Milly Bobby Brown has become one of the most recognizable faces of modern TV. She plays Eleven in the hit Netflix series “Stranger Things”, and her role is absolutely amazing. She portrays a fearless, brave, badass little girl who stands her ground and is always there for her friends.
She is not short of that bravery in real life as well. During a recent interview with Variety, Millie opened up about her health struggles and how she got the lead role in the series.
Amazingly, she has never had professional training as an actor. At the age of 8 she was determined to make it to the big screen and luckily for her, her parents gave her full support.
“It was like a bug,” she told Variety. “I know this sounds crazy, but once I find something I want to do, nobody’s stopping me.”
Furthermore, she talked about her early struggles, how she landed only small guest roles in some TV series and being rejected from the movie Logan.
“I felt at one point I couldn’t do it [anymore], but then I got this and everything changed,” she revealed. Now, “acting is like breathing to me.”
The 13-year-old English actress is actually deaf in one ear, so she can not fully hear her voice on set. She was born with partial loss of hearing which eventually turned to complete deafness in one ear.
In addition, that didn’t hold her back from chasing her dreams: “I just started to sing, and if I sound bad I don’t care because I’m just doing what I love.”
“You don’t have to be good at singing. You don’t have to be good at dancing or acting. If you like to do it, if you genuinely enjoy doing it, then do it. No one should stop you.”
She actually turned out to be a tremendous rapper, spitting verses and lyrics as she recapped the first season of Stranger Things.
Brown’s career is on the rise as she received several big nominations such as an Emmy nomination for outstanding supporting actress in a drama series. Her fanbase grew significantly as she reached 7.8 million followers on Instagram.
“Everyone from Tennessee Williams to Sarah Paulson has warned of the perils of early success,” says David Harbour, who plays Eleven’s father-figure in season two. “There’s a piece of me that’s very protective of her and feels that we should all let her be brave and brilliant and turn our eyes away and not give her so much attention.”
In conclusion, Millie lives with her highly supportive parents in Atlanta. She tends to stay away from the spotlight and busy pace of Hollywood.
“To live in the moment and to make mistakes is a big part of being a person. I’m still just a kid. I’m 13, and making mistakes is OK.”
Keep crushing it, Millie.