Who would you envision to play Britney Spears’ life in a biopic? Well, before you think too hard, Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown revealed to Drew Barrymore on her talk show segment, Drewber, this week that she volunteers as tribute.
Barrymore, who played Gertie on E.T., said that she loves Brown’s Eleven character, to which the 18-year-old actress responded, “Eleven is like E.T. in every way, and it feels like a more feminine E.T. but who falls from another planet and is completely molded by the people around her.”
The Enola Holmes 2 star shared with Drew Barrymore that one of her biggest career goals is to portray “a real person and I think for me, Britney, would be [it] — Britney Spears.” The young star said that she connects with the singer through their shared experience of being in the spotlight at such a young age. “I think her story, first of all, resonates with me just growing up in the public eye. Watching her videos, watching interviews of her when she was younger. Same thing with you; I see the scramble for words [in the interviews],” explained Brown to Barrymore. “I don’t know her, but when I look at pictures of her, I feel like I could tell her story in the right way and hers only.”
Brown previously sang Spears’ “Gimme More” in a game of song association for Elle earlier this year with her Stranger Things co-star and close friend, Noah Schnapp.
However, Spears seemingly responded to Brown’s pitch and wasn’t happy about the idea of a biopic, taking to Instagram the day after the interview was posted. Though the post was mostly about calling out her parents’ mistreatment, it was made clear she doesn’t want any movies made about her, period. She wrote: “I hear about people wanting to do movies about my life … dude I’m not dead !!!”
Elsewhere in the interview, Brown revealed to the host that she and Schnapp are in love — platonically. When Brown met her boyfriend, Jake Bongiovi (Jon Bon Jovi’s son), he told her that she and Noah “are in love.”
Watch the Drewber interview below: