'Stranger Things' Breakout Millie Bobby Brown Signs With WME
Although Brown's father had earlier demanded a signing fee, sources say WME did not pay to represent the young star.
Stranger Things breakout star Millie Bobby Brown has signed with WME, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
The 12-year-old British actress, who plays the mysterious Eleven, has been one of the most hotly pursued young talents since the Netflix series became a sleeper hit this summer, and THR briefly chatted with her at WME's Emmy party last month. Agent-less since leaving Paradigm's kids division earlier this year, she has drawn interest from all the major agencies in recent weeks.
THR reported last week that Brown's father, Bobby Brown, has demanded a $100,000 signing fee for the chance to represent his daughter. A representative for the family explained that the request stemmed from "ill advice from someone outside the industry that was said in jest," and ceased after the elder Brown realized such practice was unorthodox in Hollywood. A WME source says the agency did not pay to sign Brown.