The Once interpreter is under fire from criticism after the publication of her first book, inspired by the life of her grandmother.
Millie Bobby Brown is a multitasker. Between two shoots, the 19-year-old does not sit still: she has launched her makeup brand, she is actively preparing her wedding with Bon Jovi’s son and she has just published her first book.
Not an autobiography, but a fiction inspired by the life of his grandmother in the middle of World War II. We follow Nellie Morris, a young Londoner who falls in love with an American soldier.
The plot is inspired by a historical event, the air raid on the Bethnal Green tube station that left 173 dead on March 3, 1943. Millie Bobby Brown’s book, which is now on sale on shelves, by It is currently only available in English.
If the project is more than laudable, the Stranger Things actress aroused the ire of many Internet users – through a tweet from the publisher that was later deleted – for a very specific reason: she asked Kathleen McGurl, a ghostwriter, to write your book.
If she is credited on the inside pages, it is Millie Bobby Brown’s name that appears on the cover. A process that is not uncommon in the industry…
“I’m not particularly targeting Millie Bobby Brown. But if someone like her needs a ghostwriter, then maybe we don’t need books written by celebrities.”
“Many thanks to my colleague without whom it would not have been possible”
Especially since the actress has never hidden having worked with an author on Nineteen Steps, and even shared a photo with her on Instagram. On her website (now inaccessible, but rebroadcast by The Guardian), the British writer specializing in historical fiction explained that the Millie Bobby Brown family sent her a lot of information and ideas about her great-grandmother’s story, and that they talked about the topic. repeatedly.
Thus, the Once interpreter had several versions of the book validated before its publication.