Millie Bobby Brown Felt Like a “Female Version of Tom Cruise” Doing Her Own Stunts in ‘Damsel’

Millie Bobby Brown, action icon? The actress revealed this week she performed all her own stunts in Netflix’s new film, Damsel.

“I feel like the female version of Tom Cruise,” Brown declared during a recent appearance on The Drew Barrymore Show. “I did all my own stunts from start to finish.”

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Notorious for performing his own death-defying stunts, Cruise famously once said of his action work, “No one asked Gene Kelly, ‘Why do you dance?’”

This week, Brown went on to clarify that her action work still came with plenty of nerves. “I’m really scared about doing my own stunts. Stunts are scary,” she said. “You’re just like, ‘I’m not physically trained to do this.'”

Despite the fear, the Stranger Things actress kept her eyes on the prize: “You’re just like, ‘Are we really gonna, like, am I really gonna do that stunt?’” she said. “And then that day they’re like, ‘Yep, put the harness on.'”

Damsel is a fantasy-action film that tells the story of Brown’s Princess Elodie, who sets out to free herself and get revenge after finding out that the family of the prince she married intends to sacrifice her to a dragon in order to repay an ancient debt. The film also stars Angela Bassett and Robin Wright, the latter of whom recently called Brown “a little powerhouse.”

On Drew Barrymore this week, Brown also took a moment to praise her co-stars, saying Bassett is “an amazing person” with “great presence. But she also, you know, to observe her and watch her work, you’re just like, ‘Wow, you’ve always been good.'”

Damsel releases on Netflix March 8.

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