Millie Bobby Brown becomes youngest person to make Time 100 list
Stranger Things actor, 14, joins Prince Harry and Donald Trump on list of most influential people
Millie Bobby Brown, the supernatural star of the Netflix hit Stranger Things, has become the youngest person ever to be included in Time magazine’s list of the most influential people in the world.
The 14-year-old British actor, who plays the telekinetic Eleven in the sci-fi drama, joins Prince Harry, Donald Trump and the rapper Cardi B on Time’s annual top 100 list.
Brown first starred in the series at the age of 12. Writing an appreciation of her in Time, the American actor Aaron Paul said she was an “extraordinary” actor.
“She may have been 12 in years, but her spirit and mind were timeless,” he said of their first meeting. “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 honest.”
Raised in Dorset, Brown, who has 16 million followers on Instagram, has taken to Hollywood with aplomb. A budding friendship with the reality TV family the Kardashians was played out in the media before the teenager finally achieved the social media holy grail: a selfie with Kim Kardashian. She will star in next year’s blockbuster Godzilla: King of the Monsters and her appearance in season three of Stranger Things will reportedly earn her $3m (£2.1m).