16-year-old English actress known for her role as Eleven in the Netflix science fiction series “Stranger Things” Millie Bobby Brown says she almost quit acting after being rejected for a role in “Game of Thrones.”
“I think I was just very disheartened by the rejection, which is something I tell everyone,” Brown told Jimmy Fallon during an interview on “The Tonight Show.”
“Like, this industry is just full of rejection, 24/7. You get far more noes — a lot of noes — before you get a yes. I was auditioning for commercials, for anything, really. I then auditioned for ‘Game of Thrones’ and I got a ‘no’ for that. Then that’s kind of when I was like, ‘Oh, this is really difficult,’ because I guess I really wanted that role,” Brown added.
Thankfully, she didn’t quit. 2 months later, she landed the role of Eleven on “Stranger Things.”