Elle Fanning is opening up about being sexualized by Hollywood.
Child star revealed during a Hollywood reporter roundtable interview who lost a comedy role at age 16 to being called “infuckable.”
“I’ve never told this story, but I was rehearsing for a film. I did not get it. I don’t even think they ever made it, but it was a father-daughter road comedy,” Fanning said. “I didn’t hear from my agents why they didn’t tell me stuff like that – that filtering system is really important because there are probably a lot more malicious comments that they filtered – but this one stuck with me. I was 16 and one person said, ‘Oh, he didn’t get the father-daughter trip comedy because it’s irrefutable.’”
The “The Great” actress added, “It’s so disgusting. And now I can laugh about it, like, ‘What a disgusting pig!'”
Fanning continued, “I’ve always been immensely confident, but you’re obviously growing in the public eye, and it’s weird. I look at paparazzi photos from when I was 12 and think, ‘Is it good to see a mirror of yourself at that age?’ I don’t feel like he’s harmed me, but he sure has made me very self-aware.
Of “The Great,” Fanning said, “I’m thankful for the show, because I don’t feel like I’m fighting the child actor thing anymore.”
The “Super 8” alum recently shared that she too isn’t being considered for a major franchise role compared to her social media status. During “Happy Sad Confusedpodcast, Fanning said, “I’m not going to say what it was,” Fanning said, “but I didn’t get a part once for something big because — and it may not have been just that reason, but that was all the feedback which I felt was because I didn’t have enough Instagram followers at the time.
Elle Fanning recently joined Timothée Chalamet in Searchlight Pictures’ Bob Dylan biopic “A Complete Unknown,” in which she will play the love interest of early 1960s folk icon Sylvie Russo. In addition to ‘The Great’, she was recently seen in Hulu’s ‘The Girl from Plainville’.