Millie Bobby Brown wants to play Amy Winehouse in the new biopic
Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown has said that she “would love to play” Amy Winehouse in a biopic and described the late singer as “an icon”.
The 16-year-old English actor recently made her producing debut while playing the title role in Netflix movie Enola Holmes, a film in which she portrays Sherlock’s younger sister. When asked by Netflix Latinoámerica which historical figure she would like to bring to life next, Brown nodded to the late, great musician. “I wouldn’t say she’s historical but I would love to play Amy Winehouse,” she said.
“I personally think she is like an icon to R&B and blues and basically the whole culture of music. I just love her music and I really was impacted by her whole story – so I would love to play her,” Brown continued.
A biopic about Amy Winehouse is believed to be underway but details of the project remain sparse since her father Mitch announced it in 2018. “We now feel able to celebrate Amy’s extraordinary life and talent,” he said. “And we know through the Amy Winehouse Foundation that the true story of her illness can help so many others who might be experiencing similar issues,” he then stated.
“What we want is somebody to portray Amy in the way that she was… the funny, brilliant, charming and horrible person that she was. I wouldn’t mind betting it would be an unknown, young, English – London, Cockney – actress who looks a bit like Amy,” he added.
This isn’t the first time that Brown has discussed her love of Winehouse, a few years ago she uploaded a video of herself covering Winehouse’s adored Zutons cover ‘Valerie’ when she was just five-year-old. She also broke out into an impression of Winehouse’s ‘You Know I’m No Good‘ on Fallon last year.