W Magazine released its 2020 television portfolio where TV’s biggest stars dressed up as a character from the show they have been binge-watching during the quarantine. And Millie Bobby Brown chose to be none other than Rachel Green.
The Stranger Things alum was dressed in a plaid skirt and a cream turtleneck. Her photo shoot was done by her own brother, Charlie Brown. Millie revealed that dressing up as Jennifer Aniston’s character from Friends was an easy decision.
The actress described Jen’s character as an icon and said Rachel is her favorite. “After all, she has a hairstyle named after her,” Millie said. She further explained that she has a dream of people saying, ‘I want the Eleven! Or the Enola!’ Eleven and Enola are both characters Millie has portrayed.
She was Eleven in the Stranger Things series which is also nominated for Outstanding Drama Series at this year’s Emmys. While Enola is her character from her latest movie, Enola Holmes. Millie added that she wants her own hairstyle.
Except Millie, another actor who was a part of the portfolio was Julia Garner from Ozark. She dressed up in a power suit as a tribute to Succession’s Shiv Roy. Garner notes that Succession is an intense family drama just like her show, Ozark.
The actress further said, “I could have put on a wig and played Shiv’s brother, Roman Roy, who is more of a sarcastic, smart-talking misfit with a questionable past, but Shiv is the character I root for on the show.”
Jeremy Strong Poses In The Kitchen
However, Succession star, Jeremy Strong, decided to pose in the kitchen in honor of Netflix’s Chef’s Table. He reveals what he loves about the show is that it seeks out the greats. The actor further explains that the show visits amazing chefs who freed themselves from the ‘granite of the established food culture’.
Jeremy added, “The show is not about a particular dish or a meal — all these chefs have a sense of wonder. And I relate to the chefs. The silence you hear in their kitchens is the same kind of quiet you hear in the theater.”
Meanwhile, John Mulaney takes the comedy side of things and goes back to his childhood by posing in a jungle gym. This was a nod to Netflix’s Floor is Lava. The actor’s latest comedy special, John Mulaney and the Sack Lunch Bunch is also nominated for two Emmys this year.
“A friend sent me a cell phone photo of a person trying to avoid a viscous red fluid, and I immediately said, ‘What is that wonderful-looking show?'” Mulaney recalls. He said he really likes that there is no article named, Floor is Lava.
John said he went to his iPad and watched the show. He said the show was o good that he felt terrible not watching it with his wife. Explaining, he said the couple watches good shows together from the beginning. He added, “I went hat in hand, and she forgave me.”
Emmy-nominated Unbelievable star, Kaitlyn Dever also went the comedy route. She chose to dress up as Schitt Creek’s David Rose. She said she felt grateful for Schitt’s Creek as her entire family was hooked. Kaitlyn explained how it was dark and scary at the beginning of quarantine and her family wanted something funny.
Dan Levy As Emperor Peter II
“All the characters are icons, but I was particularly drawn to Dan Levy,” Dever adds of the show’s star and writer. “I started following him on Instagram, and then we were both cast in Coastal Elites. Dan and I bonded over our nerves — it’s scary to do a long speech straight to camera.”
Dan Levy also participated in the portfolio and decided to go the royal way. He was dressed up as Nicholas Hoult’s The Great character, Emperor Peter II of Russia. And that did not just include the outfit, he also donned a wig with it.
“I’ve always been a longtime subscriber to anything that Tony McNamara was writing. I loved The Favourite. I loved his ability to write about the frivolity and the ridiculousness of power, and satirizing it in such a fun and funny and ridiculous way,” Levy says of the creator of the Hulu series. “For me, it was a level of escape. There was an ability to kind of escape into this bizarre world that he created, while at the same time getting the satire that I needed.”
The Schitt Creek’s alum also said he feels like The Great mocks the power-hungry politics. He said there were some jabs at what was going on in government. Dan added that he also thinks the performances were “gorgeous” and it was beautifully shot. The actor explained, “At its heart, very few people have the ability to do what he does in terms of just the sharpest, funniest plays on period politics.”
The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards will be broadcast live Sunday, Sept. 20 at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET on ABC.