Millie Bobby Brown almost failed to audition for one of the most coveted roles in TV history, the part of Eleven on “Stranger Things.” She claims to have had a rather horrible experience with a “powerful casting director” who told her that she was too mature to succeed as a child actor.

In an interview, Brown, now 18 years old, recounted the bitter experience she had when she was ten years old.

“I always knew that I was mature, and I could not really help that. 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, [it] was really hard because I thought [it] was a good thing.”

As the British actress went on to explain, “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.'”

Eventually, Brown decided to do one more audition, which led her to land the role of the 11-year-old superpowered girl in Netflix’s hit series “Stranger Things.”

Despite her experience in the acting world, this isn’t the first time the Primetime Emmy Award nominee has opened up about her stormy experiences. During an appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” in October 2020, the actress discussed how “the industry is just full of rejection 24/7.”

“I was auditioning for commercials, anything really. I then auditioned for ‘Game of Thrones,’ and I got a no for that. That is kind of when I was like, ‘Oh, this is really difficult.'”

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