And, brilliantly, she kinda does just that. See, unlike other female action-film stars, Millie, as Enola, isn't sidelined by her male counterparts, she's the film’s action hero—a narrative achievement that Millie feels proud to be a part of. She loves how independently badass her on-screen character is.
“You always watch films where the men save the women and it's the same story over and over again,” Millie told Girlfriend. “We're gonna get bored of that one day, we got to try something new. And so with this film, Enola is saving Tewksbury. And I love that.”
“I love that she's not finding him, she's saving him. He's in danger and she's physically able to save him, so why not? And I think that that's what makes her a true superhero.”
In fact, she feels that, as an actor with so much pent up emotion, she could do well to learn a trick or two from Enola.
“'Stop feeling sorry for yourself. Stop crying all the time. Get over it,' There you go, [that's what she'd say],” Millie says. “I'm more emotional than Enola. Enola's a lot more hardcore and her feelings aren't the forefront of everything. And I'm an actor, so that's my job.”
“I'm constantly using my emotions in everyday life. And so when I'm laughing, I'm laughing. And when I'm crying, I'm devastated, the world is ending. So everything's very dramatic with me. So I think she'd say, 'stop being so dramatic.' That's what she'd say.”