Super U Podcast | 7 Super Tips with Millie Bobby Brown
Millie Bobby Brown is a British actress and producer. She gained recognition for playing the character Eleven in the Netflix sci-fi drama series Stranger Things (2016–present), which earned her two Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, and two Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series. She is one of the youngest nominees for the award. In 2018, Brown was featured in the Time 100 list of the world’s most influential people and was appointed as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, the then youngest person selected for this position.
5x #1 Bestselling Author and Motivational Speaker Erik Qualman has performed in over 55 countries and reached over 50 million people this past decade. He was voted the 2nd Most Likable Author in the World behind Harry Potter’s J.K. Rowling. Qualman is also the inventor of the bestselling board game Kittycorn.
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Super U Podcast | 7 Super Tips with Millie Bobby Brown
[2:52] Tip #1
“I mean, it’s constantly evolving with me. You know, starting out in this industry, I started off with so many views that I wouldn’t, I guess, agree with now. And I just think it’s more like with the education that I’m been given, like, I can really learn more things about who I am as a person and what’s going on in society today. And it’s definitely shaped me differently. And I feel like yeah, I don’t know, the more you read, the more you learn about has made me grow differently and maybe perceive things differently. I guess, growth never stops for me. Like as much as I change. I’m constantly myself and my way. Like, I don’t know, I couldn’t really pinpoint one thing I’m consistent at but I would say I’m always myself. And that’s what keeps me consistent.”
[4:01] Tip #2
“It can be difficult, I mean, not only just the fact that sometimes it’s just being a girl is difficult… it’s difficult being young, I mean, people can really not take you seriously, especially in this industry, it’s very difficult to get your point across be had. I’m put in a situation, which is, you know, sometimes it’s different as maybe a little bit different than other young people. But it’s almost the same situation. You know, I’m being watched by everyone, and basically, every move I make is being watched by everyone but actually, it’s not that quote, it’s not that different in any way. I mean, there are teenagers out there that are evolving in themselves, and they have to go to school every day and deal with whatever they’re dealing with or whatever they’re dealing with at home. And so for me, we all face the same complications. It’s how we deal with them and how we’ll react so, but for me, I would say like, it’s scary for me. It’s scary for me to express myself at times, but then there are moments when I feel very empowered. Oh, and I feel you know, like a really great about myself like when I produced a Nola Holmes I got honored that title, you know, on it not look like not legitimately honored but felt like I was so honored to have that title as a producer and I walked onto the set, and everybody respected me as a person and I just like as a co-worker. And I felt really respected and I felt real, I felt like we were both treating each other equally. And it felt I felt very empowered by then I was really moved. And so I feel like those are the moments where I kind of sit there and I appreciate you know what it’s like to be treated the same.”
[5:58] Tip #3
“I want my voice to be heard. And Greta thumb by wants her voice to be heard. And, you know, all these amazing young people I could think of, you know, Malala Yousafzai have always wanted to be heard. Imagine the millions of kids that want to be heard, and they can’t be because they’re silenced, or they’re ignored or they are looked down upon for maybe their age or their gender, whatever their circumstance is, I like that UNICEF gives them a voice lets them have a seat at the table lets them talk about what they’re passionate about. It’s so so so important to have these voices because ultimately it will change the world and ultimately, world leaders will have to listen, we are the next generation, it’s going to be us and we’re going to be having to fix the problems that you have created or you haven’t helped have helped fix. Ultimately, UNICEF gives a voice to young people and I think it’s so important. It’s where you really want to start, you know, it’s like you can go with the fact that every young person, including girls, mostly deserve to have an education, the fact that social media is still allowing bullies still happen. That is itself you know, and then and then you’ve got climate change, which is literally the biggest issue of all because without that no one can have education without the world nobody’s gonna learn. We need to start taking care of our planet in the best way. We’ve got some amazing voices out there that are really really fighting against this, which I’m in total support of.”
[8:28] Tip #4
“I’m constantly switched off from social media, I mean, you know, there’s a certain amount of love I have for social media. But I have realized that actually, like what I post on social media is me I don’t ever want to post anything that doesn’t feel like me. So until social media becomes a place that I think is acceptable, which is a positive place to spread love and light and funny names and genuinely just love and appreciation for everyone. And when certain people are not allowed on social media, I will then appreciate social media but until that becomes a positive, more positive place, less political, more fun, light-hearted, we need to appreciate the actually like this, the stuff that’s going on in the world, we need to spread the message. It’s very important to spread messages. Social media is a great place to do that. But it becomes so hateful and it becomes so violent and aggressive and I just nobody needs that no young person needs that in their life, especially on their phone that they can just take anywhere that they want. So, outlet. I love social media. I love my fans love posting funny things, but until it changes a little that’s what I’ll appreciate.”
[10:42] Tip #5
“My mum just whatever happens will happen. Like, legitimately, if something’s gonna happen, you’ve just got to let it happen. You’ve got to let you’ve got to accept it and let it go. And I’ve used that in every part of my life. You know, if that’s with a friend, if that’s with, you know, my work, if that’s with something that’s going on with me as a person, whatever is happening to me, if I can’t help and change it, if I can’t, then I have to accept it and let it go. And that’s something I’ve learned, which can be difficult, but ultimately, it’s good for yourself. It’s just like, a certain amount of toxic it gets too much at some point and you have to realize that you want every decision you make to be good for you. That’s why I love it for sure. Which is yeah, there’s that like I’m not a people pleaser, but I love to make sure everybody’s happy. And my mom says ultimately, you can’t make everyone happy. You know, so I feel like that my mom gives some good good good advice.”
[12:20] Tip #6
“Unfortunately, when I was younger, I was much more carefree and didn’t really even think about the fame side of anything. I was very much kind of, I’m just like, whoa, fancy dresses. Like That sounds fun, you know. Now I’m as much as I’m very grateful for it. I’ve struggled with anxiety for a while, I’ve definitely struggled with the fame aspect more nowadays, just because, as you said, you want to screw up, but there’s no screwing up, you can’t really put on a mask, you know, because people do see right through it. And so I’ve done things in the past where I post videos of me upset because it’s like, This is who I am. And I’m not gonna hide it from you. Because I am a normal girl and I’m figuring everything out myself. So, for me, that’s kind of my journey. I’ve struggled with anxiety and I’m learning to cope with it. I meditate and journal a lot. I take a lot of time for myself. And when I come home from work, I lost like an hour to do something of mine that I really want to do. Like I paint my wall and I decorate my walls. I’m like, it’s kind of a strange thing, but I love doing anything like therapeutic like that. I love spending time with my family. But I think allotting time for yourself is what I’ve learned is the most important because you’ll find yourself within those moments. I really focus on positive environments. And I think you are a product of your environment. So when you’re surrounding yourself with good people, you are going to be a good person you learn from people you learn from wise people. I’ve been lucky enough to share moments with people that are very amazing, like my parents, and also people in this industry. And when I was on a social media platform that was generating a lot of hate and shade. I just felt like I didn’t want to be part of something that was enjoying that and kind of embracing that. So I had to leave because I felt like it was the right of me to advocate for cyberbullying and then be part of something.”
[14:42] Tip #7
“I think letting them be who they want to be. My parents always let me be who I want to be. I’m very outspoken, very loud, and very opinionated. And that’s why I’m the way I am really. And people accepted me and some people don’t, which is you know, it’s just that situation they have to deal with, but either way, I think to raise someone who’s going to be empowering and influential, you have to let them be who they want to be. It has to come from within. It has to be real as to be authentic. As long as you know you have those three main factors, you’re going to find your passion, it can be anything, and nothing is ridiculous. Nowadays, you can actually be anything you’d like.”
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