Britney Spears Shuts Down Biopic Rumors Reminding People She Is Not Dead
Britney Spears shut down the idea of Millie Bobby Brown starring in a biopic about her.
Barely a few days since Millie Bobby Brown stated her desire to play the Princess of Pop on the big screen, Britney Spears herself has shut down any rumors by reminding everyone “Dude, I’m not dead”. Spears posted the note on Instagram along with a pic of carved wooden doors which were, architecturally speaking, very pleasing to the eye. Spears has reassured fans in several previous Insta posts about her newfound freedom that she feels more alive than ever.
Britney Spears isn’t a stranger to any kind of spotlight, as she’s been in the business since childhood and performed through hell and high water for almost twenty-five years of her music career. Most of the older generations remember the star for her tragic and far too publicized breakdown in the mid-2000s. Under mounting pressure from her family and agents, as well as very public divorce and custody hearings, Spears infamously shaved her head and retaliated against paparazzi harassing her.
The Pop Princess came back strong and took her rightful place as Pop Queen in the years following, dropping her comeback album Circus, and selling out massive arenas in 2008. Britney Spears has used her situation to advocate for mental health and well-being, frequently speaking about her own experiences as well as the necessity of mental health resources.
Her greatest hurdle to date though, and freshest in everyone’s minds, is the #FreeBritney movement, started online in order to free Britney Spears from the conservatorship of her family. The campaign began when fans noticed irregularities in the star’s behavior and seemingly strange statements from her family. Everything came to a head in 2021 when the conservatorship was legally dissolved, freeing Britney to bloom into the person she wasn’t allowed to be before.
Not hard to see why Millie Bobby Brown, the actress behind Eleven in Netflix’s Stranger Things, would want to play Britney Spears. Brown, already a massive fan, just spoke last week about her dream of playing her idol. While Brown could certainly pull off the look, it’s the vocals that are going to set her apart. The star has performed multiple Spears songs during late-night shows throughout the years, absolutely crushing it every time.
So, why wouldn’t Britney Spears want a film about her life? Speculation that she wants to separate that part of her history or not relive it is certainly valid, but there’s one thing not many are suggesting- nobody wants to tell an unfinished story. The quote “I’m not dead” tells it all, with Spears knowing that there’s a lot more to come for her. The Once and Future Pop Princess is younger and livelier than ever as she approaches her 41st birthday on December 2.
So while fans may not see Millie Bobby Brown in a biopic about her any time soon, we all get the pleasure of watching Britney flourish in the meantime. Along with mental health advocacy, Britney Spears is considered an icon of the LGBTQ+ community, frequently speaking about how they kept her going through some of the worst times. We can all take some joy that Britney Spears, the teen idol that the world wrote off, is constantly striving to be her best self and wants the same for you.