'Stranger Things' actress Millie Bobby Brown features in this new editorial for Vogue Australia magazine's January 2018 issue, which she shot last year while in Sydney for a Supernova Comic-Con convention.
On how she copes with the sudden attention: "It’s my choice to do this. Like, I have chosen to act and I know what comes with acting is fame and photographers and paparazzi and interviews all the time, and I love it because it’s my favourite thing. I don’t want to be sitting at home doing school. I mean, I do do that, obviously, but I know what comes with it and I love it. But definitely going back home to Georgia and sitting there and not doing anything … that’s what I have to try to cope with. Because I can’t really deal with the quiet time."
On what she's learnt from portraying a character living in the 1980s: "I’ve learnt so much from the 80s, and I think the one thing that I am jealous of is people from the 80s had freedom, like not because I am well known, but no child is allowed freedom these days. I mean, the world is so dangerous. I feel like in the 80s you could ride your bike and go to the supermarket without telling your parents, or go and find your best friend in the Upside Down [the fictional alternate universe in Stranger Things] and that’s fine, because your mum really does not mind. But now my mum is like: ‘You’re going where? No, I am coming with you.’ So, yeah, it is definitely something that I am very envious of."
On joining UNICEF as an advocate for World Children’s Day: "Education is a really big thing for me. And I think that’s what’s so cool about Stranger Things and the platform that I have, is using my knowledge on what I have. I mean, I am 13, I am not an expert on this, so I am still learning myself, but I have the voice to speak about things that I feel so passionate about and … I want girls to learn and have an education and I want to help kids. I feel like that is so important. A big thing for me is World Children’s Day, which is a big day for everyone, especially children! Just to kind of celebrate how amazing they are. I have a five-year-old sister myself and, I mean, I am a child, and I frickin’ love it, to be honest with you!"
Read the full interview here.