Apparently there is a new rumor that has Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things) in talks to do a Star Wars show for Disney+. Of course this is a rumor and nothing has been confirmed so take it with a grain of salt.
The rumor comes from The Mirror. It’s interesting because a lot of fans have said that they thought Brown could pull off a young Princess Leia (myself included.) Given that many have mentioned this and they focused on Leia in Obi-Wan Kenobi, instead of Luke Skywalker (which would have made much more sense.) It would stand to reason they were setting this up for a Leia show. (Apparently all Disney+ shows are just vehicles for other shows anymore.)
According to The Mirror sources told their reporter that Millie Bobby Brown has had secret talks with Disney executives about her being in a secret project. It seems the actress and her father/manager are friends with Kathleen Kennedy.
If this rumor is true the alleged payout would be £12million (about $14.7 million)
Millie, 18, and her father and manager Robert are already friends with franchise boss Kathleen Kennedy.
Here’s what The Mirror said they were told:
“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 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.”
No part was named. As I mentioned previously, a lot of people have noticed her resemblance to young Carrie Fisher so this rumor is very plausible to me. Of course nothing is confirmed and it’s just a rumor.
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Sources: The Mirror
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