AceShowbiz - Millie Bobby Brown got candid about her unpleasant experience of being famous. In an interview with Allure, the "Stranger Things" star recalled the moment she faced constant criticism that led her to seek therapy.
"It's really hard to be hated on when you don't know who you are yet," the 18-year-old told the publication. "So it's like, 'What do they hate about me? 'Cause I don’t know who I am.' It's almost like, 'Okay, I'm going to try being this today.' [And then they say], 'Oh, no, I hate that.' "
" 'Okay. Forget that. I'm going to try being this today.' 'Oh, my God! I hate when you do that,' " she went on recounting. "Then you just start shutting down because you're like, 'Who am I meant to be? Who do they need me to be for them?' "
Millie went on to share, "Then I started to grow more, and my family and friends really helped. It helped to be able to understand that I don't need to be anything they said that I need to be. I just have to develop within myself. That's what I did." She continued, "That's what I'm doing."
Elsewhere in the interview, Millie also opened up about her "unhealthy" past relationship with Hunter Ecimovic. "I felt very vulnerable," she said, before describing their dynamic as an "unhealthy situation," which ended in 2021. Millie added that no one on the set of the Netflix sci-fi show set in the 80s "knew" what was happening between the pair.