Millie Bobby Brown becomes youngest person ever on Time 100 list

Actor Aaron Paul penned an accompanying essay naming her an 'extraordinary' talent

Clarisse Loughrey
Friday 20 April 2018 10:12 BST
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Millie Bobby Brown has become the youngest person ever to be included on Time magazine's list of the world's most 100 influential people.

With good reason: the 14-year-old star of Stranger Things has not only become a global name thanks to her role as the enigmatic, super-powered Eleven, but has mastered an ability to control and shape her own career and work.

She's set to become one of the youngest Hollywood stars ever to land a producer credit on a feature film, working on an adaptation of Nancy Springer's Enola Holmes Mysteries, recounting the adventures of Sherlock Holmes' younger sister, set to be played by Brown.

Recent reports also estimated Brown may end up earning significantly more than her younger Stranger Things co-stars: up to $350,000, versus $250,000.

Each entry on the list is accompanied by a piece penned by a close friend or admirer; for Brown, it was Breaking Bad actor and self-confessed superfan Aaron Paul, with the duo striking up a friendship after Paul interviewed her for Elle magazine.

Naming her an "extraordinary" talent, Paul wrote of the first time they met in New York: "She may have been 12 in years, but her spirit and mind were timeless. 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."

"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," he added, referencing an in-joke between the pair.

She stands amongst the likes of Cardi B, Rihanna, Elon Musk, Kesha, French president Emmanuel Macron, London mayor Sadiq Khan, Nicole Kidman, Roger Federer, and Oprah Winfrey.

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