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    Millie Bobby Brown Says A Casting Director Made Her Cry When She Was 10 Years Old

    "I couldn't really help that."

    Millie Bobby Brown is a star, and a great actor to boot.

    Millie at an event

    But the road to fame can be tough, with setbacks that make aspiring actors question whether they can cut it in the biz.

    Millie acting in a scene with a train wearing a long denim dress

    In a recent interview with Allure, Millie revealed one such moment that happened early in her career.

    Millie on the red carpet

    The actor revealed that she was once brought to tears at the age of 10 by a casting director who told her that she wouldn't make it as an actor because of how "mature" she was.

    Millie in character screaming

    “I always knew that I was mature and I couldn’t really help that,” she explained while discussing how the comments affected her.

    close up of Millie

    She then discussed how she felt "very lonely in who I was" at that age. "[F]eeling like no one was quite like me in school and no one was as mature as I was, [hearing that] was really hard because I thought [maturity] was a good thing."

    Millie as Eleven in Stranger Things wearing a hospital gown covered in blood

    "And then being told that it wasn’t, that I wouldn’t make it in this industry, it was so hurtful.”

    close up of Millie

    After getting "really down" about the experience, Millie's parents encouraged her to tape one more audition before going outside to play with her friends. "So I said, ‘Okay, yeah, I should do this one because it looks cool,'" she remembers.

    Millie as Eleven in a classroom

    That audition, of course, was for Stranger Things — the show that launched Millie to fame.

    close up of Millie as Eleven

    I wonder how that casting director's feeling now!

    close up of Millie

    Read the entire interview here.