Millie Bobby Brown is one of the breakout stars of Stranger Things, but she’s ready for the Netflix series to end.
The actress has used the fame from her role as Eleven to start her own production company, become a UNICEF ambassador, front the Enola Holmes films, launch a beauty and lifestyle brand, become an author, and more.
But Brown has said it will feel easy for her to say goodbye to the Stranger Things era of her life as it means she can focus more on other projects, and compared the end of the show to leaving school.
“When you’re ready, you’re like, ‘All right, let’s do this. Let’s tackle this last senior year. Let’s get out of here’,” she told Glamour, in an interview conducted before the SAG-AFTRA actors’ strike began.
“Stranger Things takes up a lot of time to film and it’s preventing me from creating stories that I’m passionate about. So I’m ready to say, ‘Thank you, and goodbye.'”
Brown said that the show has given her “the tools and the resources to be a better actor” but added that she’ll still be able to keep in touch with the cast and crew after it’s all over.
“When it ends, I’m going to be able to still see these people,” she continued.
Stranger Things’ fifth and final season is still likely to be a while off, due to all the strikes going on in Hollywood.
The writers recently got back to penning the scripts now that the WGA’s industrial action has ended, but the actors’ union SAG-AFTRA is currently still on strike.
Whenever season 5 does arrive, we know one thing: it’s going to be big.