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Dad of Stranger Things child star ‘demands $100,000 from agents to represent her’

The father of Millie Bobby Brown has reportedly requested $100,000 (£78,500) from talent agencies seeking to represent the rising star.
Millie, 12, has become a worldwide hit thanks to her role as the elusive Eleven in the critically acclaimed Netflix series Stranger Things, and according to The Hollywood Reporter, agents at Hollywood talent agencies have alleged her father Robert Brown is demanding the sizeable amount for anyone interested in guiding her career.
The child star has yet to sign to a talent agency since leaving the kids division of company Paradigm, and sources from five agencies who have expressed an interest in landing Millie, considered to be the hottest child star in Hollywood since her stunning debut in the Netflix show, have reportedly told the publication of Robert’s demand.
While it is not illegal to ask for such a big number, one insider described the amount requested as “completely unorthodox”. Talent agents may agree to reduce their standard 10 per cent commission charge to sign in-demand stars, however, being asked to pay $100,000 (£78,500) up front has raised eyebrows in the industry, with another source from a major agency commenting, “we just would never go there.”
In response to the claims, a representative for Millie’s family told The Hollywood Reporter Robert was “ill advised” from someone not in the business, and that the suggestion was “said in jest”. Millie is set to decide on an agency within the next week reports the publication, after signing attorney Steve Warren and publicity firm Shelter PR to her team.
In an interview with The Daily Mail earlier this year (16), her dad insisted he made sure Millie led a normal life amid the hype surrounding her growing fame.
“It’s important for Millie not to feel under pressure,” Robert said. “She’s a kid. She has to do her homework and chores. Everything else is a bonus.”

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