Millie Bobby Brown, aka Eleven from Stranger Things (opens in new tab), has told crowds at Rhode Island Comic Con that she has a dream role in mind, set in a galaxy far, far away. Yes, you guessed it - she wants to play Princess Leia.
Having already nailed the fearless and powerful Eleven, it’s no surprise that Leia, another strong female character, is high up on Brown’s list. Elaborating on her dream role, Brown said that she wants to play “Princess Leia. If they made - I think they are making another Star Wars (right?) - that, I would love a role like that because I want to do something that’s far from Eleven or Madison [from BBC’s Intruders], so I think I want to do something that’s more calmer and more soft, instead of something that’s hardcore”.
Eleven certainly called for some extreme performances, such as her flipping out in the testing laboratory and killing the Demogorgon in the finale, and Brown seems eager not to be typecast, but I wouldn’t exactly say General Leia Organa was “soft”.
There’s already a Han Solo movie (opens in new tab) on the horizon, so perhaps at some point Leia might get her own movie. If she does, the directors will know who to call.