Millie Bobby Brown Opens Up About Coping With Hate, Harassment As A Child

Millie Bobby Brown not too long ago spoke about her struggles with social media, identification and psychological well being as a toddler rising up within the highlight.

“It’s really hard to be hated on when you don’t know who you are yet,” the 18-year-old “Stranger Things” star informed Attract in an interview for its September cowl story.

“Then you just start shutting down because you’re like, ‘Who am I meant to be? Who do they need me to be for them?’”

“Then I started to grow more, and my family and friends really helped. It helped to be able to understand that I don’t need to be anything they said that I need to be. I just have to develop within myself. That’s what I did.”

Millie Bobby Brown at Netflix’s “Stranger Things” Season 4 premiere in New York.

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Although Brown had made appearances on “NCIS,” “Modern Family,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and different packages previous to 2016, it was her function as Eleven on “Stranger Things,” which she landed at simply 12 years previous, that skyrocketed her to worldwide fame.

Within the six years since, Brown has confronted the scrutiny, harassment, sexualization and trolling that comes with it.

As a outcome, she doesn’t use social media on her telephone, and deleted she her Twitter and TikTok accounts. Her solely lively social media platforms, Instagram and Fb, are managed by another person.

The one method she communicates immediately with followers is by way of weblog posts on her web site. She stated it protects her as a result of no one can remark.

Although there are a lot of downsides to her movie star, Brown can be embracing the upsides of her platform and attain. Apart from her different onscreen work, together with her titular function within the upcoming “Enola Holmes 2,” she has a fast-growing magnificence model, Florence by Mills, and works as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF.

“Of course, people can look at it as pressure or scary, but I think that’s the most exciting part of my job,” she informed Attract. “People are all looking at me, ‘What are you going to say, Millie?’ I’m going to say, ‘Young girls deserve an education. Young people everywhere deserve equal rights. [You] deserve to love the people that you want to love. Be the people that you want to be and achieve the dreams that you want to achieve.’ That’s my message.”