Everyone’s favorite telekinetic teenager from Hawkins, Indiana, is ready to leave the world of Demogorgons behind.
Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown has revealed she’s mentally embracing the imminent end of her starring role as Eleven in the Netflix supernatural series.
“I think I’m ready. “It was such a big factor in part of my life, but it’s like graduating from high school, it’s like senior year,” Brown said Daily women’s clothing.
Stranger Things creators and showrunners Matt and Ross Duffer announced last year that the sci-fi drama will conclude its fifth season, which was halted due to the ongoing Hollywood strikes.
“You’re ready to go and blossom and thrive, and you’re grateful for the time you’ve had, but it’s time to create your own message and live your own life,” Brown added.
What else is the 19-year-old actor up to at the moment?
She is gearing up for the September release of her debut novel, Nineteen Steps, a historical tale based on her family history.
Set in the wartime district of Bethnal Green, an area of east London, the book focuses on 18-year-old Nellie Morris, an aide in the mayor’s office who, according to the book’s editor HarperCollins, is struggling to find normality amid the ongoing conflict to find.
In April, Brown announced her engagement to longtime partner Jake Bongiovi.
“I can say that [wedding] “Planning is on – it’s so much fun and it’s such an exciting time in my life,” Brown said.
Brown’s acceptance of the ending of Stranger Things mirrors the feelings of her on-screen co-star and adoptive father, David Harbour.
“I love the show. And I love the character. But I don’t want to be Only this character. I don’t want to be Only This guy,” said the 48-year-old actor insider End of June. “[I]This is difficult because you don’t want to berate the people who love you for something you’ve done and love. But at the same time you somehow want to leave the nest. … I don’t want people yelling ‘Hopper’ on the street every five minutes for the rest of my life.”
Gaten Matarazzo, who plays Dustin Henderson in the Netflix drama, has expressed fear of leaving the series behind.
“There’s a certain excitement there because you always want to see at the end how these characters evolve one last time and how they’re going to end their journey,” he said Jimmy Fallon earlier this year. “But there is also a deep fear. Not only is it amazing, but it’s offered pretty great job security for a while now. Back to freelancing.”
Times contributor Jonah Valdez contributed to this report.