Why Millie Bobby Brown Almost Gave up Acting after Not Getting a Part in 'Game of Thrones'

Olowokandi Fiyin
Oct 07, 2020
04:00 P.M.
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English actress Mille Bobby Brown opened up the challenges in Hollywood, and she revealed she almost stopped acting after she was rejected for a role in "Game Of Thrones."


Rejection is an inevitable part of life, and even our favorite celebrities aren't exempted from it. English actress Millie Bobby Brown recently opened up about the challenges and rejections she has endured in the entertainment Industry.

On October 2, Brown stopped by at "The Jimmy Fallon Show" and revealed that she was turned down when she auditioned for the iconic HBO show, "Game of Thrones."

Millie Bobby Brown attends the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 19, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. | Photo: Getty Images


When asked if it was true if she almost gave up acting before her breakout role as Eleven in "Stranger Things," Brown explained that she was feeling discouraged by the frequent rejection.

At just 16 years old, Brown has risen in the ranks and is estimated to be worth about $10 million.



She disclosed that Hollywood is full of refusals and noted that when auditioning, one gets many nos before finally receiving a yes. Speaking about her own experience, the 16-year-old said:

"I was auditioning for commercials, for anything really. I then auditioned for "Game of Thrones," and I got a no for that. And then, that's kind of when I was like, "oh, this is really difficult," I guess I really wanted that show."

Luckily, the actress had one more audition in her and took a shot at a Netflix show titled called "Montauk," which was later renamed to the famous "Stranger Things," and the rest is history.


The sci-fi horror series was renewed for a fourth season in September 2019 and production has commenced after going on a break because of the pandemic.

At just 16 years old, Brown has risen in the ranks and is estimated to be worth about $10 million. Her career started with minor roles and guest appearances in "Grey's Anatomy," "Once Upon A Time," "Modern Family," until her big break in 2016 in the Netflix series. 


Brown started with a $30,000 per episode in her first season of "Stranger Things." However, after several Emmy nominations and critical acclaims for her stellar performance, her salary had jumped to a whopping $350,000 per episode.

For her role in the 2019 movie, "Godzilla: King of Monsters," she reportedly made $1 million. Apart from the wealth amassed, the teenager has gained recognition, such as being the youngest person on the 2018 Time 100 list of the world's most influential people. 


Brown has also amassed a host of A-list celebrity friends like Drake, Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande and was romantically linked with Romeo Beckham last year.

Despite all that fame and fortune, Brown still keeps her head in the game and her latest project with Netflix, "Enola Holmes," where she stars as the lead and the sister of the renowned Sherlock Holmes. It is also her first time as a producer, making one of the youngest in the game and giving her a platform to tell her story to the world.