Elle Fanning is opening up about the pressure in Hollywood to join big franchise movies.
THE All the bright places the star told Josh Horowitz on Thursday’s episode of Happy Sad Confused podcast that she doesn’t feel the need to do projects for brands like Marvel, DC Studios and star wars to succeed in the industry.
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She said, “It does something for people, you know, but you also don’t know if they’re going to work sometimes, which is also scary.”
Fanning said she previously auditioned for a role in a bigger franchise, which she didn’t name, but didn’t get the role due to her social media presence.
“I haven’t had a role once for something big – and maybe it wasn’t just for that reason, but that’s all the comments I’ve heard – because I don’t didn’t have enough Instagram followers at the time,” said the Girl from Plainville actress, who currently has more than six million followers on Instagram. “And so, it was kind of like, OK, I mean I definitely don’t believe in never having a role. [because of that].”
As for navigating her career, Fanning, who played Aurora in Disney’s 2014 live-action Maleficent and its sequel, said it was all about balance, especially between working on studio and independent projects.
“If you want to do your freelance work, especially in production, now I realize, well, there are scripts that I want to take a chance on and produce and they’re small, but then you know you have to knowing, maybe it’s about the experience,” she explained. “But then…if you have the support of knowing you have this thing, it makes you breathe easier.”
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