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Millie Bobby Brown Reveals The Meaning Behind The Last Line In 'Enola Holmes'

'I want to go out there and help change it.'
PHOTO: Enola Holmes/Netflix

Enola Holmes has only been out on Netflix for a few days, but already it's all everybody is talking about. Including the film's lead, Millie Bobby Brown, who recently revealed the significance of the final line in the film.


Based on the Enola Holmes book series by Nancy Springer, the film focuses on 16-year-old super-sleuth Enola, who sets off on a mission to find her missing mother (played by Helena Bonham-Carter) and "unravels a dangerous conspiracy around a mysterious young Lord"—all the while outwitting her brothers, Sherlock and Mycroft (played by Henry Cavill and Sam Claflin respectively.)

Enola takes us through a series of riddles and puzzles in the journey to find her missing mother, ending the film with the line, "The future is up to us."

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In an interview with Deadline Millie Bobby Brown explained why that line is so important to her, even linking it back to her Stranger Things co-stars.

"I do feel ours is an amazing generation, and I know that many of my friends—and especially the kids on Stranger Things­—we’re all very strong people and we haven’t necessarily had the most amazing role models in the generation above us, but we have had to find our own role models..."

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"I feel like our generation is specifically formed of very open-minded people, and we’re classed as new thinkers. We’re trying to be accepting of new things... Look at the amazing people we have around us. Greta Thunberg. She’s not sitting there listening. She’s doing something about it. For me, in the areas where I feel like I want to show my voice, I will do it. I don’t want to sit here and listen. I don’t want to watch it on the news. I want to go out there and help change it."

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"That’s what our generation is about, and that’s what our film is about. She’s not going to sit there and listen to people trying to find her mother. She’s going to do it herself. 'Our future is up to us,' is something we’re all living by right now. It’s a message I’ll live by for the rest of my life, because if we don’t do anything about our world now, we’re going to have bigger complications in the future.


"Take Malala Yousafzai, for instance. She’s an amazing activist and I believe she’s living by that phrase, because she’s speaking up for something she feels passionate about. The things that you want to see change in, go and do it. This is what this film stands by. And it has a really, really big message."

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