Millie Bobby Brown Says A Casting Director Made Her Cry When She Was 10 Years Old

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Millie Bobby Brown is a star, and a great actor to boot.

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But the road to fame can be tough, with setbacks that make aspiring actors question whether they can cut it in the biz.

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In a recent interview with Allure, Millie revealed one such moment that happened early in her career.

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The actor revealed that she was once brought to tears at the age of 10 by a casting director who told her that she wouldn't make it as an actor because of how "mature" she was.

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“I always knew that I was mature and I couldn’t really help that,” she explained while discussing how the comments affected her.

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She then discussed how she felt "very lonely in who I was" at that age. "[F]eeling like no one was quite like me in school and no one was as mature as I was, [hearing that] was really hard because I thought [maturity] was a good thing."

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"And then being told that it wasn’t, that I wouldn’t make it in this industry, it was so hurtful.”

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After getting "really down" about the experience, Millie's parents encouraged her to tape one more audition before going outside to play with her friends. "So I said, ‘Okay, yeah, I should do this one because it looks cool,'" she remembers.

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That audition, of course, was for Stranger Things — the show that launched Millie to fame.

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I wonder how that casting director's feeling now!

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Read the entire interview here.