Millie Bobby Brown is heading to college! The Stranger Things actress is enrolled now at Purdue University in Indiana.
Brown, 18, will study human services at Purdue, which is based in the same state as Stranger Things is set (though it’s filming happens in Atlanta, Georgia). She’ll be doing all of her classwork online, so that she’ll be able to continue her acting career as well.
Brown told Allure that the course will help her to “learn about the system and how to help young people”. The star also plans to continue work as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF, which helps children in danger.
Brown is conscious of her influence on young people, in particular, and she insists she’s happy to accept the responsibility that’s come her way.
“It’s An Exciting Part of My Job.” Says Millie Bobby Brown
“Of course, people can look at it as pressure or scary, but I think that’s the most exciting part of my job.” Brown states.
“People are all looking at me, ‘What are you going to say, Millie?’ I’m going to say, ‘Young girls deserve an education. Young people everywhere deserve equal rights. [You] deserve to love the people that you want to love. Be the people that you want to be and achieve the dreams that you want to achieve.’ That’s my message.” Brown adds.
Brown is also the driving force behind the Florence by Mills skincare brand. But the Enola Holmes star is keen to insist that she’s not perfect, despite her early successes.
“Ultimately, all I wanted to do within my career is help young girls and young people out there know that I, too, go through things. I’m not this perfect person that is selling skincare products and [who is] in ‘Stranger Things’. I absolutely have made wrong decisions.” Brown confesses.
Next Up for Millie Bobby Brown
Next up for Millie Bobby Brown is the upcoming Russo Brothers film, The Electric State. The Netflix project will film in Atlanta this fall and boasts a $200 million production budget, matching that of Netflix’s most expensive project to date, The Gray Man.