Millie’s Rise to Stardom Continues
From battling Demogorgons in the Upside Down to penning novels inspired by family history, Millie Bobby Brown’s journey is nothing short of remarkable. At just 19, the “Stranger Things” sensation is not just ruling the small screen but is now transitioning into the world of literature and cinema.
Brown’s recently released novel, “Nineteen Steps,” is deeply personal. Drawing inspiration from real-life events, the historical fiction revolves around wartime stories narrated by her late grandmother, Ruth. During her recent interview on Lorraine (as reported by Digital Spy), Brown shared, “My nan told me the stories when I couldn’t sleep at night… I slowly realized that these were things that happened to her during World War II.”
Despite the fact that the book was penned in collaboration with Kathleen McGurl, Brown’s attachment to the narrative is palpable. Addressing the nostalgic Bethnal Green setting, she said, “It’s where my grandmother lived and I went there very frequently for summers. It was amazing just to go back and reminisce on all that nostalgia. It’s a really important place to her and our whole family.”
The Future of “Nineteen Steps”
There’s more in store for fans of “Nineteen Steps.” Brown revealed ambitions to adapt her debut novel into a film. “Yes, definitely. That was the intention behind it,” she affirmed. The actress’s zest for creation is clear: “Naturally, I just want to create more, so yes, this is a great foundation.” As Brown navigates her way through Hollywood, her inclination towards projects that resonate with her personally is evident. “I’m very gravitated towards things that mean something to me,” she emphasized.
An Emotional Farewell to “Stranger Things”
While Brown’s new beginnings are noteworthy, the end of an era looms with the “Stranger Things” series approaching its conclusion. The Duffer brothers, creators of the cult-favorite Netflix show, shared an emotional revelation about the finale. Ross Duffer, speaking to The Wrap, recounted their pitch for the fifth season, saying, “We pitched it to Netflix and they really responded well to it… I saw executives crying who I’ve never seen cry before.”
Beyond the gripping narrative, the impending finale signifies the culmination of a journey that has been transformative for both the cast and the crew. Ross reflected on the sentiment, sharing, “Oh my God, this thing that has defined so many of our lives, these Netflix people who have been with us from the beginning, seven years now, and it’s hard to imagine the journey coming to an end.”
As fans worldwide await the gripping finale of “Stranger Things” in 2024, Millie Bobby Brown’s star continues to shine bright, promising more captivating tales, be it on-screen or on paper.