Hail Purdue! Millie Bobby Brown is taking online classes through the Indiana university

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Millie Bobby Brown attends the premiere of “Stranger Things 4” at Netflix Studios Brooklyn on May 14. (Evan Agostini/InVision/Associated Press)

Oh…Indiana? “Stranger Things” star Millie Bobby Brown is a student at Purdue University.

The actress, who plays the psychokinetic and telepathic Teen Eleven in the series, says she’s been taking online classes affiliated with the West Lafayette, Ind., institute, which has been referenced more than once in the Netflix mega-hit.

The 18-year-old Brit told Allure magazine that she is studying human services to “learn about the system and how to help young people”. The online Purdue Global Program offers bachelor’s, associate’s and master’s degrees in social and behavioral sciences, which enable students to pursue careers in fields such as child welfare/child protection, community outreach and services, and family support.

Representatives for Brown and Purdue University did not immediately respond Monday to The Times’ request for further comment.

A college course load is one of many plates being spun brown. In addition to recording a “so bad, but so fun” album during the pandemic lockdown, she is working as a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF focusing on menstrual health and education for young women; Mills expanding its cosmetics brand, Florence; And he found time to write two screenplays with his sister Paige. PCMA Productions, the production company Brown founded with his family, is producing a sequel to Netflix’s “Enola Homes,” as well as the fantasy-adventure “Damsel,” starring him, Robin Wright and Angela Bassett.

The former child actress — she moved to Los Angeles when she was 8 to pursue an acting career and landed “Stranger Things” when she was 10 — told the mag that she loves the responsibility that comes with her global platform. is aware of and accepts

“Of course, people might see it as pressure or intimidating, but I think it’s the most interesting part of my job,” Brown said. “People are all looking at me, ‘What are you going to say, Millie?’ I’m going to say, ‘Young girls deserve an education. Young people everywhere deserve equal rights.’ [You] You deserve to love the people you want to love. Be the people you want to be and achieve the dreams you want to achieve.’ This is my message.”

Brown also dismissed the “unhealthy situation” that led to him hooking up with his ex, TikTok star Hunter Echo (real name Hunter Acemovic) in 2020, taking to social media live to claim that he prepared her. and allegedly sexually assaulted her. She summed up her past relationship as a “blip” and said she channeled the saga into her intense performance in “Stranger Things 4.”

“I felt very vulnerable,” she said. “Also, no one on set knew I was going through it. So it was kind of nice to just be able to deal with it by myself and no one else knew. Then it was hard when the whole world knew. “

Brown said she went through “a year of healing” because of the ordeal. (She is currently dating Jacques Bongiovi, son of rocker Jon Bon Jovi.)

“When you’re publicly humiliated like that, I felt so out of control and so powerless. To walk away and know that I’m capable of everything and that this person didn’t take anything from me, that’s very empowering. felt. It felt like my life. Finally turned a page and that I had actually finished a chapter that felt so long,” she said.

“Ultimately, what I wanted to do in my career was help young girls and young men out there that I’m going through. I’m not this perfect person selling skin care products and [who is] In ‘Stranger Things’. I made absolutely wrong decisions.”

This story originally appeared in the Los Angeles Times.

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