Millie Bobby Brown Was Told She'd Never Make It Because She Was 'Too Mature' At 10

Daniel Mitchell-Benoit
A scene from Stranger Things  with Brown in it.
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Millie Bobby Brown is an acting superstar. Staring at Eleven in Stranger Things when she was only 12 years old, she's now 18 and reminiscing on the early years of her acting career.

Of course, she didn't land everything right away and was met with quite a few comments that almost caused her to quit. Thank goodness she didn't, look at her today!

Millie Bobby Brown almost didn't become the star we know her as today.

Known best for her role as Eleven in Stranger Things, Brown almost didn't audition for the role entirely thanks to a comment from a "powerful casting director" as she put it in an interview with Allure.

What did he say?

He told her she was too mature to make it as a child actor. Note that she was only 10 years old at the time.

"I always knew that I was mature and I couldn't really help that," Brown said.

The comment really did a number on her self-esteem.

"Going back to what I said earlier about being kind of very lonely in who I was and feeling like no one was quite like me in school and no one was as mature as I was, [hearing that] was really hard because I thought [maturity] was a good thing."

It nearly stopped her from doing the audition that would change her life.

"It was so hurtful. I got really down about that. My parents told me, 'Just do this one last audition on tape and then you can go outside and play with your friends again.'"

That audition landed her the role in 'Stranger Things.'

A scene from Stranger Things  with Brown in it.
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And the rest is history! She's spoken openly about how many times her auditions were rejected, and how hard it was to finally land a breakout role like this, but now the world has gotten to see her incredible talent and she's incredibly beloved!

h/t: Insider