Britney Spears Speaks After Millie Bobby Brown Reveals She'd Like to Play Her: 'Dude I'm Not Dead' (UPDATE)

Millie Bobby Brown spoke with fellow former child star Drew Barrymore about why she'd love to play another superstar who got her start as a kid.

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UPDATED 11/9, 5:30 p.m. ET: Britney Spears doesn’t appear thrilled about anyone’s interest in playing the pop star in a biopic.

Spears took to Instagram following Millie Bobby Brown’s appearance on the Drew Barrymore Show this week, where she expressed her desire to play Britney in a hypothetical film. “I feel like I could tell her story in the right way—and hers only,” the Stranger Things actress said.

“Good news, good news!!! Still breathing … it’s funny the same two people who gave me life are the same exact 2 people who took it away…but guess what!!! I’m alive and I’m breathing again!!!” wrote the 33-year-old, who has been publicly wrestling control of her life back from family members. She went on to write, “I hear about people wanting to do movies about my life…dude I’m not dead!!! Although it’s pretty fucking clear they preferred me dead…I guess my family is going to lock their doors now.”

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One of Millie Bobby Brown’s dream roles is Britney Spears.

During an appearance on the Drew Barrymore Show, Brown was asked to share “something on your bucket list as a producer and a filmmaker.” After expressing her desire to play a “real person” onscreen, the 18-year-old Enola Holmes 2 star mentioned Spears, 40. 

“I think her story, first of all, resonates with me,” Brown told Barrymore. “Just growing up in the public eye, watching her videos, watching interviews of her when she was younger. I mean, same thing with you, it’s like I see the scramble for words, and I don’t know her, but when I look at pictures of her, I feel like I could tell her story in the right way—and hers only.”

Prior to releasing her debut album, 1999’s ...Baby One More Time, at 17 years old, Britney joined the main cast of Disney’s The Mickey Mouse Club at 11. Brown, of course, was cast to play Eleven in Netflix’s Stranger Things in 2016, when she was just 12. 

Earlier this month, Brown spoke with Deadline about the difficulty of growing past child stardom.

“I think the industry can easily have its faults and its great accomplishments,” Brown said. “This is one of them. Yes, of course, I’ve been undermined in the past, but we don’t focus on those things. We focus on the positives, and I have not been undermined in this situation. I was given an opportunity to be a female lead in a film. And that is a step forward.”

See Drew Barrymore chat with Millie Bobby Brown—who deemed it the “best interview I’ve ever, ever done”—up top.

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