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‘Stranger Things’ Star Millie Bobby Brown Signs With WME

“Stranger Things” breakout star Millie Bobby Brown has signed with WME.

Sources tell Variety the young star was being courted by all the big agencies, and WME landed her in a very competitive situation.

While meeting with other agencies, Brown’s father had been asking for a large sum of money upfront, insiders say, which turned many companies off. WME did not pay to rep Brown, our source says.

The 12-year-old British actress has arguably become the hottest star-to-watch, following this summer’s rabid success of the supernatural Netflix series, which has already been renewed for a second season.

Brown plays one of the central figures on “Stranger Things,” a mysterious young girl named Eleven who has telekinetic powers. Her on-screen talents and range of ability to portray such an emotionally-troubled character have wowed critics and fans — over 1.5 million of them who follow her on social media across Instagram and Twitter.

Aside from her acting skills, Brown has won over audiences with her off-screen charisma. This summer, she rapped a Nicki Minaj verse on Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight Show,” which went viral, and that wasn’t her first viral moment — she also released a video of her head being shaved for her part on “Stranger Things.” Along with her young “Stranger Things” costars, Brown also put on a song-and-dance number at the Emmy awards.

Prior to “Stranger Things,” Brown had smaller roles on “Once Upon A Time in Wonderland,” “NCIS,” “Modern Family,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Intruders” on the BBC.

While being repped by WME, Brown will continue to be managed by Affirmative Management.

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