She’s only 12 years old but since entering onto our screens in the hit Netflix show Stranger Things, Millie Bobby Brown has been the name on everyone’s lips. Brown was most recently nominated for a People’s Choice Award and Screen Actors Guild Award on behalf of her performance in the critically acclaimed Netflix sensation and has quickly become one of the biggest names in the industry today.
Marking another exciting step in her career, Brown has teamed up with footwear legend Converse, to release a brand new video that dives into the significance of Converse on film.
The video is part of a digital and social media series called Forever Chuck that celebrates the iconic status of the Chuck Taylor and the important place that it has come to hold within popular culture. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Karim Huu Do, the Forever Chuck series kicks off with “Why Iconic Characters Wear Chucks” celebrating the types of unique characters that have made Chuck Taylor an iconic symbol on-screen.
Brown is the host of this first episode, exploring why the coolest characters in film wear Chucks, and what Chucks say about the characters who wear them. In the video Brown meets legendary stylist Stephanie Collie (who’s credits include Peaky Blinders & various feature films) to get her expert opinion.
“The Chuck Taylor has remained a symbol for underdogs, rebels and teen heroes – the characters we love and identify most with – in films and television,” says Julien Cahn, Chief Marketing Officer at Converse. “By pairing some of the most memorable scenes of the past with rising stars of today, we celebrate Chuck Taylor’s legacy and pay homage to its place within youth culture – both on and off screen.”
All of the films in the series will celebrate the confident and daring spirit of youth, a spirit that has defined Chuck Taylor loyalists in the past, present and future. These episodes will be formatted for digital consumption through platforms such as Instagram Stories, and Snapchat, with the “Why Iconic Characters Wear Chucks” now available.
Check out the first video starring Millie Bobby Brown here.