'I was publicly humiliated.' 5 things we learnt from Millie Bobby Brown's Allure interview.

Millie Bobby Brown is one of the most famous 18-year-old's on the planet. And according to Allure, she's also one of the most down-to-earth ones.

ICYMI, the British actor stars in the hit series Stranger Things and plays the lead in the Enola Holmes films. And now, she's the cover star of Allure magazine's September 2022 issue.

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In her interview with the beauty publication, Brown - who's mostly private - talks about her career trajectory, the downsides of fame and her "unhealthy" relationship with a TikTok star.

Here's everything we learned.

1. She doesn't have social media on her phone.

Yep, you read that right. 

Millie Bobby Brown doesn't have social media on her phone. In fact, she only has Instagram and Facebook accounts, and someone else handles both.


In the interview, Brown says she has been " inappropriately sexualised" and "trolled" for years.

Before she deleted Twitter and TikTok, she was bombarded with hateful messages, threats, and NSFW remarks from adult men, and had to go to therapy to handle the harassment.

Now, the only way the actor communicates with her fans is via blog posts on her beauty brand, Florence by Mills' website, because "nobody can comment".

2. Her "unhealthy" relationship with Hunter Ecimovic.

In 2020, Brown was in a relationship with TikTok star Hunter Ecimovic, before cutting ties with him in January 2021.

Months later, in July, Ecimovic went live on social media claiming the two were allegedly in a sexual relationship when Brown was a minor.


"No one on the set [of Stranger Things] knew I was going through this," she told Allure.

"So it was kind of nice to be able to just deal with that myself and no one else knew. Then it was harder when the whole world knew."

He also claimed to have "groomed" and manipulated Brown, which her team denied.

In the interview, Brown called the relationship a "blip" in her life.

"It was a year of healing. When you get publicly humiliated this way, I felt so out of control and powerless," she said.

"Walking away and knowing that I’m worth everything and this person didn’t take anything from me, it felt very empowering. It felt like my life had finally turned a page and that I actually had ended a chapter that felt so f***ing long."

Brown has since been in a relationship with Jake Bongiovi, the son of Jon Bon Jovi.


3. She owns a beauty brand but knows nothing about... beauty.

As briefly mentioned earlier, Brown started a Gen-Z focused beauty brand, Florence by Mills (named after her great-grandmother), in 2019.

The brand has grown massively since its launch, amassing 3.2 million followers on Instagram - which is funny, since Brown knows nothing about beauty, she admits.

"I don’t know anything about beauty and skincare. That’s why I created this," she told Allure

"I’m going to take you on this journey with me, so we can learn more about botanicals, serums, fruit and vegetable extracts, enzymes. Things that are so important for your skin, but we don’t know about because we’re young."


"Everything’s anti-ageing, everything is de-puffing. We don’t know what that means. I need to know more. And I know our generation needs to know more," she added.

TBH, love the honesty.

4. She almost didn't land the role of Eleven.

What's Brown most know for? Her role in Stranger Things, of course! 

Since 2016, the actor has played Eleven - a young girl with psychokinetic and telepathic abilities. However, she almost didn't land the role.

Shortly before submitting a self-tape for the creators of the show, the Duffers Brothers, Brown had a "disastrous" audition where a casting director told her she'd never make it in the industry because she was "too mature".

She was 10.

"I always knew that I was mature and I couldn’t really help that," she told the publication.


"[Hearing that] was really hard because I thought [maturity] was a good thing. And then being told that it wasn’t, that I wouldn’t make it in this industry, it was so hurtful. I got really down about that," she said.

Thankfully, her parents convinced her to do one last audition on tape and she landed the role.

5. She's more than just an actor.

Yep, Brown's a 'slashie'.

Not only is she an actor, but she's also an online student at Purdue University studying human services, is involved with her family’s production company, PCMA Productions, and she’s written two screenplays with her sister Paige, including one based on her grandmother’s life. 


Then there's her beauty brand, Florence by Mills, and she also works as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF.

Pretty impressive for a "mature" 18-year-old.

Feature image: Allure/Getty/Mamamia.

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