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‘Stranger Things’ meets Star Wars: Millie Bobby Brown wants to play young Leia

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The Force is strong with this Eleven. Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown discussed her wish-list roles during a recent Rhode Island Comic-Con panel, and she revealed that she would love to play a young Princess Leia in a Star Wars prequel, reports AV Club.

Brown brought up how more Star Wars films are being made and mentioned that she wants a role like Princess Leia. Having starred on multiple paranormal shows — Netflix’s Stranger Things and the BBC’s Intruders — she is interested in pursuing something different.

“I want to do something that’s far from Eleven or Madison,” she said, referring to her best-known characters.

A young Princess Leia seems like an intriguing possibility. After all, Disney is currently working on multiple Star Wars spinoff projects, including a Han Solo-centric prequel starring Alden Ehrenreich. If all goes well, who’s to say that Disney won’t give Leia a prequel of her own?

The film franchise currently offers only pieces of Leia’s backstory. After being born at the end of Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith, we know that she was adopted by the Queen Breha of Alderaan and Senator Bail Organa. Then there’s a big gap before her story picks up in the original film, Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope. That definitely leaves a lot of interesting years to fill in.

Brown looks enough like Carrie Fisher to pull off being a young Princess Leia, and she has the acting chops, too. She has proven herself in her role as everyone’s favorite Eggos-loving character, and we expect her to continue doing so when Stranger Things returns for its second season. The actress also starred in Intruders and has appeared in episodes of NCISModern FamilyGrey’s Anatomy, and more.

Watch Brown discuss roles she is interested in below, starting around the 3:20 mark.

Millie Bobby Brown Panel @ Rhode Island Comic Con (not Full)

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