Millie Bobby Brown reveals the trauma she overcame with Stranger Things casting

Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown almost gave up acting after being openly criticized by a

veteran casting director when she was only 10 years old. In an interview with Allure 

Magazine (via Variety), the Brit recalled how she was told she wouldn't succeed as an actress because she was too mature.

"I always knew I was mature and I couldn't stop that," she stated. "That picks up on what I've 

already said about being kind of very lonely in myself and feeling that nobody was like me at 

school and nobody was as mature as me. It was really hard, because I thought it was a good

thing, and to hear that it wasn't, and that I wouldn't be successful in the industry, hurt me a lot."

It was only at her parents' insistence that the young actress agreed to record a video test

for the role of Eleven in Stranger Things, which not only catapulted her career but drew on

her maturity and experience of feeling isolated to build one of the most iconic characters in pop culture today.