Millie Bobby Brown, 18, and Disney executives reportedly have huge mutual respect for each other and are informally exploring a role that would see the young actress earn £ 12 million
Brit star Millie Bobby Brown is gunning to move on from Stranger Things to a galaxy far away.
I can reveal the Star Wars fan has held secret talks with Disney executives – and could have a £ 12 million payday.
Millie, 18, and her father and manager Robert are already friends with franchise boss Kathleen Kennedy.
The Stranger Things actress is paid a million dollars every episode for the new Netflix series, but a Star Wars film might pay her 15 times more.
Brown’s attraction to younger people makes a market value of £12 million a “no-brainer” for Disney.
A source tells me: “Millie is on Disney’s radar for the new Star Wars projects.
“She’s had contact with Kathleen, who is aware of her desire to feature in a movie or play a central role in one of the new TV projects for Disney Plus.
The conversations are informal but there’s huge mutual respect there.
“The Disney executives know just how much of an icon she is already for the 10 to 30-year-old audience and what that brings in terms of appeal.
“She could easily take home $15m for a first film or series.
“And she doesn’t need to audition – it’s more a case of how the director and her bond. She has the gravitas to hold down the lead for that universe.”
Millie has commitments to finish Stranger Things and Enola Holmes 2, but she has time in her calendar next year if things go swiftly.