Millie Bobby Brown Hits Back At Critics of One Particular Aspect of Her Acting


  • Millie Bobby Brown stands up to critics over her accent, emphasizing her versatility as an actor and her efforts to adapt to different environments.
  • Despite mixed reviews, Brown’s film
    is a hit with audiences and currently a top movie on Netflix due to its fantasy elements.
  • Brown is prepared to say goodbye to
    Stranger Things
    after the final season in 2025, eager to explore other creative opportunities and projects.

Millie Bobby Brown has responded to one of the most frequent complaints she sees in harsh online comments. Following the release of her new Netflix fantasy, Damsel, the film itself has been getting a rough ride from some critics, but that is not the reason for the Stranger Things star defending herself. Instead, she has spoken out about frequent complaints over her accent.

Millie Bobby Brown holding a sword in the poster for Damsel


Princess Elodie thinks she is marrying Prince Henry, but discovers she’s actually about to be sacrificed to a dragon, setting up a head-to-head battle with the fire-breather. Millie Bobby Brown stars in this Netflix original.

Release Date
March 8, 2024

Juan Carlos Fresnadillo

Dan Mazeau


Netflix, PCMA Management and Productions

Best known for her breakthrough role in Stranger Things, Brown has been involved in some other high profile projects, including Warner Bros. MonsterVerse, and Netflix’s Enola Holmes movies. However, it seems that despite her many successes, one thing that comes up time and time again are comments aimed at the actress’s accent. This is something she addressed directly during an interview with Max Balegde on TikTok, saying:

“I’m an actor. I grew up in the public eye. I grew up in America. I come to set and I’m an actor and I adapt, and so I want to mimic other people! I can’t help that when I’m around my fiancé, or when I’m with people like Jimmy Fallon who have a very American accent, I wanna replicate it! And now I’m in England, I wanna replicate that [accent]! I don’t do it intentional, and I’m sorry if it offends you, okay? But listen, I’m trying my best! I’m trying my best.”

Millie Bobby Brown is Ready to Say Goodbye to Stranger Things

Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven and David Harbour as Hopper in Stranger Things

While Netflix’s release of Damsel has received a mixed bag of reviews from critics, the film has landed itself a solid 75% approval rate from audiences, and is currently soaring high as the top movie on Netflix. This is hardly surprising as the combination of fantasy, dragons and Brown is almost irresistible.

However, fans are currently eager to see her return one more time to the role that really started it all for the young actress. Stranger Things will air its final season in 2025, and with filming underway on the epic conclusion to the saga, it continues to be Netflix’s most successful English language offering. The season has already been teased as a bittersweet return to Hawkins for many of the cast members, but for Brown, it is also something she is ready for. She previously told Glamour:

“When you’re ready, you’re like, ‘All right, let’s do this. Let’s tackle this last senior year. Let’s get out of here.’ Stranger Things takes up a lot of time to film, and it’s preventing me from creating stories that I’m passionate about. So, I’m ready to say, ‘Thank you, and goodbye.’ When it ends, I’m going to be able to still see these people.”


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It is certainly likely that Brown will be just as busy in the coming years once Stranger Things reaches its conclusion. She is already set to appear in the Russo brothers’ movie The Electric State with Chris Pratt, has signed on to a third Enola Holmes film, and could well star in a sequel to Damsel if the director’s plans for a follow-up come to fruition.

Damsel is currently streaming on Netflix.

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