Will the Upside Down lead to happily ever after?
In that fun, impetuous way youth can afford, "Stranger Things" stars Millie Bobby Brown, 18, and Noah Schnapp, 17, said they have a pact that if they’re both still single by the age of 40, they’ll get married.
The major caveat – no kids.
In a quick video chat shared by MTV News, the two interviewed each other, dishing on their friendship and season four of "Stranger Things" which recently started to stream via Netflix.
“We’d be good roommates,” Brown said. “Completely platonically, but we would still be really good roommates. No kids though, because I could not deal with a child of yours.”
Admittedly, Brown’s reasoning may have less to do with tolerance for kids than no tolerance for Schnapp’s domestic cleanliness. After Schnapp doubled down on no kids, “That’s my deal breaker,” Brown added a few more rules.
“That’s my deal breaker too,” Brown agreed. “No kids at all. Only dogs. And separate bedrooms for sure. My God, you're so messy."
While obviously kidding around, the two young actors’ skepticism regarding having children is fairly in line with recent trends.
A Pew Research study from November of 2021 showed that of adults aged 18-49, 44% said it's not too likely or not likely at all they'll have kids someday. That is up seven percentage points from the 37% of childless adults who said the same in a similar 2018 study.
The two friends met on the set of the Netflix sci-fi series in 2015, while working on the first season of the show.
As Insider reported, Schnapp explained how being friends off the set helps their chemistry on.
"We both encourage each other and cheer each other on when we're doing well,” said Schnapp, “and it's nice to have that support, and like, it was fun. I loved it."
The latest season of “Stranger Things" has been split into two parts. The first began streaming last month, and the second will premiere on July 1, 2022.