‘Do this 1 Last Audition, Then You Can Go Outside and Play’: Millie Bobby Brown Reveals Ridiculous Way Her Parents Convinced Her for the Role of Eleven in Stranger Things

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Millie Bobby Brown has turned into a household name by now. Millie Bobby Brown rose to critical appreciation with her role as Eleven in the widely popular Netflix series Stranger Things. Although she made her television debut earlier with her guest appearance in Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, Stranger Things acted as a major catalyst in her career. Following the Netflix sci-fi project, she got major roles in movies like Godzilla: King of Monsters, Godzilla vs Kong, and Enola Holmes. In a recent interview, the 18-year-old revealed how his parents ridiculously convinced her to audition for the Netflix series.

Millie Bobby Brown calls The Duffer Brothers 'Sensitive Sallies'
Millie Bobby Brown

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How was Millie Bobby Brown convinced to do an audition?

In an exciting interview with Allure, Millie Bobby Brown revealed how a casting director back then commented that she is too mature and can’t make it in the industry. She revealed that she was very heartbroken following this incident as it was so hurtful.


“I always knew that I was mature and I couldn’t really help that,” she says. “Going back to what I said earlier about being kind of very lonely in who I was and feeling like no one was quite like me in school and no one was as mature as I was, [hearing that] was really hard because I thought [maturity] was a good thing. And then being told that it wasn’t, that I wouldn’t make it in this industry, it was so hurtful. I got really down about that.”

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Millie Bobby Brown in Stranger Things

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Following that she added how her parents convinced her to record the tape of her audition for the Duffer Brothers directorial.

“My parents told me, ‘Just do this one last audition on tape and then you can go outside and play with your friends again.’ So I said, ‘Okay, yeah, I should do this one because it looks cool.’”

And what happened after that last audition tape is a tale very well versed to everyone. The psychic kid found in the woods of Hawkins named eleven turned out to be one of the most iconic names in modern pop culture.


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The upcoming projects of Millie Bobby Brown

Millie Bobby Brown reveals whether Eleven created the Upside Down in Stranger Things
Millie Bobby Brown to return in several projects

Millie Bobby Brown is set to reprise her role of Eleven for one last time in the upcoming season 5 of Netflix’s Stranger Things if the Duffer Brothers’ words are to be believed of it being the concluding season. Besides it is also announced that she will play the lead in the movie adaptation of The Thing About Jellyfish. 

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In collaboration with Netflix, she is set to appear in both Enola Holmes 2 as well as in Damsel, a fantasy. She is also set to appear in a Russo Brothers directorial which will be made by Universal Studios.

Besides a successful acting career, Millie Bobby Brown also runs her own beauty product line Florence by Mills. With all her accomplishments, she has presented herself as a role model to many young audiences and proved that age doesn’t matter if you have the zeal to do something in your life.

All the seasons of Stranger Things can be exclusively streamed on Netflix


Source: Allure

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Written by Subham Mandal

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Subham Mandal is currently working as a content writer for FandomWire with an ardent interest in the world of pop culture. He has written more than 1000 articles on different spheres of modern pop culture and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. He’s also an experienced student journalist having demonstrated work experience with the Times of India. He aspires to be a column writer in the future.