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Millie Bobby Brown Wants to Play Britney Spears In a Biopic

“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.”

If there is any trace of goodness in this world, we will have a Britney Spears biopic one day. The rise and fall and freedom of one of the world’s most beloved pop stars is a story about celebrity, women and mental health, paparazzi and child stars. It’s a story we deserve! A gaggle of actresses will surely be vying for the role — and it doesn’t hurt to lay your cards on the table early.

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The first celebrity to throw her hat in the ring is Millie Bobby Brown, who said on The Drew Barrymore Show that one of her biggest career goals is to play Britney Spears in a biopic — largely because she understands her experience of growing up in the spotlight.

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Brown got her start in the biz at the age of nine with a guest-starring role in Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. Not long after, she was cast in Stranger Things at the age of 12.

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“I think her story, first of all, resonates with me growing up in the public eye,” Brown told Barrymore, who herself knows a thing or two about growing up in the public eye.

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“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.”

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For what it’s worth, Brown does already have a Britney-inspired look. Her long, blonde hair with baby-part bangs, which she debuted in May, has already been compared to the pop star. And in an appearance on The Tonight Show, she looks hauntingly like a young Spears.

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Brown is also a documented Spears fan — or at least knows the words to “Gimme More,” which she sang with co-star Noah Schapp in a game of Elle’s Song Association.

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For what it’s worth, there is already a Britney Spears biopic...it’s just one we can all pretend doesn’t exist. Produced by Lifetime in 2017 (years before the #FreeBritney movement), Britney Ever After is widely considered to be basically unwatchable.

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