Millie Bobby Brown Shares How She Learned Her American Accent Watching Hannah Montana: ‘It’s So Good’

Millie Bobby Brown owes a lot to Hannah Montana!

During a performance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Friday, the Weird stuff star reiterated that she perfected her American accent by watching Miley Cyrus’ hit Disney Channel show.

When Fallon asked if the rumor was true, the 18-year-old actress confirmed, “Yeah, absolutely!”

“I looked Bugsy Malone and Godfather when I was eight and my parents said, you know, they watched all these movies with me and I was like, ‘Yeah, but Hannah Montana is like an Oscar nomination, like it’s that good,” Brown explained.

Hannah Montana is the best,” she continued, “the movie, everything. Everything about it is great.”

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In 2020, Brown was a guest in Cyrus’ Instagram series clear of mindwhere she told Cyrus herself about the impact the Disney Channel show had on her life.

“The only way I got my American accent was by watching” Hannah Montana‘ she told Cyrus, 29, who played the titular teen pop star on the show.

“I’m surprised you don’t have a rural accent!” Tennessee-born Cyrus replied with a laugh.

Millie Bobby Brown, Hannah Montana

Millie Bobby Brown, Hannah Montana

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“I was obsessed with [Hannah Montana]said Brown. “I was actually just flipping through my roll of film and I saw a video of me wearing a cowboy hat and I learned [‘Hoedown Throwdown’]† Full-on knew every dance move.”

“I wanted your job,” she told Cyrus. “I didn’t know how to get your job, but I thought, ‘I want to be like Hannah Montana. I don’t know how to do it.’ †

“And then I realized it was a real job,” Brown noted. “And I thought, ‘Oh, I want to do that, that sounds fun!’ I didn’t even know you could get money for it, I thought, ‘I’ll do it for free!’ †

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Also on Friday, Fallon asked if there were any other impressions she had learned from watching TV.

“Yeah, I like seeing characters and then I just do the accent,” Brown said. “As long as I’ve looked at it long enough, I can get a bit of a T on it.”

Millie Bobby Brown

Millie Bobby Brown

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She then told Fallon that she was recently watching Netflix invent Annaa show starring Julia Garner as Anna Delvey, a fake Russian heiress who cheated on New York’s elite.

“I was in the hotel lobby the other day and they said, ‘Miss Brown, we need to use your card again,’ and I was like [in Anna Delvey’s accent] ‘Do it again! It must be your system! Why do you look poor?'” said Brown.

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As the crowd laughed and cheered, Fallon asked if she could do more. “Winona Ryder from season 1,” she replied, “Noah [Schnapp] And this one I like to do.”

After saying a line as Will, Schnapp’s character, Brown embodied Ryder and said, “Come on, honey, I’m here. I’ve come to find you, honey.”

The first half of Weird stuffSeason 4 premieres May 27 on Netflix.

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