At the tender age of 16, Millie Bobby Brown had already established a significant presence. Following her breakthrough performance as Eleven in Netflix’s immensely popular series Stranger Things, Brown has ventured into multiple domains, evolving into a versatile actress, producer, and a notable figure in the beauty industry.
While Stranger Things catapulted her to stardom, Millie Bobby Brown had made appearances in a handful of projects before her iconic role as Eleven. In 2013, she featured in ABC’s Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, portraying a young iteration of the character Alice. The subsequent year, she took on a role in the short-lived BBC drama series Intruders.
Millie Bobby Brown Has Faced Many Rejections
Considering her remarkable achievements at a tender age, it might be surprising to learn that Millie Bobby Brown has encountered her share of setbacks. Rejections are a shared experience among actors, and even someone as accomplished as Brown is not exempt from the occasional disappointment.
During her appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Millie Bobby Brown delved into her recent endeavors and escapades in the world of Hollywood. While not giving an outright confirmation, she alluded to the production of season 4 of Stranger Things, sparked by a cryptic tweet from the show’s official account. Additionally, she shared an intriguing anecdote about her journey to becoming a prominent actor.
Fallon inquired about the rumor suggesting that Millie Bobby Brown was on the verge of quitting acting just before landing her role in Stranger Things. reportedly, Millie Bobby Brown’s role in Stranger Things initially earned her approximately $30,000 per episode for Seasons 1 and 2. However, by the time Season 3 rolled around, her salary reportedly received a substantial boost to approximately $250,000 per episode.
Brown said on The Tonight Show:
“I think I was just very disheartened by the rejection, which is something that I tell everyone — this industry is just full of rejection 24/7. You get ‘no’s, a lot of ‘no’s, before you get a ‘yes.'”
Brown went on to explain that during that period, she had been auditioning for commercials and minor roles. However, she also took a shot at landing a role on HBO’s popular show.
Millie Bobby Brown Almost Starred In Game Of Thrones
Millie Bobby Brown tried out for a part in Game of Thrones, and she shared that she received a rejection for it. Brown said on The Tonight Show:
“I then auditioned for Game of Thrones and I got a ‘no’ for that, and then that’s when I was like ‘Oh, this is really difficult.’ I guess I really wanted that role.”
Millie Bobby Brown found herself on the brink of quitting acting entirely, determining that her forthcoming audition would be her final attempt to establish herself in the industry. Her last audition was for a Netflix series called Montauk, and she experienced a period of silence after that.
Two months later, Netflix executives reached out to Millie Bobby Brown with the exciting news that they wanted her on board. The project was eventually rebranded as Stranger Things, and, the rest is history.
Stranger Things can be streamed on Netflix.
Source: The Tonight Show