Elle Fanning has revealed the grim response she once received after being turned down a major franchise movie.
Fanning – sister of child star Dakota Fanning – is best known for her roles in several Noughties classics, including For Winn-Dixie And Father’s DaySubsequent visits like super 8 And We bought a zoo and many recent TV shows, Wonderful thing And The girl from Plainville.
Speaking on the latest episode of Josh Horowitz Mixed joys and sorrows podcast, the 25-year-old was asked if she feels pressured by today’s young actors to be “entrenched” in franchises to stay “fit”.
While she admits that she personally “doesn’t feel the same way [pressure]”, she admits it “obviously does something for people”. “But sometimes you don’t even know if it’s going to work, which is scary.”
Fanning went on to recall a time when things went badly for her with a major movie franchise.
“I didn’t join once for something big because – maybe not just for this reason, but this is the response I heard – was because I didn’t have enough followers on Instagram at the time. that point,” she said.
“That’s something I don’t believe in at all, because I didn’t participate.”
She did not name the project, but currently, she has 6.2 million followers on Instagram.
The cruel the star has been acting since she was two years old and has worked with many Hollywood legends – Cate Blanchett, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Chloë Sevigny – and several famous directors – Sofia Coppola, David Fincher and Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu.
The third installment of Fanning’s latest comedy series, Wonderful thingpremieres on Friday (May 12) on Hulu in the US and on July 14 on Apple TV Plus in the UK.