Millie Bobby Brown Almost Quit Acting!
Failure is a necessary part of life at times, and the best way to handle it is to learn from it.
We all know we’ve made mistakes in our respective career, as well as in personal life, and learnt valuable lessons, and those mistakes aren’t to be repeated in future.
Well, somewhat the same situation Stanger Things star Millie Bobby Brown has gone through. However, let’s see how she took the setbacks and turn them into positives.
Millie Bobby Brown, 16, recently surprisingly disclosed that at a time when she was “very disheartened” about hearing “no” a lot after auditioning for a role for Game of Thrones, she was rejected, and it almost prompted her to quit acting before getting an offer to play the lead role of Eleven from Stranger Things.
On the Oct. 3 episode of The Tonight Show hosted by Jimmy Fallon, the increasingly famous actress among youth sat down for a virtual interview and spoke of her struggles with the challenges of attempting to make it big in Hollywood.
“I feel like you do get a lot of noes before you can get a yes,” she said when stating that during her before Stranger Things days she kept auditioning for “anything really”
“I then auditioned for Game of Thrones and I got a ‘no’ for that,” she said. “That’s kind of when I was like, ‘Oh, this is really difficult’ and um, I guess I really wanted that role.”
The 16-year-old who now stars in the Netflix movie Enola Holmes, went on to clarify that one of her “last gos” at acting was her audition for Stranger Things.
“I auditioned and two months later they got back to us and said, ‘Hey we’d love to Skype with you’ and I Skyped with them, and the rest is history,” she said with a big smile on her face.
While Millie is now in quarantine and not shooting for new Stranger Things episodes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Netflix revealed on Oct. 1 that the series has resumed production work on season 4.
A network tweeted “Today in Hawkins …” along with a photo that showed a clapperboard in front of a clock. In her interview, Millie also discussed the beginning of production.
“I can’t wait to get back to work. I’ve missed playing Eleven so much,” Bobby said. “She’s always such a challenge to play and I just miss work to be honest with you.”
The first premiere of Stranger Things was in 2016, and Millie was part of the cast from the beginning. Other talented stars, such as Winona Ryder, David Harbour, and Natalie Dyer, also appear in the famous show.