It’s been just more than a year since Millie Bobby Brown, aka Eleven on Stranger Things, unleashed her real supernatural power on the world: the ability to rap Nicki Minaj’s legendary verse on “Monster” while simultaneously silly stringing her young co-stars and Jimmy Fallon. And it turns out, Brown has bigger musical aspirations, as she revealed in a new interview with Variety. Basically, she wants to be in a musical. Matilda, specifically.
“I like her wittiness. She’s funny and also just extremely smart, all at the same time,” Brown said. Apparently, her Stranger Things co-stars Gaten Matarazzo and Caleb McLaughlin, who appeared in Broadway productions Les Misérables and The Lion King, respectively, warned her of the grueling rehearsal schedule; Brown reported she was unfazed, possibly even excited by the prospect. “That’s why I would like to,” she explained. “I think Broadway’s such a tough kind of routine.”
Millie Bobby Brown (Alasdair McLellan)
Still, Brown never received any formal voice training, just as she never took formal acting classes (which doesn't seem to have been an impediment at all). She was also born with partial deafness in one ear, which gradually became complete deafness. When she sings now, she can only hear herself halfway. But she has not let that set her back either: “If I sound bad, I don’t care, because I’m just doing what I love,” she told Variety in a separate story. “You don’t have to be good at singing. You don’t have to be good at dancing or acting. If you like to do it, if you genuinely enjoy doing it, then do it,” she encouraged.