this breakdown of the Enola Holmes 2 incident with Millie Bobby Brown and Louis Partridge will lead to more studios hiring intimacy coordinators for scenes that call for it. While it seems like Brown and Partridge are good friends and familiar with each other as co-stars, there’s always a chance that Partridge didn’t take the incident well and felt uncomfortable. Having people on set to prevent this from happening seems like the best solution all around.