Stranger Things actress Millie Bobby Brown has become the youngest person ever to be named as one of the world's 100 most influential people by Time magazine.
In a profile for the magazine, US actor Aaron Paul called the 14-year-old an “extraordinary” actress.
“She may have been 12 in years, but her spirit and mind were timeless," Paul wrote speaking of first meeting the teenager in New York.
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"A wise woman was speaking from her cherubic face. It was like speaking to a future mentor with a perspective and groundedness that I could only have dreamed of at that age. Or at any age, if I'm being honest."
“She somehow understands the human experience as if she has lived it for a thousand years. I'm proud to know her. To call her a friend. To call her my adopted daughter,” he added.
The 14-year-old star of Stranger Things “has not only become a global name thanks to her role as the enigmatic, super-powered Eleven, but has mastered an ability to control and shape her own career and work”, says The Independent.
Brown looks set to become one of the youngest film stars ever to land a producer credit on a feature film. The Stranger Things star is working on an adaptation of Nancy Springer's Enola Holmes Mysteries, which features the adventures of Sherlock Holmes' younger sister, set to be played by Brown.
The Hollywood Reporter also estimated Brown may end up earning significantly more than her younger Stranger Things co-stars: up to $350,000, versus $250,000 for the show’s third series.
Joining Brown on the annual list is Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and rapper Cardi B.
“Tennis player Roger Federer, actress Nicole Kidman and Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson also feature among the 100 along with Mayor of London Sadiq Khan”, says the BBC.
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