Britney Spears appears unimpressed with Millie Bobby Brown's bid to play her in biopic

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By Phoebe Egoroff

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Millie Bobby Brown told The Drew Barrymore Show this week that she would love to play Britney Spears in a biopic, though, Spears herself seems rather unimpressed.

The Stranger Things actress was appearing on Barrymore's talk show to discuss her latest flick, Enola Holmes 2, and what it has been like growing up in the spotlight - something Barrymore was able to resonate with.

"I want to play a real person, and I think for me, [it] would be Britney Spears," the 18-year-old told Barrymore. "I think her story, first of all, resonates with me. Growing up in the public eye, watching her videos and watching interviews of her when she was younger…I mean the same thing with you [Drew Barrymore], it's like, I see the scramble for words. And 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."

Soon after the episode aired, Spears took to Instagram to post a message that seemed to allude to Brown's comments.

In her caption the singer - whose legal conservatorship was terminated 12 months ago - wrote: "Good news, good news !!! Still breathing … it's funny the same two people who gave me life are the same exact 2 people who took it away … but guess what !!! I'm alive and I'm breathing again !!! Yeah I know I've posted too much this week on Instagram [… ] kinda fun though !!!"

The 40-year-old then added: "I hear about people wanting to do movies about my life … dude I'm not dead !!! Although it's pretty f***ing clear they preferred me dead […] I guess my family is going to lock their doors now [...] !!! Either way … I just want to say hi and share these fabulous doors [...] !!! I did kinda post too much this week … I'm embarrassed !!! I get it … oh well !!! Have a good day [...] !!!"

Spears and Brown do have a lot in common, given that they have both grown up in the spotlight. Spears began her career at the age of 11 on the All New Mickey Mouse Club in 1989, while Brown first appeared on Stranger Things at age 12, per IndieWire.

Brown spoke on this when she appeared as Allure's September cover star, telling the magazine that she was told she was too "mature" to be a child actor. "No one was as mature as I was, [hearing that] was really hard because I thought [maturity] was a good thing. And then being told that it wasn't, that I wouldn't make it in this industry, it was so hurtful. I got really down about that," she said.

"Even as a young person, I always felt like I didn't quite belong in every room I was in. I also struggle with loneliness a bit. I always felt quite alone in a crowded room, like I was just one of a kind, like nobody ever really understood me. So I liked [playing] characters that people understood [and] people could relate to because I felt like no one could relate to Millie," the Marbella-born British actress added.

What do you think? Would you be down to see Brown play Spears in a biopic? Let us know in the comments!

Featured image credit: Image Press Agency / Alamy

Britney Spears appears unimpressed with Millie Bobby Brown's bid to play her in biopic

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By Phoebe Egoroff

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Millie Bobby Brown told The Drew Barrymore Show this week that she would love to play Britney Spears in a biopic, though, Spears herself seems rather unimpressed.

The Stranger Things actress was appearing on Barrymore's talk show to discuss her latest flick, Enola Holmes 2, and what it has been like growing up in the spotlight - something Barrymore was able to resonate with.

"I want to play a real person, and I think for me, [it] would be Britney Spears," the 18-year-old told Barrymore. "I think her story, first of all, resonates with me. Growing up in the public eye, watching her videos and watching interviews of her when she was younger…I mean the same thing with you [Drew Barrymore], it's like, I see the scramble for words. And 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."

Soon after the episode aired, Spears took to Instagram to post a message that seemed to allude to Brown's comments.

In her caption the singer - whose legal conservatorship was terminated 12 months ago - wrote: "Good news, good news !!! Still breathing … it's funny the same two people who gave me life are the same exact 2 people who took it away … but guess what !!! I'm alive and I'm breathing again !!! Yeah I know I've posted too much this week on Instagram [… ] kinda fun though !!!"

The 40-year-old then added: "I hear about people wanting to do movies about my life … dude I'm not dead !!! Although it's pretty f***ing clear they preferred me dead […] I guess my family is going to lock their doors now [...] !!! Either way … I just want to say hi and share these fabulous doors [...] !!! I did kinda post too much this week … I'm embarrassed !!! I get it … oh well !!! Have a good day [...] !!!"

Spears and Brown do have a lot in common, given that they have both grown up in the spotlight. Spears began her career at the age of 11 on the All New Mickey Mouse Club in 1989, while Brown first appeared on Stranger Things at age 12, per IndieWire.

Brown spoke on this when she appeared as Allure's September cover star, telling the magazine that she was told she was too "mature" to be a child actor. "No one was as mature as I was, [hearing that] was really hard because I thought [maturity] was a good thing. And then being told that it wasn't, that I wouldn't make it in this industry, it was so hurtful. I got really down about that," she said.

"Even as a young person, I always felt like I didn't quite belong in every room I was in. I also struggle with loneliness a bit. I always felt quite alone in a crowded room, like I was just one of a kind, like nobody ever really understood me. So I liked [playing] characters that people understood [and] people could relate to because I felt like no one could relate to Millie," the Marbella-born British actress added.

What do you think? Would you be down to see Brown play Spears in a biopic? Let us know in the comments!

Featured image credit: Image Press Agency / Alamy