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Press/Video: Ninteen Steps – a novel by Millie

Press/Video: Ninteen Steps – a novel by Millie

Actress, activist, daughter, lover, idol and author. There’s nothing Millie can’t do! On 12th September 2023 her first historical novel Ninteen Steps will be published. On Instagram Millie shared a video and added this caption:

“I’m thrilled to be announcing my debut novel, Nineteen Steps, which will be publishing on 12th September 2023. Nineteen Steps is a historical novel about an amazing, courageous 18-year-old woman called Nellie Morris, who lives with her family in Bethnal Green, in London’s East End, while the second world war rages on around them. When a tragic accident occurs during an air raid one night, the consequences are catastrophic – and life will never be the same again for Nellie.
Writing Nineteen Steps has been a really special project for me. The story is inspired by true events and my own family history. I really hope you will find the true spirit of love and strength in Nineteen Steps, and I can’t wait to share it with you. It’s available to pre-order now.”



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Press/Photos: Millie Bobby Brown is Drinking Her Water and Minding Her Business All 2023

Press: Millie Bobby Brown is Drinking Her Water and Minding Her Business All 2023

The momentum doesn’t stop for Millie Bobby Brown. Around this time last year, I sat down with the Emmy-nominated actress and producer ahead of her 18th birthday in support of her clean beauty brand, Florence by Mills. Like any Gen Z-er with TikTok and an internet connection, she raved about her love for Taylor Swift and shared rare snippets of her relationship — but she also discussed her wildly successful Enola Holmes sequel, which spent four weeks in Netflix’s Top 10 with over 144.2 million hours watched.

Nearly a year to the day, we reunited to chat about her latest endeavors, including a college education at Purdue University, what she’s up to after the fifth and final season of Stranger Things, and her latest partnership with Essentia Water for the brand’s Stop for Nothing campaign. Yet, there was one constant between both conversations, and it’s that Millie Bobby Brown is a tremendous force.

The multihyphenate just rang in her 19th birthday in the midst of starring in and producing upcoming films, on top of earning her degree in human services at Purdue. While she’s aware of the privilege that comes with the opportunity to expand her studies, Millie tells Seventeen that college life is “going great” and that she’s enjoying the process of learning about things she finds passion in.

“With my job being so emotional, it’s really nice to just be able to detach from that and learn about something that’s really interesting for me,” Millie says. “I’m really aware of how privileged I am to have that access to education and to learn more about the things that I want to learn about, and then help others in retrieving that education in communities and areas that young people aren’t able to access curriculums. It’s just a circle that keeps giving.”

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Since she landed her breakout role as telepathic teen Eleven on Stranger Things, Millie has taken her passions beyond acting. The philanthropist became one of UNICEF’s goodwill ambassadors in 2018 and founded Florence by Mills in 2019. She also inked a major deal with Netflix to star in and produce multiple movies, like the Russo Brothers-led action flick The Electric State and fantasy film, Damsel. When it comes to switching gears as an actor versus a producer, Millie claims that it’s all about strategy, “forward-thinking,” and communicating with her cast and crew on each project.

The Gen Z powerhouse reveals that after all the work she does on a daily basis, she winds down with her animals and loved ones. “I think animal healing is something that I’ve always found a lot of interest in. Winding down really consists of just taking my makeup off, taking care of my skin, and hanging out with my animals, watching movies with the people that I love,” Millie explains. “I think it’s so hard — for me, specifically — to sit down and be still for a minute. So, it’s nice that in those moments of stillness, you have people around you, dogs, humans, whatever that may be.”

As for what she’s recently watched during her down time, she’s a fan of HBO’s The White Lotus. “I watched season two and I absolutely loved it. It was amazing and just such a great show. It’s really nice to be able to love a show like that and it deliver on every episode,” she gushes. With fans’ dream casts for the show floating around on social media, I can’t help but ask if she’d be down to star in a future season. “I mean, I would never say no to that. I’ve done my fair share of shows, I’m ready,” she adds.

Part of these shows is Netflix’s beloved sci-fi series, Stranger Things, which she’s starred in since she was 12 years old. Now 19, Millie muses that she’s been grateful to work on the fan-favorite project and ready to move on from the series after its fifth and final season.

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“I’m definitely ready to wrap up. I feel like there’s a lot of the story that’s been told now, and we know of it, it’s been in our lives for a very long time. But I’m very ready to say goodbye to this chapter of my life and open new ones up,” Millie tells Seventeen. “I’m able to create stories myself that are important to me and focus on the bigger picture. But I’m really grateful [for the show].”

As she gears up for the last moments of the show, which is reportedly slated to begin filming in June 2023, Millie has started a new partnership with Essentia Water to encourage young people to take charge of their lives and prioritize their well-being. “This is just something that speaks to me, and I was really excited to be able to join and collaborate with Essentia on how to promote wellness, and for me personally, to show a younger audience how important taking care of yourself is and being true to who you are is,” Millie says of the partnership.

She’ll be featured in Essentia’s Stop for Nothing series, which will offer fans a sneak peek at Millie’s first day on set with Essentia, including exclusive tips about her skincare routine, how she stays focused on what’s important, and more. Since it was launched in 2022, Stop for Nothing has helped promote a sense of renewal to keep your mind and body focused on achieving your goals.

And, speaking of achieving tenacious goals, the powerhouse credits the support system that she’s built over the years for encouraging her to keep going. “Familiar faces are something that I don’t take for granted at all. I like to be able to be around people that make me smile and that make me feel like myself. It’s really easy to be associated with people that are very excited about who you are,” she says. “At the end of the day, it’s people that you had way before [fame, or the bigger moments] that are grateful for you. To anyone who is trying to focus on achieving their dreams, just never forget about the people that pushed you and motivated you toward those dreams.”

Parts of this interview have been edited and condensed for clarity.


Press/Video: Millie and Louis Take a Friendship Test

Enola Holmes co-stars Millie Bobby Brown and Louis Partridge take the ultimate friendship test. Whether they’e sharing their first impressions of each other, exchanging compliments, or guessing each other’s favorite color, these two prove that sometimes good friendship requires tons of laughter.

Press/Video: Millie on ‘Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’

Millie Bobby Brown talks about Stranger Things resuming production and producing and acting in her film Enola Holmes.

Press/Audio: Millie on ‘The Big Ticket’ Podcast

Millie Bobby Brown joins Marc Malkin on “The Big Ticket” to talk about not only starring in “Enola Holmes,” but also making her producing debut with the Netflix film. Plus, find out what the self-proclaimed fan of the Kardashians says about the famous family announcing they’re ending their long-running reality show.

Press: Millie Bobby Brown on ‘Enola Holmes’ and Saying Goodbye to ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’

Millie Bobby Brown is a force to be reckoned with. The 16-year-old actor not only stars as the title character of Sherlock Holmes’ sister in the new period adventure film “Enola Holmes,” but the movie also marks her first time as a producer. The double duty has left the “Stranger Things” actor feeling empowered. “Women need to be at the table, we need to be heard, our voices need to be listened to, we need to be part of the conversation and sometimes women need to be in charge,” Brown says on today’s episode of the Variety and iHeart podcast “The Big Ticket.” “I think that we need to be understood.”

As does her character, Enola. She’s a rebellious young woman who refuses to be confined by Victorian gender norms as she flees her home in the country to find her eccentric mother (Helena Bonham Carter) in London. The film, which premieres on Netflix on Sept. 23, is based on Nancy Springer’s book series of the same name.

Variety caught up with Brown via Zoom from her home in Atlanta.

Were you familiar with the “Enola Holmes” book series?
I’d read the book a few years back, because my oldest sister, Paige, she read it and then told me to read it. So, I was familiar with it. I definitely knew the story. What I also knew is that I wanted to play her.

What do you like about Enola?
What don’t I like about Enola? She’s incredibly brave; she has the will to be vulnerable; her humor is funny. She kind of ends gender norms. She’s not afraid to dress up. She’s unapologetically herself, and I love that about her.

What did you learn about yourself playing Enola?
I learned that being alone is a good time to find yourself. I think for teenagers right now, it’s a challenging time because you’re afraid to be alone. You’re afraid to be lonely. It’s not nice to be lonely. But while filming this, I realized that actually the fact that she is alone, it helped her find herself. You don’t need thousands of people around you to keep you happy. You can make yourself happy. Definitely quarantine has helped me focus more on that, taking time for myself.

You’re also a producer on the movie.
I think it’s important to have young producers because it gives youth an opportunity to tell their stories. Age shouldn’t define whether you can do something or not. Young filmmakers should get the opportunity to tell their stories, and I’ve just been lucky enough to share mine. The producing conversation came around when my dad said, “You need to be a part of this as much as you can,” and I said, “You know, I completely agree.” It was really exciting because that meant I could be on-screen and still have my say off of screen. I’ve never had an opportunity like that before.

What does it feel like to have your voice heard in that way?
It was empowering. I mean, there’s a set of nerves that come with it, just because you have experienced producers that are on your set and you just have to kind of fit in somehow. But I had a great team, a crew that made me feel so comfortable with sharing my thoughts and ideas. I also had an amazing director, Harry Bradbeer, who made me feel very comfortable with expressing my opinion and thoughts and really valued them.

What’s the message of “Enola Holmes”?
There are so many. There’s a big message of feminism within the film, talking about how women were classed as uneducated back in the 1800s, and Enola was extremely educated, and so is her mother. She’s going into the city of London, where women aren’t listened to, nor respected, nor looked at as an equal. Enola is coming into it thinking, “How? Why?” She’s a new thinker; she’s a wild child. There’s so many messages in there that you have to look for and find your one, but mine is definitely the biggest message of all, which was feminism.

Could we consider Enola a superhero?
One hundred percent, yeah! I think she’s more of a superhero than [Brown’s “Stranger Things” character] Eleven.

Why do you say that?
Because you don’t have to have superpowers to be a superhero. I think that Audrey Hepburn was a superhero. I think she’s my superhero. It’s like Princess Leia — she’s my superhero too. I think Enola’s a superhero in her own right because she embraces every aspect of her flaws and her imperfections. That’s what makes people superheroes, when they can come to terms with the fact that they’re not perfect, but they’re unapologetically themselves. I love that. So she’s definitely a superhero. You don’t have to have superpowers to be one.

So, how many “Enola” movies are you signed up to do? Because, this is a franchise in the making.
I hope so. Let’s see how people respond to the first one. Let’s see if they fall in love with Enola as much as I have fallen in love, but there’s definitely much more of a story to be told.

I love your Instagram. I love that you’re outspoken, that you embraced the Black Lives Matter movement with a full heart. Why was that important for you?
In this climate, in this world, I loved that young people – and especially this movement specifically – it was amazing for them to create this movement. It definitely touched my heart, and I wanted to do something. So that’s why I posted a few Black-owned companies and things like that, so that they could take my platform – this is not about me – and to give them my platform and to say, “Listen, I understand I am privileged, and I understand that I won’t understand.” I’m in full support, and I’m very inspired that these young people are speaking out about the things that are important to them.

Now a fun question for you. We know you’re a big Kardashians fan. What did you think when they announced they were ending their reality show?
It’s very sad. I’m so sad. I’ve been watching them for years, but everything must come to an end.

What are you going to miss about them?
Everything. I mean, just the fact that they are very funny. Oh, my gosh, I’m going to miss lots. I enjoyed it so much. Every Sunday night, I was obsessed.

Press/Video: Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill, + Sam Claflin Guess Victorian Slang

Watch ENOLA HOLMES stars Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill, and Sam Claflin take on their biggest mystery yet: Obscure Victorian slang.

Enola Holmes follows Sherlock’s teen sister as she discovers her mother missing, and sets off to find her, becoming a super-sleuth in her own right as she outwits her famous brother and unravels a dangerous conspiracy around a mysterious young Lord.

Press/Video: Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill, and Sam Claflin Explain Enola Holmes

When Enola Holmes—Sherlock’s teen sister—discovers her mother missing, she sets off to find her, becoming a super-sleuth in her own right as she outwits her famous brother and unravels a dangerous conspiracy around a mysterious young Lord. Starring Millie Bobby Brown, Sam Claflin, with Henry Cavill and Helena Bonham-Carter. Directed by Harry Bradbeer (Fleabag).

Press: Millie Bobby Brown To Star And Produce Netflix’s Adaptation of ‘The Girls I’ve Been’

Following the news of Ozark and Stranger Things each earning Emmy noms for Best Drama series, Netflix is looking to stay in business with the shows’ respective leads on a new film project. We are hearing Netflix is adapting Tess Sharpe’s novel The Girls I’ve Been into a feature film with Millie Bobby Brown attached to star and Jason Bateman on board to produce.

Brown will also produce through her PCMA Productions while Bateman will produce through his Aggregate Films Banner along with his partner Michael Costigan.

The novel is a twisty, exhilarating thriller centering around a con artist, Nora, who must use her powers of persuasion and impersonation to get herself, her girlfriend, and ex-boyfriend free during a hostage situation at a bank. It was brought in by Aggregate Films’ Tracy Nyberg and falls under Aggregate’s overall deal with Netflix and will be published by Penguin Random House early next year.

Netflix has been busy staying in business with Brown, also landing the rights to her next feature film Enola Holmes earlier this year. Brown plays Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes’ rebellious teen sister, Enola, a gifted super-sleuth in her own right who often outsmarts her brilliant siblings. That film is set to premiere on the platform in September. Stranger Things, Netflix is still working out when Brown and her co-stars will return to production to shoot the third season of the hit series.

As for Bateman, not only did Ozark receive an Emmy nomination from Best Drama Series, Bateman also landed one for Best Actor, his third in a row for playing financial advisor turned money launderer, Marty Byrde on the hit Netflix series. Netflix recently announced the renewal of the show for its fourth and final season. He also earned an Emmy Nomination for best guest star in a drama series for his work on HBO’s The Outsider.

Bateman is repped by CAA and Lighthouse Management and Media. Brown is repped by WME and PCMA Management and Productions.

Sharpe is repped by APA and the Dystel, Goderich & Bourrett.

Press: 2020 Emmys Nominations

Congratulations are in order!!

Outstanding Drama Series
Better Call Saul
The Crown
The Handmaid’s Tale
Killing Eve
The Mandalorian
Stranger Things

View the full nominations list here.

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