Millie Bobby Brown is Ready to Say “Thank You, Goodbye” to ‘Stranger Things’

Millie Bobby Brown, the young and immensely talented actress best known for her portrayal of Eleven in the hit Netflix series ‘Stranger Things,’ has recently made headlines with her candid remarks about how the show has impacted her personal and professional life. 

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In a recent interview, she expressed her eagerness to move on to new and exciting projects that align with her passions. The 19-year-old actress claims she is ready to bid farewell to the show that catapulted her to fame. As fans eagerly anticipate the fifth and final season of ‘Stranger Things,’ Brown is already looking ahead to her post-Hawkins life. She acknowledges the immense value the show has brought to her acting career, providing her with valuable tools and resources, but she also candidly shares her desire to explore uncharted territory.

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“When you’re ready, you’re like, ‘All right, let’s do this. Let’s tackle this last senior year. Let’s get out of here,'” Brown said in the interview. It’s clear that her time on the show has been fulfilling, but she’s now seeking opportunities to create stories that resonate with her on a personal level.

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Brown’s determination to branch out beyond ‘Stranger Things’ is evident in her diverse body of work. Since her breakout role, she has starred in the successful ‘Enola Holmes’ and its 2022 sequel. She also showed off her range by venturing into the world of literature, releasing her debut novel, ‘Nineteen Steps,’ last month. 

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The actor’s journey hasn’t been without its challenges. She reflects on the criticisms she faced at the tender age of 13 when ‘Stranger Things’ first premiered. Brown remembers being penalized for overtalking, oversharing, and being too loud, a daunting experience for a young actor. However, she has since built a protective wall around her self-esteem to shield herself from public opinions.

“This is my life, and the only people that are allowed are the people that I open the gate for,” she asserts. The price of fame has led her to be more selective with her friendships, and she describes herself as a reserved person, socially.

Millie Bobby Brown is not just closing the chapter on ‘Stranger Things’; she is ready to write a new one. Her upcoming project, ‘The Electric State,’ in which she stars alongside Chris Pine and Ke Huy Quan, directed by the Russo brothers, promises to be another milestone in her career. This science-fiction film is scheduled to be released on Netflix in the near future.

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As for ‘Stranger Things,’ the future is uncertain due to the recent writers’ strike and ongoing negotiations between actors and production companies. However, when it eventually concludes, it will mark both an end and a new beginning for the show’s beloved cast.

Millie Bobby Brown’s decision to move on from ‘Stranger Things’ shows just how much she wants to grow in her career. While the show has played a significant role in her life, she’s now ready to embrace new challenges and opportunities that await her, leaving behind a legacy as the iconic Eleven and embarking on a path to create her own unique message in the entertainment industry. 

-Britney Jones