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Millie Bobby Brown wants to play Britney Spears, but does she agree?

Millie Bobby Brown has set her sights on the role of a lifetime. After starring in five seasons of Stranger Things and two Enola Holmes movies, she now wants to play the 2000’s icon Britney Spears

In a recent interview on The Drew Barrymore Show, she shared that her dream role would be to star in a documentary about the pop diva.

“I think her story, first of all, resonates with me, just growing up in the public eye, watching her videos, watching interviews of her when she was younger.”

– Millie Bobby Brown, The Drew Barrymore Show

Documentaries are for the dead

However, the “…Baby One More Time” singer did not react well to this statement. 

In an Instagram Post, Britney seemingly responded to Millie’s interview, saying, “I hear about people wanting to do movies about my life. Dude, I’m not dead!”

Britney’s caption on an Instagram post

Millie has not reacted to this post on social media as of posting this article.

Celebrity Documentaries

In recent years, there has been an influx of celebrity documentaries in memory of celebrities who are gone.

For example, Netflix released The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Unheard Tapes, a documentary about actress, Marilyn Monroe, who passed in 1962.

However, there are also documentaries for artists that are still well and alive.

Singer-songwriter Beyoncé has two: an autobiographical documentary in 2013, Life is But a Dream; and another in 2019 titled, Homecoming.

In 2020, the film Miss Americana, told Taylor Swift’s story. This year, Selena Gomez will also release her own documentary, My Mind and Me.

Britney Biopic

Social media users were also quick to comment on Britney’s post. Many defended Millie, and several also took to Twitter to justify Britney’s response.

Nonetheless, Britney’s story is important to tell. Especially in the age of social media where there are so many teens who are aspiring to make it in the industry. It can be the right wake-up call to better protect young creatives.

Although, with Britney’s whole life already being discussed 24/7 — from tabloids to social media — it’s quite understandable if she opts out of making a film too.