Millie Bobby Brown wants to play Britney Spears on big screen as singer's story 'resonates' with hers
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: If a movie about the controversial pop icon’s life were to ever be made, Millie Bobby Brown said she would be thrilled to play Britney Spears. Brown was asked about her future plans during an interview on 'The Drew Barrymore Show', and she replied, “I wanna play a real person," the 'Enola Holmes' actress said of her desire to play Spears. She added, "I think her story, first of all, resonates with me.”
According to the Daily Mail, Brown said, “Growing up in the public eye. Watching videos of her, watching interviews of her when she was younger. I see her scramble for words and I don’t know her but when I look at pictures of her I feel I can tell her story in the right way, and hers only."
"I mean, same thing with you," said the 'Stranger Things actor', tying her and Spears' early childhood experiences to Barrymore's work as a sought-after child actress in films including 'E.T.' and 'Firestarter'. “I see the scramble for words, and I don't know her, but, when I look at pictures of her, I feel like I could tell her story in the right way. her story in the right way,” said Brown.
Brown did not reveal any information about her envisioned Spears biography, while she would be excellent for playing the singer-songwriter at the height of her career at her current age, yet she would likely be too young to credibly depict a more mature Spears amid her conservatorship drama.
Brown, who recently confused some UK fans with an American accent that occasionally pops up in her speech despite residing in the US for years, bonded with Barrymore on the need to master regional accents to just get by. Surprisingly, Brown admitted to struggling with the dialect of a rural English farmer. She has showcased her grasp of Australian and American accents multiple times, pointing out where in her throat and lips she needed to emphasize to achieve the desired effect. Barrymore also demonstrated a more posh, royal British accent, which she claimed she picked while filming 'Ever After' in 1998.
Barrymore mentioned 'Enola Holmes' several times during the discussion. Brown recently told Deadline how her friendship with Cavill, 39, differed from that of her 'Stranger Things' co-stars Noah Schnapp, 18, and Charlie Heaton, 28. "It's different since I spent my childhood with Noah and Charlie. I first met them when I was 10 years old. So it feels like your classmates to me. And it feels like a real grownup relationship with Henry," she reportedly said.
Brown has known Cavill since the first 'Enola Holmes' film began filming in July 2019.