One of "Stranger Things" lead stars, Millie Bobby Brown, who plays the young girl with psychokinetic abilities Eleven (or El), has been dragged to a rather "Upside Down" news. The actress' father, apparently, has been asking money from prospected agents for her daughter.
With the show's success, the cast landed on E! headlines and got invited to several interviews worldwide, including "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" and "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert." Millie was even the youngest actress ever interviewed on Stephen Colbert's "The Late Show."
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Robert "Bobby" Brown has been demanding cash from those who wanted to represent Millie. It is said that he has been asking a sort of signing fee from those who wanted to replace Paradigm in representing Millie. The actress left her old agency earlier this year and hasn't been signed to any since.
Multiple agencies reportedly claimed Robert seeks cash payment almost amounting to $100,000 to let his daughter sign.
Considering the young actress' sublime performance in "Stranger Things," it can't be denied she made an impact in her first starring role. This has encouraged various agencies to make an offer. However, upon learning the older Brown's terms, some seasoned groups raised eyebrows as it was indeed an "unorthodox" move.
Fans also expressed their concern on the issue, wherein one even commented on a post, "This girl is so talented. I really hope her dad doesn't 'ruin' her or her career."
Meanwhile, Melanie Greene of Affirmative Entertainment who serves as Millie's manager said she's unaware of the older Brown's requests.
"Stranger Things" is a science fiction-horror web TV series set in the 1980s which features a clique of young boys-Mike, Will, Dustin, and Lucas who befriended a runaway girl with psychokinetic abilities called Eleven or El. Together, they try to unfold the dangers and mysteries of the "Upside Down" while the sinister government covers it up.
Also starring Wynona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Charlie Heaton, and Natalia Dyer, "Stranger Things" sequel is expected to return before July 2017.