Millie Bobby Brown has opened up in regards to the “gross” sexualization she confronted in Hollywood as a younger teenager attempting to make it huge.
The British actress, who was solely 12 when she landed a lead function in Netflix’s smash hit “Stranger Issues,” opened up in regards to the challenges of rising up within the highlight.
Showing on The Responsible Feminist podcast, Brown dished on how turning 18 actually put issues into perspective for her.
“I take care of the identical issues any 18-year-old is coping with, navigating being an grownup and having relationships and friendships, and it’s all of these issues,” she stated.
“Being favored and attempting to slot in, it’s all quite a bit, and also you’re attempting to [know] your self whereas doing that. The one distinction is clearly I’m doing that within the public eye.”
“It may be actually overwhelming,” Brown stated of getting to take care of being sexualized in Hollywood. “I’ve undoubtedly been coping with that extra within the final couple weeks of turning 18. [I’m] undoubtedly seeing a distinction between the way in which individuals act and the way in which the press and social media react to me coming of age.”
Millie Bobby Brown on the premiere of Netflix’s “Stranger Issues” on July 11, 2016.Getty Photographs
“It’s gross,” she continued, explaining that her expertise in Hollywood is “a superb illustration of what’s occurring on the earth and the way younger women are sexualized. I’ve been coping with that — however I’ve additionally been coping with that for eternally.”
When Brown was 16, she shared a robust message addressing the web criticism and sexualization she’s confronted rising up within the highlight.
She wrote on the time, “16 has felt like a very long time coming. I really feel like change must occur for not solely this technology however the subsequent. Our world wants kindness and assist to ensure that us youngsters to develop and succeed.”
“There are moments I get annoyed from the inaccuracy, inappropriate feedback, sexualization and pointless insults that finally have resulted in ache and insecurity for me,” she wrote on an Instagram submit celebrating her sixteenth birthday in 2020.
“However not ever will I be defeated. I’ll proceed doing what I really like and spreading the message to be able to make change,” she added.
Millie Bobby Brown visits “The Tonight Present Starring Jimmy Fallon” on August 31, 2016.Getty Photographs for NBC