Millie Bobby Brown is one of the world's biggest stars right now. The fifteen-year-old has been in the limelight from the moment she was granted the role of "Eleven" in Stranger Things and was propelled to superstardom. But that light has since turned sour as the media and fans alike have started scrutinizing her every move, from the way she dresses to who she chooses to hang out with.
And this latest story proves just how challenging being a child-star can be.
Keep scrolling to see the recent photo of the actor that has set the internet alight because fans don't believe it's actually her... Spoiler: It is!
Millie Bobby Brown started her career early.
via: Getty ImagesStarting out in drama workshops up and down the country, this English actress was scouted by a Hollywood talent agent who told her parents she could "mix it with the best kids in Hollywood."
And that's all it took for her parents to pack up their things and move to Los Angeles.
via: Getty ImagesIt only took a week for Millie to be rubbing elbows with up and coming stars and not only that, every agency she came into contact with offered to represent her. Imagine being that talented.
With the rest of Hollywood behind her, she stepped into the industry with ease.
via: Getty ImagesShe made appearances in well-known TV programmes including, Modern Family and Grey's Anatomy.
And in 2016, she landed a major role in Stranger Things.
via: Getty ImagesStarring as Eleven, a telekinetic prisoner who becomes obsessed with a snack called Eggo. Arguably, the teen has found the most global success from the show.
But growing up in the spotlight has come with its own challenges.
via: Getty ImagesThe problem with becoming "famous" is that you have to give up privacy. You're forced to watch your life unfold in a way that you could never imagine, with false news being spread about yourself as well as the people around you.
We've seen what it has done to other young stars.
via: Getty ImagesTake Justin Bieber for instance. We watched the little sixteen-year-old from Canada live out his dreams in the spotlight. But as they became more intrusive, he became more defensive, which ultimately led to a flurry of negative press that ruined his life.
There's no stone that's left untouched.
via: Getty ImagesThe media scrutinizes anyone they can, spreading lies or false rumors, about even young children, just to sell a story. It's the worst aspect of becoming a celebrity and Millie Bobby Brown has obviously become a victim of the press.
It started with her friendships...
via: Getty ImagesOr, as some people claimed, her relationships. Brown was repeatedly seen hanging out with men much older than her which left fans unsettled.
One of the most scandalous was none other than music mogul Drake...
via: Getty ImagesDrake was slammed for hanging out with Milly Bobby Brown on many occasions. Obviously, some think it was innocent but one of his supposed girlfriends was an eighteen-year-old model, who Drake first came into contact with when she was only sixteen and he was twenty-nine. Yikes.
And then the media jumped onto how she chose to dress.
via: Getty ImagesI mean, when we were in our teens, we dressed in tutus with flared jeans underneath. Maybe the occasional hot pink leather jacket and pom-pom earrings to top off the look. But nowadays, things are completely different...
Millie Bobby Brown is the perfect example of that.
via: Getty ImagesShe, unlike all of us, opts to wear gowns and outfits that have been deemed "too adult-like." Though some people are stating that she is allowed to dress however she wants, others have piped up saying she is giving those her own age an unattainable standard.
And this latest controversy links to this fact.
via: Getty ImagesAccording to reports, she claimed she wanted to show everyone "what it’s like being a woman of her age." Firstly, you're not a woman... yet. A fifteen-year-old is a child.
She said she wanted to "wear more fitted clothing."
via: Getty Images"I would really enjoy wearing more fitted clothes now," she said. "I feel like I’m becoming someone and being a woman so I just want to show that. I think about the girls who are going to look at the picture, those young girls that are going to look at me and if they think, 'Wow that’s what I should dress up as'."
And only a couple of days after she made that statement, these pictures surfaced online.
via: Getty ImagesFans could not believe what they were witnessing; this was not the Millie Bobby Brown they knew. The hair extensions, the dress, the lipstick... It didn't really work out for anyone.
A lot of them couldn't believe it was her.She does look much older!
Has it been forty years?She's only fifteen-years-old in this picture!
Some outright refused to believe it was her.But sorry to break it to you, it is. She posted the images to her Instagram too.
This user is right.Her stylist needs firing immediately.
And this user had other ideas about who she thought it was.
@poppoIIs This girl growing so fast, I thought she was Ashley Tisdale— Wolfgang’s Mistress (@Wolfgang’s Mistress)1573981154.0
"Don't let Drake see this..."
@poppoIIs I mean I know puberty hits the yungins harder than others but damn 👀. Don't let Drake see this....— Hilary Banks 👸🏽🌴✊🏽🥂✨ (@Hilary Banks 👸🏽🌴✊🏽🥂✨)1574031608.0