Millie Bobby Brown Reveals She Almost Quit Acting After ‘Game of Thrones’ Rejection
Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown shared how she had thoughts about quitting acting, after she failed to secure a role on Game of Thrones.
The 16-year-old actress virtually sat down with Jimmy Fallon for The Tonight Show, where she shared her initial days of being an actor. She said she felt “very disheartened” by the industry which “was just full of rejections 24/7.”
Brown said, “I think I was just very disheartened by the rejection, which is something I tell everyone. This industry is just full of rejection 24/7. You get ‘No’s, a lot of ‘No’s, before you get a ‘Yes.’ And I was auditioning for commercials, for anything really. I then auditioned for Game of Thrones and I got a ‘No’ for that.”
“Then, that’s when I was like, ‘This is really difficult,’ and I guess I really wanted that role. So one of my last sort of goes at all this was a show called Montauk,” she added.
Thankfully, Brown never gave up, and life took a better turn when she landed the role of Eleven on Netflix’s Stranger Things, just two months after the GOT rejection.
Millie Bobby Brown will star in the fourth season of Stranger Things, and most recently made another Netflix appearance with Enola Holmes alongside Henry Cavill and Sam Claflin.