Millie Bobby Brown Turns Down Millions Of Dollars To Star In A Stranger Things Movie?

Millie Bobby Brown reportedly turned down $12.2 million to be in a Stranger Things movie spin-off.

By Sckylar Gibby-Brown | Updated

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After seven years of dominating Netflix, Stranger Things will end with Season 5. While fans eagerly await the final season of the 80s-based fantasy-horror adventure series, the show’s stars are ready to move on. In fact, Millie Bobby Brown, in particular, is so ready to move on from the franchise that the Enola Holmes actress turned down $12.2 million dollars to reprise her Stranger Things character, Eleven, for a movie, according to Cosmopolitan.

While Millie Bobby Brown might be done with Stranger Things after the final season, the series creators aren’t so ready to leave the Upside Down world just yet. While Netflix hasn’t confirmed it, there have been rumors spreading around the internet that the Duffer Brothers want to create a Stranger Things spin-off movie, and they offered Brown £10 million, which is roughly $12.2 million in American dollars, to star in the feature. 

Unfortunately for anyone else not ready to leave Stranger Things behind just yet, Millie Bobby Brown reportedly turned down the opportunity in order to branch out further in her career. The actress has already publicly stated how she is ready for the show to be over, claiming that while she is grateful for what the series has done for her, she wants to move on to new stories, saying that Stranger Things has concluded all it has to tell. 

Millie Bobby Brown is focusing on the “bigger picture” for life after Stranger Things. After all, the 19-year-old actress began filming the series when she was 11 and has spent a substantial part of her life developing the show. Now, Brown wants to focus on broadening her filmography, as well as studying the things she’s interested in at school.

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“I’m really aware of how privileged I am to have the access to education and to learn more about the things that I want to learn about,” the young actress said. Millie Bobby Brown wants life after Stranger Things to focus more on continuing her education (the Godzilla vs. Kong actress is reportedly going to Purdue University online), as well as helping others receive education in communities and areas that lack access to curriculums. However, even though she’s going for her degree, Brown isn’t leaving her acting career behind her. 

While Stranger Things Season 5 is scheduled to begin filming this summer, Millie Bobby Brown already has several other projects lined up. Damsel is a fantasy adventure brought to you by director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, known for the 2007 action-horror 24 Weeks Later. The upcoming movie, which follows a princess (Brown) who has been sacrificed to a dragon and must learn how to save herself, releases on October 13, 2023.

Breaking away from the fantasy-adventure genre, Millie Bobby Brown will also star in the drama-thriller, The Girls I’ve Been, based on the Tess Sharpe book of the same name, which sees the Stranger Things star as a con artist with powers of persuasion. Additionally, she also has two more projects, The Thing About Jellyfish and The Electric State, currently in development.

Like Millie Bobby Brown, many of her Stranger Things fellow cast members are ready to move on from the series as well, with most of them signed on to developing projects to keep them busy after the series ends. Noah Schanpp has even branched away from acting and opened his own restaurant app called Tenderfix, in addition to working on the Jordan Ross thriller The Tutor