“We are so used to a male-dominated industry, and so having women involved, young women, young people involved, I think we can all work together equally. I believe [that] with equality in this industry, we can make beautiful art,” the 16-year-old explained. “We can do what we all want to do, which is this craft, and we can do it together. It’s important to have this seat at the table, to be heard, because not only are we young, but we [also] have a lot to say, and we have stories that want to be told. If that’s respected, looked at, and taken seriously, we can do so many things.”
The teen then reflected on what it was like for her producing and starring in the upcoming Netflix film Enola Holmes.
“With Enola, I was producing and also starred in it, and there were men involved in the production of things and plenty of women involved in the production of things. It was such a great collaborative effort and a great example of what Hollywood can look like,” Millie dished. “I wanted to be a part of the casting process, I wanted to be a part of the writing process, and I definitely wanted to be a part of the layout of the whole production.”
As for where she wants the entire industry to go in a few years, the Stranger Things star said she hopes to see “a lot of people listening” to one another.
“I hope in a few years, we get to a point where we all just genuinely want to work together,” Millie added. “So as long as that is happening, hopefully, we will be in good shape.”
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