Millie Bobby Brown has hit out at unrealistic beauty standards of today…
She even took to Instagram to show off an unfiltered pic of her face.
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Who hasn’t heard of Millie Bobby Brown?
Starting out in drama workshops up and down the country, the English actress was scouted by a Hollywood talent agent who told her parents she could “mix it with the best kids in Hollywood.”
Millie and her parents then moved to Florida, where she enrolled in stage school.
She made appearances in well-known TV programs including, Modern Family and Grey’s Anatomy.
And in 2016, she landed her life-changing role in Stranger Things.
Starring as Eleven, a telekinetic prisoner who becomes obsessed with a snack called Eggo, the teen has undoubtedly found the most global success from the show.
It’s here that Millie found her footing in the industry.
And young Millie’s role as Eleven has well and truly rocketed her to stardom.
But it hasn’t always been easy, being thrust into the spotlight so young…
The 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.
Unwanted media attention is difficult for anybody, let alone a young girl…
The 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 has obviously become a victim of the press.
One of the many things Millie has been criticized for is her male friends…
Or, as some people claimed, her relationships. Millie was repeatedly seen hanging out with men much older than her which left fans unsettled.
One of them being Drake…
Drake was slammed for hanging out with the teenager on many occasions. Obviously, some think it was completely 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.
She’s also faced criticism for her clothing choices…
Millie never dressed like a normal teenager, because let’s face it, what young teen wears Gucci heels with a custom Louis Vuitton gown?
However, that shouldn’t result in bad press…
Millie’s wardrobe choices have absolutely nothing to do with anyone else!
Yes, she may look a lot older than eighteen…
But what do you expect when a young girl is living in Hollywood and hanging out with some of the most famous people in the world?
She opened up about the pressures she faced in an Instagram post back when she was sixteen, saying: “The last few years haven’t been easy, I’ll admit that.
“There are moments I get frustrated from the inaccuracy, inappropriate comments, sexualization, and unnecessary insults that ultimately have resulted in pain and insecurity for me.”
Over the last few years, Millie has taken on a whole new look and more mature personality…
According to recent reports, she claimed she wanted to show everyone “what it’s like being a woman of her age.”
“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.'”
But despite being in the spotlight, there are some things about her most wouldn’t know…
One being that Millie is actually deaf in one ear!
She told she told W magazine in 2017: “I wanted to be a singer when I was three.”
Explaining that she “just started to, like, train myself.”
I think we can all remember when she impressed us by rapping Nicki Minaj’s section in Kanye West’s Monster on Jimmy Fallon in 2016.
It’s clear she has quite the vocal range, so the fact she was “born with partial loss of hearing” and is now deaf in one ear is pretty crazy!
And it’s definitely not held her back.
“I just started to sing,” she told Variety, “and if I sound bad I don’t care, because I’m just doing what I love.”
She added: “You don’t have to be good at singing,” she said. “If you like to do it if you genuinely enjoy doing it, then do it. No one should stop you.”
That’s some wise words, don’t you think?
If you didn’t already know, Millie played the leading role of Enola in the 2020 movie Enola Holmes.
The actress took on the role of Sherlock Holmes’ younger sister in the film series…
Critics labeled the film as a success and it received “positive reviews,” the Daily Mail reports.
But all eyes were on something else…
As Millie hasn’t shied away from speaking about a sequel in the past…
Expressing how her character is “strong and fearless.”
“I can’t wait to collaborate again with my Enola Holmes family!” she said.
“Enola holds a special place in my heart – she’s strong, fearless, intelligent, and brave. I look forward to fans seeing how her journey continues!” she said.
Netflix has since confirmed that there would be a sequel of the film to be released later this year.
“A sequel is afoot! Millie Bobby Brown and Henry Cavill will return in ENOLA HOLMES 2,” the streaming service announced on Twitter.
And that’s not all…
Fans rejoiced at the prospect of seeing their favorite star on the big screen…
“Ahh can’t wait!” tweeted one fan.
Filmmakers have noticed Millie’s popularity rise…
With the star reportedly earning “$20,000 per episode” for the first season of Stranger Things.
And there’s no stopping Millie…
As the star is earning even more than before…
It was reported, that her salary was “increased to $250,000 per episode” in season 3 of Stranger Things.
According to Variety, Millie is set to receive an even “larger sum of money.”
And everybody’s talking about it too…
Because according to reports, the actress will “make history.”
Yes, with her salary…
Millie is set to receive a paycheck of $10 million for her role in Enola Holmes 2.
Now, that’s a hefty amount!
While we love how inspiring Millie really is, it’s her personality that’s making us hail the actress even more.
In a recent interview with Allure magazine, Millie made a huge confession.
In which she revealed she’s taking the time to learn about the system and how to help young people…
And that’s not all…
The actress revealed she’s studying remotely…
While the school’s website defines human services as a program “designed to provide students with basic knowledge in human development and family studies, skills for working with people in service agencies, and program evaluation skills,” Millie’s confession has surely turned heads.
The actress revealed she decided to enroll as an online student at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana…
Which, coincidently, is the same state Stranger Things is based in.
But that’s not the only new venture she’s taking on…
As she recently shared in an interview that she could be collaborating with Mariah Carey in the near future.
That’s right, she’s focusing her talents on singing according to her recent interview on The Tonight Show.
The star revealed that she shared a sweet friendship with the singer and her children, who are fans of Stranger Things.
Talking about her visits to Carey’s house, Brown shared: “I’ll just go over and we’ll sing together.”
“We have sung together, yeah,” she added, which prompted Jimmy Fallon to ask about any possible collaborations.
“Potentially, I don’t know,” she responded, before saying Carey is “the most talented singer ever.”
“This is the biggest scoop I’ve ever gotten on ‘The Tonight Show.’ I would buy that in two seconds,” Fallon added.
She revealed that Carey has even given her the nickname “Mimi.”
“We texted today. Yeah, she called me today,” she said. “The reason is because she grew up in the public eye and we have connected just on so many different levels.”
“I also just love the way she leads her life with so much power and she just has so much knowledge and she’s so wise.
“She’s just been such an incredible guiding light for me,” she added.
You can watch the interview here.
Singing isn’t the only thing the eighteen-year-old actress has in mind for her future self…
Millie also has another goal she wants to cross off her bucket list, which is to play Britney Spears in a biopic.
Her admission came during a chat with Drew Barrymore on The Drew Barrymore Show.
She said she would be the perfect actress to play Spears really well as she feels like she and the singer have shared the same experience of being under the spotlight at a very young age.
Millie explained: “I think her story, first of all, resonates with me growing up in the public eye. Watching her videos, watching interviews of her when she was younger.
“Same thing with you; I see the scramble for words in the interviews. I don’t know her but when I look at pictures of her, I feel like I could tell her story in the right way and hers only.”
Millie has also revealed one habit she picked up while shooting Enola Holmes 2…
And she said she’s worried it’ll affect her when filming Stranger Things.
Millie told Queue last month it breaks her heart to be saying goodbye to the series and her role as the superhuman protagonist.
“They gave me an opportunity that not many people were giving me at the time,” she said.
Millie added: “They believed in me, and they knew I was capable of something. I’m just very grateful, and they’ve always been there for me.”
But that’s not all…
She recently said filming Enola Holmes 2, in which she portrays the younger sister of the iconic fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, felt like she was “vlogging on YouTube all day long.”
Millie also revealed a habit she picked up on set…
During a Q&A at the sequel’s New York City premiere, she explained that in her role as Enola Holmes, she’d gotten used to breaking the fourth wall and looking directly into the camera to speak to viewers, according to Today.
“While filming, I had a dream that I was on the set of ‘Stranger Things,’ and I couldn’t stop looking at the camera,” Millie said.
“And now, I have this deep-rooted fear that now I will never stop looking at the camera. So now, I’m so obsessed with it,” she added.
Millie has recently graced the hot seat for the latest installment of Vanity Fair’s infamous lie-detector test…
Although she answered most of the hard-hitting questions with confidence, one question, in particular, was about her Stranger Things co-star and friend Finn Wolfhard.
“You exclaimed kissing sucks after your first kiss with Finn Wolfhard. Is Finn just a lousy kisser?” the interviewer asked.
And her answer has left fans shocked…
“He is,” Millie laughed as the polygraph examiner confirmed she was indeed telling the truth.
The interviewer then asked: “So he hasn’t gotten better?”
“Not with me, no,” Millie confessed.
You can watch the lie detector test here.
The actress has also been spending some time taking on beauty filters!
She posted an Instagram story showing her face flashing between a filter and no filter.
You can see the snaps here.