Halsey responds to backlash over her biopic featuring Millie Bobby Brown
Halsey has hit back at critics who have questioned why the singer should have a movie made about their life. "I didn't show up somewhere and ask someone to make a movie about me," Halsey posted to social media.
Negative feedback to a potential Halsey biopic swirled around Twitter this week after the singer – who uses she/they pronouns – told Jimmy Fallon that a feature film about their life was in the works.
The TV host proposed that Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown would make a great on-screen Halsey.When Brown found out, she posted to her Instagram Stories that she would be "sooooo down" to take on the role.And that's where the drama began.
People took to Twitter to question why there'd even be a Halsey biopic in the first place.
"What's so interesting about her life that she deserves a biopic?" one Twitter user asked.
"I thought those were only for legends like Aretha, Elvis and Ray Charles."
Another user wrote, "Who is asking for a Halsey biopic," which garnered replies such as "literally no one".Halsey decided to respond to the backlash herself, posting to Twitter: "I didn't show up somewhere and ask someone to make a movie about me.
A studio bought the rights to make it ONE DAY & I said 'ok! cool.' Best thing that ever happened to me because the guy hired to write it became my baby daddy!"
This shows just how long a potential movie has been in the works. Back in 2017, Halsey met director and writer Alev Aydin –– today, he's their partner and the father of their son, Ender.
Alev followed Halsey on tour and interviewed her throughout the years. During that time together, Halsey said "after being friends for a long time, we fell in love."
The movie is now put on hold, because – as Halsey put it – Aydin went from being the director to being a "main character".In the same Jimmy Fallon interview that kicked off this whole mess, Halsey agreed that Brown would be perfect to play her on the big screen.
"It's kind of uncanny how much we look alike," they said. "It's like, 'Oh no, we actually look just like sisters.'"
Brown has recently opened up about the struggles of being over-sexualised by the media, now that she's turned 18.
"It can be really overwhelming," Brown continued. "I have definitely been dealing with that more within the last two weeks of turning 18. [I'm] definitely seeing a difference between the way people act and the way the press and social media react to me coming of age."
"I think social media is the worst place of all time," Brown continued. "I'm not posting anything personal anymore. You're not gonna see that part of me. You get to see the things I choose to put out in the world."