She’s still just a teenager, but Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown is already one of the most in-demand actors in Hollywood.
It’s no surprise considering she started her career at eight and landed the role of Eleven on the smash Netflix show at the age of only 10.
But she said there had been a downside to fame.
Brown, who boasts more than 55 million followers on Instagram, has revealed to Allure magazine that she went to therapy after the constant online bullying.
“It’s really hard to be hated on when you don’t know who you are yet,” she said.
“So it’s like, ‘What do they hate about me? ‘Cause I don’t know who I am.’ It’s almost like, ‘OK, I’m going to try being this today.’ (And then they say), ‘Oh, no, I hate that’.“
The 18-year-old said she was lucky she had great support behind the scenes.
“I started to grow more, and my family and friends really helped. It helped to be able to understand that I don’t need to be anything they (the haters) said that I need to be. I just have to develop within myself,” Brown said.
The star does not run her own social media and has deleted Twitter and TikTok.
Instead she uses her beauty brand, Florence by Mills, to speak directly with her fans in blog posts. It works, Brown said, because “nobody can comment.”