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Millie Bobby Brown told she was 'too mature' at 10-years-old to make it in Hollywood

Millie Bobby Brown told she was 'too mature' at 10-years-old to make it in Hollywood

The Stranger Things actor says she was left in tears when she was told she wouldn't make it

A 10-year-old Millie Bobby Brown was reduced to tears for getting told she was 'too mature' for acting.

The now 18-year-old, says she almost quit acting after a 'powerful casting director' went in hard on her.

It's safe to say that person clearly got it very wrong.

However, this wasn't new to a young Bobby Brown, as she told Allure: "I always knew that I was mature and I couldn't really help that.

Millie Bobby Brown has been acting from an early age, pictured here in drama series Intruders in 2014.
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"Going back to what I said earlier about being kind of very lonely in who I was and feeling like no one was quite like me in school and no one was as mature as I was, [hearing that] was really hard because I thought [maturity] was a good thing."

She added: "It was so hurtful. I got really down about that. My parents told me, 'Just do this one last audition on tape and then you can go outside and play with your friends again'."

After mustering up the courage for one more audition - for a role on Stranger Things - the rest was history.

The actor said she was always aware of her maturity.
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Despite becoming one of the best payed actors in Hollywood, the actor has spoken candidly about the difficulties she's faced during her journey to fame.

Bobby Brown also told the publication that she had to go to therapy over online bullying.

She said: "It's really hard to be hated on when you don't know who you are yet.

"So it's like, 'What do they hate about me? 'Cause I don't know who I am.'

"It’s almost like, ‘Okay, I’m going to try being this today.’ [And then they say], ‘Oh, no, I hate that.’ ‘Okay. Forget that. I’m going to try being this today.’ ‘Oh, my God! I hate when you do that’.

Bobby Brown also attended therapy after suffering online bullying.
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"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.”

However, Bobby Brown acknowledged that she was still working on developing herself, saying: "That’s what I’m doing."

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Topics: Millie Bobby Brown, Celebrity