Millie Bobby Brown says fans still see her as a 10-year-old even though she's 17 now

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Millie Bobby Brown attends the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Photographed by Mike Coppola
Millie Bobby Brown attends the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Photographed by Mike Coppola
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The 17-year-old star was just 12 years old when she shot to fame playing Eleven in ‘Stranger Things’, and while she’s trying to get to grips with learning to be a woman, she admitted it’s been made more difficult because so many people still see her as a child.

“I’m only 17, but at the end of the day, I’m learning to be a woman. I’m learning to be a young woman. Being a young girl, people watch you grow up, right? And they’ve almost become invested in your growth and your journey. But they aren’t ready to accept the fact that you’re growing up,” she says, speaking to MTV News.

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The ‘Godzilla vs Kong’ actress understands the transitioning period is difficult for people to view her differently. They’re not accepting it, and I’ve completely accepted it. You know, I’m ready. I’m like, ‘It’s been a while. Let me wear a high heel!’ I’m not going to be playing those young girls anymore,” she adds.

And Millie has found people find her fashion choices particularly hard to accept. “I wear a crop top, and people are like, ‘She’s 10.’ I’m like, ‘No…I am 17.’ That’s a thing that girls do. Or I wear high heels. Or I wear an outfit to an award show, and they’re like, ‘She looks 50.’ No, it’s because you’ve watched me since I was 10. That’s why you think that.”

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