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Millie Bobby Brown OPENS UP How She Deals With CONSTANT Public Shamming; Says ‘I Am Essentially Punished…’

Millie Bobby Brown shares how hard is it to be in the limelight of constant public scrutiny and how she maintains her mental health.

Sinjinee Roy | Updated On: Oct 19, 2023 03:33 AM IST

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Millie Bobby Brown OPENS UP How She Deals With CONSTANT Public Shamming; Says ‘I Am Essentially Punished…’

Millie Bobby Brown attends therapy sessions and keeps a notebook to maintain her mental wellness.


The 'Stranger Things' actress is determined to focus on her self-care and despises how the public perceives her appearance.

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"I go to therapy, write in my journal, and take self-care days. I think self-care is so focused on putting on a facemask and putting on a scrunchie, but it's actually lighting a candle and taking a moment to yourself, counting your blessings, embracing your true inner self, and nurturing that," Millie Bobby Brown told Glamour magazine in a video chat.

Millie also described a recent event in which she felt attacked in public because of her appearance.

She said, “The other day I was in a restaurant and I was asked if I could take a picture with this man, and I said, ‘No. I’m really not feeling like I want to today.’ And he said, ‘Well, you’re not looking that great anyway’.”

"So, I feel like things like that, and those examples, and those day-to-day challenges, are the things I've struggled with the most—just not being able to see the interior of who I am, and maybe the fact that I was just struggling or not able to that day. Making it about the outside and my appearance is something I'm trying to avoid."-she added.

Millie and 39-year-old actress America Ferrera have been selected as Glamour's Women of the Year 2023, and each will have their own cover of the title in a special issue of the magazine.

The actress, who rose to recognition as Eleven in Netflix's 'Stranger Things,' stated in an interview to commemorate the honor that she felt "penalized" for talking too loudly when she first rose to prominence.

When she first became renowned, the ‘Enola Holmes’ actress was mocked for being overly excited during interviews, and she remarked of her early media appearances with her 'Stranger Things' co-stars, "We're kids; we talk over each other. I was essentially punished for talking too much, sharing too much, and being too loud."

Trolls accused her of "trying to steal the thunder" of her castmates, and adults labelled her "an idiot," "stupid," and "a brat." Millie, who is engaged to musician Jon Bon Jovi's 21-year-old son Jake Bongiovi, added, "It's hard to hear that when you're 13."

“You’re like, ‘I don’t want to ever talk again. I don’t want to be the loud person.’ In interviews, I couldn’t help but think of all the comments. So I just remembered to stay silent and speak when I was spoken to, even though I was dying to join in. I just felt it wasn’t my turn.”

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For the uninitiated, Millie received a lot of love from her fans earlier this year when she announced her engagement to the love of her life, Jake Bongiovi, in an Instagram post.

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