Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown takes the cover story of Allure Magazine‘s September 2022 edition lensed by fashion photographer Jem Mitchell. In charge of styling was Joanna Schlenzka, with set design from Lydia Shirreff, and production by Chebabo & Co. Beauty is work of hair stylist Shon Hyungsu Ju, makeup artist Ciara O’Shea, and manicurist Michelle Humphrey.
I enjoyed being different people because I always struggled with self-identity and knowing who I was, 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.
Of course, people can look at it as pressure or scary, but I think that’s the most exciting part of my job. People are all looking at me, ‘What are you going to say, Millie?’ I’m going to say, ‘Young girls deserve an education. Young people everywhere deserve equal rights. [You] deserve to love the people that you want to love. Be the people that you want to be and achieve the dreams that you want to achieve.’ That’s my message – Millie Bobby Brown
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