Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown has opened up about missing out on a role that made her consider quitting acting.
The actress shared that before she got her breakout role as Eleven on Stranger Things, she auditioned for a role in HBO's Game of Thrones. Ultimately, she was turned down and says she found the rejection "difficult" to process.
"I think I was just very disheartened by the rejection, which is something I tell everyone," she told the Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon.
"Like, this industry is just full of rejection, 24/7. You get far more nos – a lot of nos – before you get a yes. I was auditioning for commercials, for anything, really. I then auditioned for Game of Thrones and I got a 'no' for that. Then that's kind of when I was like, 'Oh, this is really difficult,' because I guess I really wanted that role."
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The New York Post reports the GOT role went to Bella Ramsey, who played Lyanna on the show from seasons six to eight.
But her rejection from Game of Thrones turned out to be a silver lining, as she was asked to audition for a Netflix show called Montauk - which would later be renamed Stranger Things.
"I Skyped with them and, you know, the rest is history, of course. We then named the show Stranger Things, but Montauk was definitely the one that gave me that kind of hope of doing it all again.
The 16-year-old is currently promoting her latest movie Enola Holmes, which is screening on Netflix. The fourth season of Stranger Things has not yet announced its release date.