However, the actress has admitted that she almost bid farewell to acting altogether before landing the part in the hit Netflix series.
Speaking in the latest issue of Variety, the 13-year-old revealed that “everything changed” after Stranger Things, thanks to her turn as the mysterious, psychokinetic character.
“It was like a bug. I know this sounds crazy, but once I find something I want to do, nobody’s stopping me,” Millie commented.
The television star continued: “If I don’t know how to sew, and I really had that passion to sew, that’s it, I’m going to sew. That’s also with acting. So here I am.
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“I felt at one point I couldn’t do it [anymore], but then I got this and everything changed… Acting is like breathing to me.”
Meanwhile, Millie’s co-star David Harbour, who portrays Chief Hopper, admitted he was wary of giving her too much “attention”.
“I’m leery of blowing too much smoke up her already well-filled smoke a**,” the 42-year-old said.
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The actor went on: “Everyone from Tennessee Williams to Sarah Paulson has warned of the perils of early success.
“There’s a piece of me that’s very protective of her and feels that we should all let her be brave and brilliant and turn our eyes away and not give her so much attention.”
David said he was convinced that’d he be watching Millie in films when he was in a “nursing home”, saying she could become Meryl Streep.
Read the full interview with Millie Bobby Brown in the latest issue of Variety or online here.
Stranger Things season one and two is available to steam on Netflix now.