One of the young actresses with a lot of potential and appreciation for her acting skills is Millie Bobby Brown, an actress best known for playing Eleven in the science fiction series Stranger Things on Netflix.

The actress—who is engaged to Jake Bongiovi—was the youngest person chosen for the role of Goodwill Ambassador when she was included on the Time 100 list of global ambassadors in 2018. Though she has received praise from critics for her depiction of Eleven on the program, did you know that she once acknowledged that she had to put in twice as much effort as her co-stars?

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Millie Bobby Brown
Millie Bobby Brown

Millie Bobby Brown opens up about her disability

In an interview via Glamour in 2017, actress Millie Bobby Brown opened up that she was born with partial loss of hearing in one of her ears but over the years, her hearing completely faded away on that side of her ear. That meant when the actress was performing she was not able to fully hear herself, which is reflected in the first season of the show.

The actress in the first season of Stranger Things decided to use her senses to make her character more realistic, as Eleven didn’t speak much and she explained to the publication:

“You can talk with your face. It’s very easy for someone to say, ‘I’m mad. I’m sad. I’m angry.’ I have to just do it with my face.”

Millie Bobby Brown
Millie Bobby Brown in Stranger Things as Eleven

The young and successful actress has never let her spirits down because of her disability and mentioned to the publication that she had started to sing and if she sounds bad, she doesn’t care because she is doing something that she loves. She added,

“You don’t have to be good at singing. You don’t have to be good at dancing or acting. If you like to do it, if you genuinely enjoy doing it, then do it. No one should stop you.”

Millie Bobby Brown also noted on asking about her desire to act that it was like a bug adding that if there is something that she wants to do, there is nothing that could stop her and that’s the case with acting for her.

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Millie Bobby Brown talks about the pressure she faced during the Stranger Things press tour

In her interview via Variety, the actress mentioned that she felt pressurized during the Stranger Things press tour, noting that she was often criticized for talking over her co-stars in interviews and trying to steal their thunder. The actress mentioned the words used by her at the time; idiot, stupid, and a brat.

About the same she said,

“We’re kids — we talk over each other. I was just penalized for over-talking and oversharing and being too loud. It’s hard to hear that at 13. You’re like, ‘I don’t want to ever talk again. I don’t want to be the loud person…In interviews I couldn’t help but think of all the comments. So I just remembered to stay silent and speak when I was spoken to, even though I was dying to join in. I just felt it wasn’t my turn.”

Millie Bobby Brown and Jamie Campbell
Millie Bobby Brown and Jamie Campbell

The actress said that people shouldn’t speak about underage children, adding that the brains physically have not grown at that age, and to diminish and practically stunt someone’s growth mentally, strip them down to tell them that they don’t look great is not right.

Millie Bobby Brown says that her experience has led her to want to protect other underage actors in the future.

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