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Actress Elle Fanning says she lost a role as a teen because she was deemed “unf–kable.”
“I’ve never told this story, but I was trying out for a movie. I didn’t get it. I don’t even think they ever made it, but it was a father-daughter road trip comedy,” the “Great” star, 25, shared during the Hollywood Reporter’s Comedy Actress Roundtable.
Fanning explained that she was “16 years old” at the time and recalled “a person” saying, “Oh, she didn’t get the father-daughter road trip comedy because she’s unf–kable.”
“It’s so disgusting. And I can laugh at it now, like, ‘What a disgusting pig!’” she noted, crediting her team with creating a “filtration system” that shielded her from as many “damaging comments” as possible at such an impressionable age.
“I was very protected,” she admitted. “I have an amazing manager and agent who’ve been with me since I was 8 or 9, same people.”
Though she was always “immensely confident” in herself, Fanning acknowledged that the dynamics surrounding her upbringing were far from common.
“You’re growing up in the public eye, and it’s weird,” she said. “I’ll look at paparazzi photos from when I was 12 and think, ‘Is that a good thing to see such a mirror of yourself at that age?’”
“I don’t feel like it damaged me,” she added, “but it definitely made me very aware of myself.”
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The younger sister of fellow actress Dakota Fanning, 29, feels she has really started to come into her own.
In the same interview, the starlet revealed that she and her longtime boyfriend, Max Minghella, had broken up.
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