Millie Bobby Brown continues to be one of the most influential women in Hollywood as she uses her powerful social media presence and strong acting skills to play characters that break the stereotypes that have been around for so long that people have started considering them as the norm.

Millie Bobby Brown who gained worldwide recognition for her portrayal of Eleven in Stranger Things had been almost thrown out of Hollywood, but she refused to back down and even went on to give her best to the character by shaving off her head. This drastic change made the actress realize something that she shared on her now-deactivated X (formerly Twitter) page.

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A scene from Stranger Things

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Millie Bobby Brown Understood Her Life’s Purpose After Shaving Her Head

Actors changing their appearance to play certain roles is not surprising as some actors have often gone to great lengths to alter their natural physical appearance according to whatever was needed of them for playing the role. Millie Bobby Brown was not an exception to this as she shaved off her head to do justice to her character of Eleven in the Duffer Brothers’ created Netflix show Stranger Things.

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Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven from Stranger Things

According to Elle, Brown posted a time-lapse video of her haircut along with a caption that not only won hearts but also inspired millions of women to feel good in their skin with or without hair. She wrote:

“The day I shaved my head was the most empowering moment of my whole life. The last strand of hair cut off was the moment my whole face was on show and I couldn’t hide behind my hair like I used to. As I looked in the mirror I realised I had one job to do. Inspire.”

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Soon, the post had millions of responses from women who had shaved or had bald heads or women who had done it after being inspired by Eleven. So, it goes without saying that the actress was successful in doing her job which she believed to be inspiring others. She still continues to do so with each new character that she plays.

Stranger Things Has Impacted Millie Bobby Brown Personally

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Millie Bobby Brown as Enola Holmes

Millie Bobby Brown has played many different characters in her career so far. However, the one that will probably always stay close to her heart will be that of Eleven from Stranger Things. While it cannot be denied that the show has brought her unparalleled fame, it has also brought about personal growth in the actress.

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In an interview with Glamour Magazine, the Enola Holmes actress said:

“It’s really a story of individuality, too. I have learned a lot from Eleven. Yes, she’s powerful, but she is also a loyal friend and protector. Even though she’s still learning how to use her voice, her resilience, loyalty and strength inspires me.”

Brown has been bullied online before, which caused her to leave the social media platform X. Despite this, she believes in staying hopeful and being kind to people because the world can be a scary place sometimes. This might just be one of the many reasons why her fans adore her so much.

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