Hi Purdue! Millie Bobby Brown Takes Online Classes Through Indiana University | Nation

ByMike V. Cooper

Aug 15, 2022

Hi…Indiana? ‘Stranger Things’ star Millie Bobby Brown is a student at Purdue University.

The actress, who plays psychokinetic and telepathic teenager Eleven on the show, says she’s taking online classes affiliated with West Lafayette, Ind., an institution that’s been referenced more than once in the Netflix smash hit. .

The 18-year-old Briton told Allure magazine she was studying social services to “learn about the system and how to help young people”. The Purdue Global online program offers bachelor’s, associate’s, and master’s degrees in the social and behavioral sciences, which allow students to pursue careers in areas such as wellness and environmental protection. childhood, outreach and community services and family support.

Representatives for Brown and Purdue University did not immediately respond Monday to The Times’ request for additional comment.

A college course load is just one of the many plates Brown spins. In addition to recording a “so bad, but so fun” album during the pandemic lockdown, she works as a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF, focusing on menstrual health and education for young women; develop its cosmetics brand, Florence by Mills; and she found time to write two screenplays with her sister Paige. PCMA Productions, the production company founded by Brown with her family, also produces the Netflix sequel “Enola Holmes,” as well as the fantasy adventure “Damsel” starring her, Robin Wright and Angela Bassett.

The former child actress – she moved to Los Angeles aged 8 to pursue an acting career and landed ‘Stranger Things’ aged 10 – told the magazine she was aware and recognized the accountability that comes with its global platform.

“Of course, people can see that as pressure or fear, but I think that’s the most exciting part of my job,” Brown said. “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 you want to love. Be the people you want to be and achieve the dreams you want to achieve. That’s my message.”

Brown also dismissed the “unhealthy situation” that entangled her in 2020 after her ex, TikTok star Hunter Echo (real name Hunter Ecimovic), went live on social media to claim he treated her and allegedly sexually assaulted her. She summed up their former relationship as a “blip” and said she channeled the saga into her intense performances in “Stranger Things 4.”

“I felt very vulnerable,” she said. “Also, nobody on set knew I was going through that. So it was kind of nice to be able to deal with that on my own and nobody else knew. Then it was harder when the whole world knew. “

Brown said she went through “a year of healing” because of the ordeal. (She is currently dating Jake Bongiovi, son of rocker Jon Bon Jovi.)

“When you’re publicly humiliated in this way, I felt so out of control and helpless. To walk away and know that I’m worth everything and that this person didn’t take anything from me was very empowering. It was like if my life had finally turned a page and I had actually finished a chapter that seemed so long,” she said.

“At the end of the day, all I wanted to do in my career was to help young girls and young people know that I, too, go through hardship. I’m not that perfect person who sells skincare products. skin and [who is] in “Stranger Things”. I made absolutely bad decisions.”