Seven-year-old Millie Bobby Brown wasn’t yet a household name, but the future Stranger Things star was prepping for her time in the spotlight with the help of Adele‘s “Someone Like You.”
The actress posted an old home video of herself belting the ballad on Tuesday (Dec. 31) in celebration of the new year. With her hands on a hot pink microphone and a clip of Adele performing on the TV behind her, a young Millie gave her own very serious take on the emotional song.
“at the beginning of this decade I was 6 years old. going to school. making my class listen to me sing 24/7. probably not even thinking about where I’d be at the end of the decade. this video was taken in 2011 when I was 7 and utterly obsessed with @adele and still utterly obsessed. no change,” she wrote on Instagram.
“this decade has been life changing, like seriously,” she continued, recapping the takeoff of her career. “I found my passion in 2013 when I knew I loved being on camera. in 2014 -2015 I was begging casting agents to believe in me. in late 2015 Carmen Cuba, the duffer bros, shawn levy, and dan cohen but most of all @netflix believed in me. From there I’ve been all over the world meeting all of you. Met the most genuine people. grown up and learned many things.”
Looking ahead, she said, “I’m turning 16 soon and I can confidently say I’m living my dreams out. this is what I want for every young person right now. thank you to everyone for all of your support. love you forever.”
Watch the sweet clip of her singing along to the Adele hit below.