Millie Bobby Brown is ready to say “Thank you and goodbye” to Stranger Things

Eleven’s actress equates the last season of the show to senior year and is enthused to graduate to new projects.

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Netflix’s Stranger Things became a pop culture sensation and an anchoring series for the streamer’s original content. The show made its young cast instant stars who got to experience their own little version of the Beatles mania when fans showcased unbridled enthusiasm at conventions and public appearances. One of the series’ popular characters, Eleven, is portrayed by Millie Bobby Brown. The young actress would grow up on the show and would go on to branch out to other projects, including Netflix’s Enola Holmes films.

Stranger Things is gearing up for its last season, and according to Variety, Brown is ready to pounce on the concluding year. Brown is currently featured on the cover story of Glamour magazine for an interview she conducted before the initiation of the SAG-AFTRA strike. Brown would express her enthusiasm for returning to the Netflix show one last time, “When you’re ready, you’re like, ‘All right, let’s do this. Let’s tackle this last senior year. Let’s get out of here. Stranger Things takes up a lot of time to film and it’s preventing me from creating stories that I’m passionate about. So I’m ready to say, ‘Thank you, and goodbye.’”

One of the newest projects Brown has on the horizon is a post-apocalyptic tentpole film from Avengers directors, the Russo brothers, titled The Electric State, which brings her together with Chris Pratt. Brown glows about the new project, saying, “To be able to go toe-to-toe with Chris Pratt! It’s a very exciting opportunity that I never thought I’d be able to have, to be able to be treated the same as him and to be looked at and respected the same as him on the set by the production, by the studio.”

The Eleven actress had expressed similar sentiments about Stranger Things‘ swan song in an earlier interview with an August publication of Women’s Wear Daily. When inquired about tackling the final season, Brown replied, “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. 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.”

Source: Variety, Glamour

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