Stranger Things fans have slammed Millie Bobby Brown after her cheeky confession on the show.
The 19-year-old actress – who played Eleven in Netflix’s sci-fi series – said in a recent interview that she is ready to say goodbye to the series as it is keeping her from taking on other projects.
She came into the spotlight at the age of twelve when she was cast in the series that will soon conclude with its fifth and final season.
Speak with Glamour magazine, she said, “When you’re ready, you’re like, ‘Okay, let’s do this. Let’s tackle this last senior year. Let’s go’.’
However, some Stranger Things fans have criticized her for seeming ungrateful for the fame and notoriety the show gave her.
Not happy: Stranger Things fans have slammed Millie Bobby Brown after her cheeky confession about the show
Candid: The actress, 19, – who played Eleven in Netflix’s sci-fi series – said in a recent interview that she is ready to say goodbye to the show as it is keeping her from taking on other projects
One wrote on Twitter: ‘She has a right to feel this way. But it is stupid to publicly criticize your employer because he has to work.’
Another said: ‘How about being grateful for the thing that gave you the life you enjoy today.’
A third wrote: ‘Imagine being so ungrateful to the role that made you famous and made you millions.’
Someone else wrote: ‘Stranger Things is the only reason she’s famous lol.’
A fifth said: ‘hate what made her.’
Another person said, “She could have worded it a little better to make it sound a little more appreciative, but I totally understand where she’s coming from.”
In the interview, she further pointed out that filming for the show takes a long time and that it prevents her from doing other things she is “passionate about.”
Millie said: ‘Stranger Things takes a lot of time to film and it stops me from creating stories that I’m passionate about. So I’m ready to say, ‘Thank you and goodbye.’
Fame: She came into the spotlight at the age of 12 when she was cast in the series that will soon conclude with its fifth and final season
Response: However, some Stranger Things fans have criticized her for seeming ungrateful for the fame and notoriety the show gave her
Having her say: In the interview, she further pointed out that filming for the show is taking a long time and says it’s keeping her from doing other things she’s “passionate about”
Moving on: Millie said: ‘Stranger Things takes a lot of time to film and it stops me from creating stories that I’m passionate about. So I’m ready to say, ‘Thank you and goodbye’
She also said she is ready to leave the show that launched her to stardom and grew up on after seven years because it gave her “the tools and the resources to become a better actor.”
She bluntly added that she won’t be sad because no one dies, stressing, “When it’s over, I can still see these people.”
Millie has expressed her wish for the show to wrap up sooner, telling Seventeen in March: I’m definitely ready to wrap up. I feel like a lot of the story has been told now, and we know about it, it’s been in our lives for a long time.
‘But I am very ready to say goodbye to this chapter of my life and open a new one. I am able to create stories that are important to me and focus on the bigger picture. But I’m really grateful (for the show).”
In August, she reiterated that she was ready, telling Women’s Wear Daily: ‘I think I’m ready. It’s been such a big factor in part of my life, but it’s like graduating high school, it’s like senior year.
“You’re ready to blossom and prosper and you’re grateful for the time you’ve had, but it’s time to create your own message and live your own life.”
Her co-stars have also spoken about their feelings surrounding the end of the mega-hit series.
David Harbour, who plays Jim Hopper, shared similar thoughts with Millie, narrating Discussing film: “The funny thing is, when I started the show, I never wanted it to end. That’s why I love the show.
‘I think it’s a great show, even though I wasn’t there. Now we’re almost nine years removed from filming the first season, and I think it’s time to end it.”
He added: “But of course it’s very bittersweet. You know, there’s a sadness in it. But we have also all grown up. It’s time for us to leave that nest and try other things and other projects.
“And to have the Duffer Brothers try different things too. I mean, those guys are so talented. I want to see what they come up with next. So it’s bittersweet, but it’s definitely time.”
However, Gaten Matarazzo and Finn Wolfhard have admitted they are less willing to part ways.
Gaten, who plays Dustin Henderson, shared Jimmy Fallon said in an interview in March that he lives in “deep fear” about the end of Stranger Things.
He said: “There’s a certain excitement because you always want to wrap it up and see how these characters will finally develop one last time, and how they’ll complete their journey.
‘But there is also a kind of deep fear. Not only was it great, but it was also pretty great job security for a while. Back to freelance.’
Career: She also said she is ready to leave the show that launched her to stardom and grew up with after seven years because it gave her ‘the tools and the resources to be a better actor’
Views: She bluntly added that she won’t be sad because no one dies, insisting: ‘If it ends, I can still see these people’
Friendships: Stars of the show Gaten Matarazzo, Noah Schnapp, Millie, Finn Wolfhard and Caleb McLaughlin are pictured together in 2017
Bittersweet: Her co-stars have also spoken about their feelings surrounding the end of the mega-hit series, including David Harbour, who plays Jim Hopper (pictured with Millie in the show)
Unprepared: However, Gaten Matarazzo (second from right) and Finn Wolfhard (third from left) have admitted they are less prepared to say goodbye (Caleb McLaughlin, Millie, Finn, Sadie Sink, Noah Schnapp, Gaten and Priah Ferguson pictured in 2022 )
While Finn, who plays Mike Wheeler, admitted to Uproxx in January that he “wasn’t read” for the ending, although he admitted that “it would be ridiculous” if it continued beyond a fifth season.
He said, “(I’m) not ready yet, but I’m just really excited to start working on it because after I watched season four, I was just like, ‘Damn, let’s just go back and film now.’
“I just want to help finish it, but not in the way that I want to be done with it. It’s like I want to know what’s happening. “I’m definitely sad about it, but I also know that this is the next kind of chapter in everyone’s life that needs to happen.”
He added, “I hope we get an ending for each character that is quite satisfying for the fans.”