Millie Bobby Brown expressed interest in playing Britney in a biopic on Monday’s episode of “The Drew Barrymore Show.” She believes she can do it well because she can relate to the legend’s story – but this appears to be misinterpreted by Spears herself.
Drew Barrymore asked Brown what she wanted to do after “Stranger Things,” and the young actress said she wanted to play a real person. She was particularly interested in playing Britney Spears.
She stated that her story, first and foremost, speaks to her. According to the “Enola Holmes” actress, she, like Spears, has had the unimaginable experience of “growing up in the public eye.” Millie Brown even felt similar emotions while watching old interviews with the pop star.
She compared her and Britney’s early experiences to Drew’s work as a sought-after child actress in films like “E.T.” and “Firestarter.” Brown did not elaborate, but she did reveal that she could effectively and in the “right way” tell the story of the troubled music artist.
Spears, 40, appeared to criticize the idea of Brown playing her in a biopic in a lengthy Instagram post in which she attacked her family, despite not naming Brown specifically. In addition, She has a special message for Brown and others who want to see her biopic made: “She’s not dead.”
Britney’s life has been the subject of several films, including New York Times documentaries about her conservatorship. Britney Ever After, a biography depicting her “humble beginnings on the Mickey Mouse Club to super fame, a widely publicized fall from grace, and a dramatic comeback,” aired on Lifetime in 2017.
Britney’s criticism of the biopic was part of a larger letter in which she addressed family issues, claiming they “definitely” want her dead now.
Brown has previously demonstrated her acting prowess by guiding Stranger Things to numerous Emmy nominations and the 2017 SAG Award for outstanding performance by a drama series ensemble. The show’s fifth and final season is about to begin.
Brown is also an accomplished producer, having worked behind the scenes on Netflix’s popular Enola Holmes film series. She has been a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since 2018. Florence by Mills is the beauty line she founded.