A side-by-side photo of Millie Bobby Brown and Britney Spears.
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I'm Here To Explain All The Drama Going On With Millie Bobby Brown And Britney Spears

Hollywood is a town that's revered for its drama — both on and off camera. Almost since the inception of Tinsel Town, there have been actors, actresses, and various other celebrities going at each other's throats.

Sometimes it's warranted, and other times it comes completely out of left field. While we're on that subject, I figured it's best that I go ahead and explain all the drama that's going on between Millie Bobby Brown and Britney Spears.

Hollywood is a town that's become renowned for off-screen drama.

The Hollywood sign in the Hollywood Hills.
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There have been celebrity feuds for as long as there have been celebrities. Usually, these are born from a sense of competition or a heated rivalry between two like competitors.

For example, nobody was too caught off guard when Vin Diesel and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson began beefing.

The Rock and Vin Diesel going toe-to-toe in 'Fate Of The Furious'.
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Dwayne and Vin epitomize the term "alpha male," and each has their own way of doing things. It was almost inevitable that these two would clash while filming F8: The Fate of the Furious.

In a similar vein, when Taylor Swift and Katy Perry started going at one another, each was vying for the title of "Most Popular Female Pop Star."

What began with a spat about backup dancers eventually ended with Katy sending Taylor a literal olive branch to signify a truce.

However, once in a while a celebrity feud rears its ugly head that positively baffles fans.

Casey Elwes saying, "Are you serious?" in 'Robin Hood: Men In Tights'.
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I'm talking about the recent spat that's been going on between Stranger Things breakout star, Millie Bobby Brown, and "The Princess of Pop" — Britney Spears.

It all started when Millie made a recent guest appearance on 'The Drew Barrymore Show'.

During the recently-minted show segment called "Drewber" (a spin on Uber), Barrymore began asking the young star a series of questions surrounding her latest film, Enola Holmes 2.

Toward the end of the interview, Barrymore asked Millie to name her bucket list role.

Millie Bobby Brown in a car being interview by Drew Barrymore for 'The Drew Barrymore Show'.
youtube | The Drew Barrymore Show via CBS

"I want to play a real person," Millie responded, "and I think for me, Britney would be — Britney Spears."

"I think her story, first of all, resonates with me," Millie explained.

Britney Spears dancing in the music video for "...Baby, one More Time."
Giphy | Britney Spears

"Just growing up in the public eye; watching her videos, watching interviews of her when she was younger. I mean, the same thing with you, it's like — I see the scramble for words."

"And I don't know her, but when I look at pictures of her, I feel like I could tell her story in the right way, and hers only."

Millie Bobby Brown wearing a brown blazer, riding in a car, being interviewed by Drew Barrymore for 'The Drew Barrymore Show'.
youtube | The Drew Barrymore Show via CBS

At face value, it seemed as if Millie was paying Britney a pretty high compliment. Unfortunately, Britney didn't take it that way.

"I hear about people wanting to do movies about my life," Britney wrote in a rambling Instagram caption. "Dude I’m not dead !!!"

Britney Spears dancing in a belly top in her living room.
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"Although it’s pretty [expletive] clear they preferred me dead," she said. The "they" in question appears to be in reference to Britney's family and her recent conservatorship trial.

On the one hand, Britney makes a fair point about not wanting a biopic made about her life while she's still living it.

Britney Spears as a guest judge, looking left and right with a confused face.
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After all, it's Britney's story. If she doesn't want it told while she's still living, it's completely within her right to make that opinion known.

However, there are countless examples of biopics being made while the subject is still breathing.

Nowhere is it written that a biopic can only be made once a person has passed. In fact, some of the best biopics have actually been made about living people.

I'm fairly certain that most people will remember a little-known film called, 'The Social Network'.

Jesse Eisenberg as Mark Zuckerberg in 'The Social Network'.
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The story of Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, was released while the social media leviathan was still in its infancy, and wound up being nominated for "Best Picture" at the Oscars.

In a similar vein, Margot Robbie was cast to play Tonya Harding in 'I, Tonya'.

Margot Robbie in-between smiling and crying in 'I, Tonya'.
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I, Tonya told the true story of disgraced Olympic figure skater, Tanya Harding, and her misguided decision to hire a hitman in order to assault her fellow competitor, Nancy Kerrigan.

Finally, Leonardo DiCaprio received an Oscar nomination for "Best Actor" after portraying Jordan Belfort in Martin Scorcese's 'The Wolf Of Wall Street'.

Leonardo DiCaprio as Jordan Belfrot, giving a speech in 'The Wolf Of Wall Street'.
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The film also received four additional Oscar nominations, including "Best Director," "Best Writing," Best Supporting Actor," and "Best Picture."

So far, there has been no response from Millie in regard to Spears' less-than-favorable comment.

Millie Bobby Brown saying, "Perhaps it's the world that needs changing," in 'Enola Holmes'.
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Hopefully, with a little time and coaxing, Britney will come around. Hers is certainly a story worth telling and Millie could very well be the perfect actress to do just that.