Millie Bobby Brown makes Time’s 100 aged just 14
MILLIE BOBBY BROWN has earned the accolade of being one of the world’s most influential people — at the tender age of just 14.
The Brit actress — who rose to fame in hit Netflix sci-fi show Stranger Things — joins the likes of royal bride Meghan Markle and US president Donald Trump in Time magazine’s annual top 100, making her the youngest person ever to be included.
Also making the list are Hollywood stars Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman, directors Greta Gerwig and Guillermo del Toro, legendary TV presenter Oprah Winfrey and musicians Jennifer Lopez, Cardi B, Rihanna and Kesha.
Recalling a meeting two years ago with Millie, whom he called his ‘adopted daughter’, Breaking Bad actor Aaron Paul lavished praise on the precocious teen.
‘She may have been 12 in years, but her spirit and mind were timeless,’ he wrote in Time.
‘A wise woman was speaking from her cherubic face. It was like speaking to a future mentor with a perspective and groundedness that I could only have dreamed of at that age — or at any age, if I’m being honest.’
Aaron added: ‘Maybe that’s why she’s such an extraordinary actor — she somehow understands the human experience as if she has lived it for a thousand years.
‘I’m proud to know her. To call her a friend. To call her my adopted daughter.’
Millie is also being honoured alongside world leaders and business people, such as entrepreneur Elon Musk and prime minister of Canada Justin Trudeau — and our very own London mayor Sadiq Khan.
Author: Anna Thomson