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‘Stranger Things’ Star Millie Bobby Brown Says she Went to Therapy Over Online Bullying

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Millie Bobby Brown was thrust into the spotlight when she was eleven years old and has spent the last several years figuring out how to withstand online criticism and harassment.

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And now the actress has opened up about her experience of online bullying.

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Keep scrolling for full the story…

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Who hasn’t heard of Millie Bobby Brown?

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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.”

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Millie and her parents then moved to Florida, where she enrolled in stage school.

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She made appearances in well-known TV programs including, Modern Family and Grey’s Anatomy.

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And in 2016, she landed her life-changing role in Stranger Things.

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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.

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It’s here that Millie found her footing in the industry.

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And young Millie’s role as Eleven has well and truly rocketed her to stardom.

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But it hasn’t always been easy, being thrust into the spotlight so young…

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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.

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Unwanted media attention is difficult for anybody, let alone a young girl…

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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.

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One of the many things Millie has been criticized for is her male friends…

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Or, as some people claimed, her relationships. Millie was repeatedly seen hanging out with men much older than her which left fans unsettled.

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One of them being Drake…

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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.

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She’s also faced criticism for her clothing choices…

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There’s no denying that Millie doesn’t dress like a normal teenager because let’s face it, what sixteen-year-old wears Gucci heels with a custom Louis Vuitton gown?

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However, that shouldn’t result in bad press…

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Millie’s wardrobe choices have absolutely nothing to do with anyone else!

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Yes, she may look a lot older than eighteen…

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But what do you expect when a young girl is living in Hollywood and is hanging out with some of the most famous people in the world?

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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.

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“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.”

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Over the last few years, Millie has taken on a whole new look and more mature personality…

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According to recent reports, she claimed she wanted to show everyone “what it’s like being a woman of her age.”

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“I would really enjoy wearing more fitted clothes now,” she said.

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“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.'”

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But despite being in the spotlight, there are some things about her most wouldn’t know…

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One being that Millie is actually deaf in one ear!

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She told she told W magazine in 2017: “I wanted to be a singer when I was three.”

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Explaining that she “just started to, like, train myself.”

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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.

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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!

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And it’s definitely not held her back.

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“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.”

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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.”

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That’s some wise words, don’t you think?

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If you didn’t already know, Millie played the leading role of Enola in the 2020 movie Enola Holmes.

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The actress took on the role of Sherlock Holmes’ younger sister in the film series…

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Critics labeled the film as a success and it received “positive reviews,” the Daily Mail reports.

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But all eyes were on something else…

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As Millie hasn’t shied away from speaking about a sequel in the past…

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Expressing how her character is “strong and fearless.”

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“I can’t wait to collaborate again with my Enola Holmes family!” she said.

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“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.

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And now Netflix has confirmed that there would be a sequel of the film to be released later this year.

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“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…

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Fans rejoiced at the prospect of seeing their favorite star on the big screen…

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“Ahh can’t wait!” tweeted one fan.

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Film makers have noticed Millie’s popularity rise…

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With the star reportedly earning “$20,000 per episode” for the first season of Stranger Things.

And there’s no stopping Millie…

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As it now seems, like the star is earning even more than before…

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It was reported, that her salary was “increased to $250,000 per episode” in season 3 of Stranger Things.

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According to Variety, Millie is set to receive an even “larger sum of money.”

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And everybody’s talking about it too…

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Because according to reports, the actress will “make history.”

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Yes, with her salary…

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Millie is set to receive a paycheck of $10 million for her role in Enola Holmes 2.

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Now, that’s a heft amount!

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Millie has openly spoken out about how it feels to be a Hollywood star at a young age.

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She has also opened up about being s*xualized as a teenager and after an incident eft her feeling publicly humiliated.

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She wrote a message to her fans on her Instagram page back in 2020…

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“The last few years haven’t been easy, I’ll admit that,” she wrote, “There are moments I get frustrated from the inaccuracy, inappropriate comments, s*xualization, and unnecessary insults that ultimately have resulted in pain and insecurity for me.”

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In an interview with Allure Magazine, the star admitted she doesn’t have social media on her phone.

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Someone else handles her Instagram and Facebook pages, the only social platforms she hasn’t deleted, and she went to therapy to handle the constant bullying she has faced online.

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Now Millie only speaks to her fans via blog posts on the Florence by Mills website that read like diary entries.

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The actress said it works because “nobody can comment” on her posts.

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“It’s really hard to be hated on when you don’t know who you are yet,” Millie admitted. “So it’s like, ‘What do they hate about me? ‘Cause I don’t know who I am.'”

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She also told Allure that she tried doing different things in response to the criticism.

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“Then you just start shutting down because you’re like, ‘Who am I meant to be? Who do they need me to be for them?'” she said.

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“Then I started to grow more, and my family and friends really helped. It helped to be able to understand that I don’t need to be anything they said that I need to be. I just have to develop within myself. That’s what I did.”

What do you think?

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