It is NOT news that Millie Bobby Brown would like to take her shot at portraying (young?) Princess Leia.
But let’s review…
The actor, then 12, and now best known for playing “Eleven” in the amazing Netflix series “Stranger Things,” told an audience at the 2016 Rhode Island Comic Con that if Star Wars came to call she would love to play…
“Princess Leia… I would love a role like that.”
Skip to 4:05 to hear her say it for herself:
Then, at Emerald City Comic Con in 2017 she repeated that her dream role would be to follow in Carrie Fisher’s iconic
“I loved Carrie Fisher, I think she’s incredible and it would have been amazing meeting her here [in Seattle]. I know she was supposed to come here. And if I ever got a chance to tell her how much I would love to carry on her legacy.”
Well, yesterday (Halloween) the young star — much like Fisher — took the situation into her own hands; joining fellow Stranger Things stars for a costume pic entitled, “Hallo 2018”:
Frankly, Millie did pretty well with the iconic princess pose:
Now, there are many references to “young” Princess Leia in Star Wars canon, as she appears in the animated Star Wars
However, when they filmed a short cameo for Carrie Fisher’s iconic creation in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Lucasfilm used CGI over another actors’ face in order to recreate Princess Leia as fans knew her in Star Wars: A New Hope.
Overall, the CGI cameo didn’t bother me as much as it did others, but there’s probably a better approach if they choose to use young Leia in anything else.
Now aged 14, Brown, set to headline Godzilla: King of the Monsters in 2019 and Godzilla vs. Kong in 2020, will resurface as “Elle” next summer with Stranger Things returns to streaming for a third season.
Carrie Fisher herself was only 19 when she first played Leia Organa; and, following her two big-ticket (get it) blockbusters in the Godzilla franchise, Brown won’t be too much younger than her idol.
So, how’s about we cut the cord on whether Boba Fett (or whomever) will hit the big screen next in a “Star Wars Story” and put MBB (and space dad Jimmie Smits) on the big screen and into movies’ most magnificent saga.
Ms. Brown wants to don the “earmuff” braids. And fans want to see it!
And, while they’re at it, maybe they could do a little movie that bridges the gap between the original Star Wars and the Empire Strikes Back?
But I digress.
So, what do you think? Is Millie Bobby Brown right for the role of Princess Leia? Should there be another “Star Wars Story”? Or, should Hollywood save MBB for her own iconic characters?
Let us know in the comments below…