Millie Bobby Brown is by far one the most praised child actors gracing our television screens at the moment. Although she has been acting for a while now, her role on the hit show “Stranger Things” has garnered her widespread fame among its die-hard fans. She is enchanting. She is intriguing. And it is hard to believe how old she is. Today, Millie has turned 15 years old and the young star has stolen all of our hearts ever since.
In 2015, when she auditioned for “Stranger Things,” Millie had no idea that it would become her launching pad. After the first season of the show, Millie signed a contract with Calvin Klein and was nominated for an Emmy and a SAG award, while the show won a nod for a Golden Globe. She received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series at age 13, becoming one of the youngest Emmy Award nominees of all time. Also, Time magazine chose her for its Time 100, making her the youngest recipient to garner that honour.
Not just that, Millie has been named UNICEF’s newest Goodwill Ambassador last year. She will be the youngest person to ever hold that title. As ambassador, she will be tasked with raising awareness around children’s rights and issues such as violence, poverty, bullying and the lack of education in many areas.
Millie said she shares the title with…
“A hero of mine, the late, great Audrey Hepburn, who once said, ‘As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands: one for helping others and one for helping yourself.’ And that’s exactly what I intend to do.”
“Stranger Things” has become one of the most iconic shows after it released its first season in July 2016, thanks in part to one of the series’ most memorable characters, Millie Bobby Brown’s Eleven. After what feels like years (well, more than a year anyway) since Season 2 in October 2017, they’ve finally confirmed a date for Season 3: 4 July, 2019! Co-creators the Duffer brothers have confirmed that a third season (and fourth) are in the pipeline, while producer Shawn Levy has even teased a possible fifth. Well, it sure gives us more screen time for Eleven – we’re not complaining.
Trolls are unavoidable in social media, especially if you’re a celebrity. But Millie Bobby Brown clearly isn’t having any of it on her latest Instagram post. The actress shared a photo of her in a snakeskin print dress, asking her followers to “Write a caption.” Shortly after, the comment section was flooded with people telling her to “act her age.” Unamused by the response, she told everyone to back off and leave her alone. You go, girl!
“I [know] everyone on my last pic wants me to ‘act my age’ but quite frankly it’s my Instagram and if I choose to post that picture and you don’t like it… scroll past it,” she wrote in a since-deleted Instagram story. Millie previously left Twitter after a mean meme drove her off the platform.
But when it comes to love life, Millie hasn’t found any luck yet. Last year, she and pop singer Jacob Sartorius have called it quits after seven months of dating, they confirmed via Instagram stories on July 31. Millie and Jacob, 16, first went public with their relationship in December, and teen fans swooned over their sweet Valentine’s Day messages and romantic couple pics. They each posted similar messages to confirm the breakup, but assured fans they would remain friends.
Come what may in her way, you’d know that Millie has it all sorted. At such a young age, she has maturity enough for her to stay loud and heard in the industry. Her bubbly, charming, and socializing gift can bring her a long way forward. The future is, simply, hers for the taking.
Source: CNN, W Magazine