isIt was clearly a puzzling moment. Fans of the hit Netflix show Strange things were left to speculate at the end of season three as to how and why Eleven, played by Millie Bobby Brown, suddenly lost her supernatural power to make things happen with her mind.
Theories have ricocheted on social media during the long wait for the show to return. But Brown, an English actress who is only 17, has already had such an impact with her. Strange things role that this spring the issue seems something of a secondary problem, even among its many devotees.
His burgeoning film career has now provided Brown with such a range of other fictitious gifts and weird abilities that losing his telekinetic powers doesn’t seem so bad.
Brown is set to reappear in Godzilla vs. Kong like Madison Russell, the best chance in the world to deal with a big rampaging lizard. The special effects-dominated adventure, delayed from November but released this month, is billed as a “double sequel” as it follows not only the 2014 one. Godzilla and 2019 Godzilla: King of the Monsters, in which Brown also starred, but also on the Kong: Skull Island franchise.
Over the past year, Brown has also slipped through the decades and donned petticoats to play Sherlock Holmes’ younger sister in Enola Holmes, starring Sam Claflin and Helena Bonham Carter, who has seen 70 million views on Netflix.
Impressive. But so far, brand new girl in the Hollywood neighborhood. Still, it’s really more than the story of the last teenager to captivate a younger audience and it’s because Brown smashed into the power levels of showbusiness. As a result, she qualifies herself as a phenomenon rather than just a popular crush.
The actress, who grew up in Dorset and Florida, already has film producer credits to her name, and in 2018 was the youngest person to appear on Time the magazine’s 100 most influential people list. She is also the youngest person to be asked to work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. Add to that all the chat show appearances, ‘outrageous’ public blunders, deep fake memes, the inevitable makeup brand and an ever-growing list of screen projects, and it’s worth asking yourself. how it all happened so fast. Forget telekinesis: what exactly are Millie Bobby Brown’s powers?
Born in Spain, the third of four children to parents Kelly and Robert Brown, the actress retains a largely English accent despite having spent most of her youth in America. She started acting onscreen before the age of 10 and got good marks for her appearances on the ABC sitcom. Modern family and in the medical drama Grey’s Anatomy.
This outdated word “personality” seems to be the key to his success. Brown emits a kind of energy that catches the eye. She is also happy to chat, which has occasionally caused problems for her. “I am very frank. I’m going to ask a silly question, but I’m really, really serious. I want to know the answer, ”she once said.
Her fame now makes sure everything she says is undermined for controversy. A reckless internet post about being a ‘flat eared’ sparked a wave of disdain, though it is unclear how Brown really wanted it. A friendship deemed “inappropriate” with older singer Drake also earned her stigma, as did a perceived blunder when she imitated putting on makeup rather than using the real trick in a promotional video for her vegan makeup Florence by Mills. If it was a blunder, it didn’t hurt. Before Christmas, Brown and his family announced that they had secured a controlling stake in a brand that is now really in the process of creating it.
Brown’s relationship with social media has predictably become troubled. The seething star was the target of both the sneaky celebrity vlogging trail and a semi-ironic #TakeDownMillieBobbyBrown campaign that attempted to associate her clean, squeaky image with racism and / or homophobia.
It remains, however, a funster determined according to Godzilla vs. Kong Director Adam Wingard, who said he loved watching Brown and his co-star Julian Dennison interact on set: “They were incredibly funny – when the cameras were rolling and when they weren’t. It was so much fun to watch.
Dennison also spoke about the teasing side of his screen partner, “Millie is such a cool person and it was so great to work with,” he said, adding, “She scared me a lot. I mean, literally, she would sneak up just to scare me. But luckily I’m a pretty tough guy.
In recent weeks, enthusiasm for Brown has sparked an unusual urge to see her supplant Emma Watson, the English country actress who grew up playing Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films, not just in the affection of audiences. , but also in the original role. A deepfake video doing the trick convincingly replaces Watson’s face with Brown’s in clips from all movies.
There is an unspoken androgyny that also works in Brown’s favor today. It’s not just in her shaved head Strange things character but in Enola Holmes as well. She may have worn her hair long for this Edwardian role, but she categorically didn’t do any embroidery.
Brown’s game has been recognized in a string of nominations and awards, and viewers of Jimmy Fallon’s chat show also know she can sing. His festive impression of Amy Winehouse is all the more successful for an actor who is dealing with total deafness in one ear.
Netflix now manages Brown rather than the old Hollywood studios once shaping and directing their starlets; align a succession of major projects. Or maybe Brown runs Netflix?
The actress and her sister Paige, who appeared alongside her in Enola Holmes, will now partner with the streaming giant for the production of a new film, A wasted time, in which the two teenagers will play. Brown is also set to star in Netflix thriller The girls that I have been, which she will produce with Jason Bateman’s Aggregate Films.
Additionally, Brown is set to star and produce the fantasy film. Young lady for Netflix. This time, she has to face not Godzilla but a fairytale dragon.
The heart of Brown’s success might in fact be an apparent banality; always an important factor for a child star. “I always thought Madison was a really relatable teenager who went through things that are obviously pretty extraordinary,” Brown observed. She clearly understands.