Why Stranger Things’ Millie Bobby Brown Should Win A SAG Award

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Millie Bobby Brown is just 12 years old, yet the ‘Stranger Things’ star has already been nominated for a prestigious Screen Actors Guild Award. Yep, aged 12.

If she walks away with the gong on 29 January, Millie will be the youngest ever star to be recognised so highly by the SAG.

Millie is nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series. And her competition? Only Hollywood greats Claire Foy, Thandie Newton, Robin Wright and her own co-star Winona Ryder.

The schoolgirl, (born in Spain to English parents, before moving to Dorset and then emigrating to Florida aged four. Now living in California. Phew!), is undeniably the breakthrough star of the Netflix series and there are plenty of reasons as to why she should win.

YouTube/ Stranger Things
YouTube/ Stranger Things

For a start, Millie’s portrayal as Eleven in the sci-fi drama has caused quite a stir. Winona is a huge coo, yet everyone is talking about Millie.

Millie’s success as Eleven hasn’t just come out of the blue. This child actor has grafted and learned her craft, making her debut in US TV series ‘Once Upon A Time In Wonderland’ aged just eight. After taking a lead role in spin-off, ‘Once Upon A Time’, she went on to appear in ‘Greys Anatomy’, ‘Modern Family’ and ‘NCIS’. Not bad considering she wasn’t even old enough for senior school.

What we love about Millie is, despite her wealth and Hollywood success, she remains grounded and is a real family girl.

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In September, Millie appeared on ITV1’s Lorraine and endeared viewers – not to mention host Lorraine Kelly – by admitting she was starstruck.

“I don’t play it cool. I get really starstruck. Even at ITV I’m starstruck,” Millie explained.

“I have a schedule in the morning; I wake up, I watch [‘Lorraine’], ‘This Morning’ and then ‘Loose Women’. This is not a joke. And then I do home schooling after that.”

She added: “My parents will be like, ‘Come on, let’s go to nanny and granddad’s!’ But I like, ‘No, I’m going to stay in the house and finish Loose Women!’

We’re please to hear Millie hasn’t forgotten her British roots. In fact, she’s an avid supporter of Liverpool FC, along with her dad Robert.

Good luck at the SAG Awards, Mills!