While promoting her new Netflix film Enola Holmes, Millie Bobby Brown said she already knows which leading role she wants to land next: Amy Winehouse in the singer’s biopic.
She made her case during an interview with Netflix Latinoámerica (watch below). “Amy Winehouse, I personally think is like an icon to R&B, blues and basically the whole culture of music,” she stated. “I just love her music, and I really was impacted by her whole story. And so, I always say that I would love to play her.”
And for those who need convincing, Brown let everyone know just how good her Winehouse impersonation is by riffing “You Know I’m No Good” during a segment on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in May 2019. Jimmy Fallon also shared an adorable clip of 5-year-old Brown belting out the lyrics to Winehouse’s hit “Valerie.”
The script for an Amy Winehouse biopic is currently in the works, according to the late singer’s father Mitch, who said it’s coming out in “a year or two” during Paul Danan’s The Morning After podcast in May. “We’ve got a lovely movie, a lovely Broadway show coming, and that’s how we’ll get our own back, by portraying Amy the way she was,” he said. But unfortunately for Brown, Mitch said he and the producer are looking for “an unknown actress, ideally a Jewish girl from north or east London who looks a bit like Amy and talks like Amy” for the titular role.
Brown also shouted out Selena Gomez and Miley Cyrus as the two actresses who made her want to get into the business. “I was watching them on Disney Channel at a really young age, so I would say genuinely, they did make me want to become an actress,” the Stranger Things star revealed, adding that Hannah Montana was the first character that inspired her.
“Hannah Montana was just like…. At a young age, I never had a British lead, especially female. So for me, Hannah Montana was just everything,” the English star continued. “She was just cool, she was a pop star, it was just such a fun storyline. And I remember just feeling really inspired, and I wanted to be like her.”
Watch Brown gush over Cyrus, Winehouse and the rest of her heroines below.