Elle Fanning isn’t any stranger to dismissing inappropriate feedback about her look. As a seasoned actor — she’s been within the leisure enterprise since she was 2 years outdated — Fanning has sadly had firsthand expertise with the thinly veiled misogyny in Hollywood. Talking with The Hollywood Reporter throughout its annual Comedy Actress Emmy Roundtable, Fanning recalled dropping out on an performing position in a “father-daughter road trip comedy” movie when she was 16 after Hollywood execs deemed her “unf*ckable.”
“I can laugh at it now, like, ‘What a disgusting pig!'”
“I’ve never told this story, but I was trying out for a movie,” she started. “I didn’t get it. I don’t even think they ever made it, but it was a father-daughter road trip comedy. I didn’t hear from my agents because they wouldn’t tell me things like this — that filtration system is really important because there’s probably a lot more damaging comments that they filtered — but this one got to me. I was 16 years old, and a person said, ‘Oh, she didn’t get the father-daughter road trip comedy because she’s unf*ckable.'”
Fanning is not the one celeb to open up about being oversexualized in Hollywood. Stars like Millie Bobby Brown, Scarlett Johansson, and Sydney Sweeney are all too conversant in the disappointing actuality that comes with being a lady in present enterprise: they’ve needed to dodge inappropriate feedback, area insults, and endure being sexualized from the second they stroll into the room.
Although this tradition is pervasive, Fanning says she hasn’t allowed feedback like this variation the best way she values herself as an actor. “It’s so disgusting. And I can laugh at it now, like, ‘What a disgusting pig!'” she mentioned of the one who made the hurtful remark.
Fanning went on to reward her staff for serving to her navigate these insults at such a younger age. “I was very protected, I have an amazing manager and agent who’ve been with me since I was 8 or 9 — same people, which is [rare],” she mentioned. Although Fanning’s staff have been by her aspect for many years, being hypersexualized as a younger girl in Hollywood has had an influence on the best way she perceives herself. “I was always immensely confident, but of course you’re growing up in the public eye, and it’s weird,” she mentioned. “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, but it definitely made me very aware of myself.”