Millie Bobby Brown has been playing the role of Eleven on Netflix’s Stranger Things since she was actually 11 years old. Now, at 19, it looks like Brown is ready to move on and the imminent end of the show with its upcoming season. The actress recently opened up about the show during a recent interview with Women’s Wear Daily.
MILLIE BOBBY BROWN ON WHY SHE’S READ FOR THE END OF STRANGER THINGS
In an interview that was conducted with WWD before the start of the current strike by the actors’ union, SAG-AFTRA, against the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), Bobby Brown spoke about the show, which is slated to end after its upcoming fifth and final season. Speaking on the show’s upcoming final season, Brown stated, “I think I’m ready. It’s been such a huge factor in part of my life, but it’s like graduating high school, it’s like senior year.” She added, “You’re ready to go and blossom and flourish and you’re grateful for the time you’ve had, but it’s time to create your own message and live your own life.”
While Brown is currently waiting for the strikes to be resolved to begin filming the final season of the global, smash-hit television phenomenon, Brown is keeping busy. She’s currently planning a wedding with her fiancé, Jake Bongiovi.
In 2019, the teen actress launched her clean beauty brand, Florence by Mills Beauty. She’s also about to release her new fragrance for the line, Wildly Me, which will be officially available on the brand’s website starting August 22. The product has already launched with a waitlist earlier this week.
Brown noted that while the finale of the show will be a bittersweet experience, she’s now ready for that chapter of her life to come to a close. At only 19, she has a very promising career ahead of her. She’s already been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award on two separate occasions for her work on Stranger Things.
With regard to the final season of Stranger Things, the co-creators and co-showrunners, Matt and Ross Duffer, aka the Duffer Brothers, announced on their social media in May that production was being delayed on the show until the Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike was resolved.
At the time, they wrote, “Duffers here. Writing does not stop when filming begins. While we’re excited to start production with our amazing cast and crew, it is not possible during this strike.” They continued, “We hope a fair deal is reached soon so we can all get back to work. Until then — over and out. #wgastrong.” Several months later, the WGA is still in the midst of its labor dispute against the AMPTP, the SAG-AFTRA guild joined the WGA with its own strike against the AMPTP in July.
Filming the fifth and final season of Stranger Things will not continue until both the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes have been resolved. However, a new animated series spinoff of the show is also currently in the works at Netflix. Development on that show is also likely halted due to the ongoing strikes.
Millie Bobby Brown has had quite the run as Eleven over several seasons of Stranger Things. It should be interesting to see what’s in store for the character once the final season becomes a reality.
While the debut date of Stranger Things 5 is still up in the air, the first four seasons of the show are currently streaming now on Netflix. However, the Duffer Bros. did reveal that the title for the first episode of Season 5 is titled “The Crawl.”
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SOURCE: Women’s Wear Daily