Growing up in the entertainment industry isn’t for everyone. We’ve seen what’s transpired from past child stars such as Michael Jackson and Macaulay Culkin. There isn’t much research going towards the psychological aspects of growing up on a film set, but there are plenty of examples that can teach us. Some aren’t that bad, but others make us ask the question of whether it’s safe for preteens to get into acting so fast.
Seemingly overnight, the kids from Stranger Things landed into the limelight. They’ve handled it well, too. Out of them all, Millie Bobby Brown looks to be the head honcho. On her way up the ladder of success, she sacrificed something personal along the way.
Brown no longer can have a regular life like most kids her age have. That includes relationships, of course. According to the Stranger Things breakout star, her first smooch came on set, scripted into a scene.
“It was a strange experience. Having 250 people looking at you kissing someone is like, ‘Whoa!’ ” Brown, 13, said.
She had her first kiss during the season one finale when 11 and best friend Mike Wheeler (Finn Wolfhard) kissed. The two shared another one during the season two finale at the school dance. Regular young kids won’t have 250 people staring at them when they have their first kiss, and that’s where the cause of concern lies. She was also only 11 at the time, an age when most kids aren’t thinking about kissing anyone yet.