Last week, the Enola Holmes star appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where she revealed that Stranger Things has resumed production. But she also revealed a really juicy bit of info: the beloved Netflix star was almost going to quit acting before even starring as Eleven in Stranger Things because she missed out on a role in HBO’s hit fantasy series Game of Thrones.
"I was just very disheartened by the rejection, which is something I tell everyone, this industry is just full of rejection, 24/7,” she told Fallon. “Yeah, I feel like you do. You get a lot of 'nos' before you get a yes.”
“I was auditioning for commercials, for anything, really. I then auditioned for Game of Thrones, and I got a no for that. And then, that’s kind of when I was like, ‘oh, this is really difficult.’ And I guess I really wanted that role.”
And, which character did Millie Bobby Brown nearly play in Game of Thrones? According to Preview, the Netflix star was gunning for the role of Lyanna Mormont, the young Lady of Bear Island, famously played by Bella Ramsey.
“Yeah, that was the role I went for," Millie told Preview, "but I got Eleven [of Stranger Things] instead. I'm not bitter!"
You can watch the full interview with Millie Bobby Brown on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon below. Girlfriend spoke to the 16-year-old Netflix star about her starring role in Enola Holmes, her co-star Louis Partridge and the ship on everyone's lips: Holmesbury.