Millie Bobby Brown Just Revealed The Bizarre Way That Being Criticized By The Public Has Turned Her Into A “Karen”

“My whole life is people criticizing me, so I’m going to give it back to you sometimes,” Millie explained before giving examples of some of her negative reviews.

Millie Bobby Brown was just 11 years old when she was cast as Eleven in the hit Netflix series Stranger Things, which premiered in 2016 when she was 12.

Millie Bobby Brown smiling, wearing a patterned dress with a black lace collar, at an event

As a result, Millie has grown up under the glare of the public eye, and it’s fair to say that it hasn’t been the easiest ride.

Millie Bobby Brown in a one-shoulder outfit with a prominent 'LV' belt, posing for the camera

And all of this has had a pretty unprecedented impact on how Millie navigates her day-to-day life now that she is 20 years old, with the star admitting in a recent podcast appearance that she is a total “Karen.”

Millie Bobby Brown in patterned corset top and jeans posing at 'Damsel' Netflix event

Happy to give examples, Millie shared: “Once, we were at a hotel and the woman was pulling my fiancé aside, like: ‘We need to settle payment,’ or whatever, and I’m just like: ‘Yeah, we will, but at the end of our stay, like… We’re still staying here.’ And she was like: ‘Yeah, but you could settle it now,’ and I was like: ‘But I don’t want to.’”

Jake Bongiovi and Millie Bobby Brown walking from a car

At this point, Jessie gently asked: “Millie, are you a Karen?” and Millie immediately confessed: “OK, I am a Karen. But, listen, I do think it’s important to know where you went wrong and there’s always room for improvement!”


Star of Stranger Things, Enola Holmes, and brand new film Damsel, Millie Bobby Brown joins us this week. We met Millie at a hotel and had a delivery combo of Tom Kerridge food from his restaurant in the hotel, room service and even McDonald’s. Millie told us all the stories of her various farm animals (including Norman the sheep!), living life between London & Atlanta, creating a fake name online to leave reviews when she gets bad service, her fear of eating raw chicken, dreams of being in a musical, and how she has to have brown sauce on everything she eats, including a spag bol & a baked potato! Next time Millie, you’re coming round to mums for a roast dinner with all the trimmings, you’ll love it! Millie’s brand new film Damsel is out now on Netflix. #TableManners #podcast #food #recording #jessieware #lennieware #milliebobbybrown #netflix #karen #damsel #film #actress #reviews

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And Millie was ultimately praised for her comments, with one person commenting on a TikTok clip of the podcast: “This is refreshing. We don’t get to see celebs being this authentic these days. Good for Millie.”

“She’s so real for this 😂👏” somebody else agreed, while one more pointed out: “That’s NOT a Karen! Being honest about service is fair. It’s when expectations are awful that you become a Karen.”

“I am a review leaver lover,” another wrote. “I am brutally honest but then I will also make sure I’ve added in a positive so they don’t think they are terrible. I do also leave very positive reviews for places I love."

And somebody else concluded: “More people should leave reviews!!! I love reviews!!”

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