After having a horrific encounter with a “powerful casting director,” who told her she was too mature to succeed as a child actor, the adolescent star Millie Bobby Brown revealed she almost didn’t audition for her breakthrough part as Eleven on “Stranger Things.”
Brown talked about a painful incident that occurred when she was 10 years old and it caused her to cry.
Brown admitted to Allure, “I always knew that I was mature and I truly couldn’t help that.” Going back to what I stated before, about feeling somewhat alone in who I was and that no one at school was quite like me and no one was as mature as I was, [hearing that] was incredibly difficult because I believed [maturity] was a wonderful thing.
It was really painful, she continued. I became quite depressed over that. Just record one final audition, my parents said, and you can go outside and play with your pals once again.
Three months after agreeing to one more audition, Brown was cast as the 11-year-old girl with superpowers in the Netflix smash series “Stranger Things.”
Brown has already spoken candidly about her rocky experiences in the acting industry. On “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” in October 2020, the actor claimed, “The industry is simply full of rejection 24/7.”
Brown admitted, “I was trying out for ads and really anything.” “I then went to an audition for ‘Game of Thrones,’ but I didn’t get the part.
In addition to “Stranger Things,” Brown has appeared in a number of significant motion pictures, including the sequel to “Enola Holmes,” which will be released later this year, and “Godzilla: King of the Monsters.”
“Stranger Things” is currently in preproduction for its fifth and final season, and it continues to be one of Netflix’s most popular shows.