Natalie Portman flattered by Millie Bobby Brown comparissons

Natalie Portman is "flattered" that people think Millie Bobby Brown looks like her.

The 36-year-old beauty thinks the 'Stranger Things' star is "adorable and talented", so welcomed comparisons between them, but insisted the 14-year-old actress should just be seen as her "own magical person".

Natalie - who portrayed Millie's 'Stranger Things' character Eleven on a recent 'Saturday Night Live' skit - told MTV News: I met Millie at the Golden Globes a few months ago.

"She came up to me and was like, 'People keep telling me I look like the kid version of you!' I was so flattered because she's absolutely adorable and so talented. I'm like, 'That is very nice, but I think you're your own magical person.' But it was fun to give a nod to that on 'SNL'."

And though the 'Annihilation' star can understand the comparisons, she insisted her young doppelganger is much more "wonderful".

She added: "I see that there's something there, but I also find her much more magical than I see myself. She's really wonderful."

After a fan drew Millie's attention to the interview, the teenage starlet admitted it had been a "dream come true" to meet the 'Black Swan' actress.

She wrote on Twitter: "Was a dream come true meeting Natalie! So beautiful and talented (sic)"

Meanwhile, Natalie recently admitted she felt "uncomfortable" handing out the Best Director award at the Golden Globes.

The 'Jackie' actress pointedly announced the "all-male nominees" at the prestigious ceremony and she admitted she had chosen her words carefully because she wanted to make a point that female filmmakers had been snubbed without "disrespecting" the nominees who had made the shortlist for the accolade, which went to 'The Shape of Water's Guillermo del Toro.

She said: "I discussed with some of the women I've been working with that they had offered to me to present the director category, but I felt uncomfortable because it seemed to be excluding some deserving nominees.

"And how could I bring attention to it without disrespecting the nominees? Because it's not their fault, and they all made great work. You don't want to not recognise them.

"It's just, why aren't we recognising the people who aren't part of this exclusive club? So one of the women recommended I say that, and it felt like stating something that was true."