Sep, 25 Posted by Admin

Free NewsElle noted that she is not going to “apologize” for her successful career and is not shy about getting naked.

Elle Fanning, 22, spoke with Vanity Fair about her role in Hulu’s new series, The Great. The series tells about the early years of the Russian Empress Catherine the Great, played by the young actress.

In an interview, Elle noted that playing the role of Catherine helps her to become even more liberated.

“In reality, Catherine the Great was very sexually liberated and free, and people belittled her for this. Sex is an important part of the series, and it was very interesting for me to explore this side of the role for myself”, shared Dakota’s younger sister. Elle noted that she likes to be nude:

“Personally, I like being naked. I often go naked. This is part of my life!”

Also in an interview, the actress noted that she is a fan of Gwyneth Paltrow, loves the TLC reality show “Bride Visa. Groom Visa ”(90 Day Fiancé) and learns TikTok’s Addison Ray dance. Elle now lives with her sister Dakota at their grandmother’s house in San Fernando, Los Angeles.

The actress admitted that career success at such a young age does not bother her:

“I’m not going to make excuses. Yes, I am young, but I have been in this business for a long time, and my opinion matters.”



Sep, 17 Posted by Admin

Deadline – Elle Fanning has teamed up with Jessica Wapner, former science editor of Newsweek, for a documentary podcast series looking at the controversial diet pill and bodybuilding aid DNP.

The pair is working on One Click for Cadence13, the Entercom-backed podcast company. It is based on Wapner’s story for The Daily Beast – The Deadly Internet Diet Drug That Cooks People Alive that was published by in January 2020 and was commissioned by Vespucci Group, the film, TV, podcast & multimedia incubator that produces fact-based stories.

The Great star and exec producer Fanning will narrate the series, based on Wapner’s writing.

DNP is a chemical that was originally used in WWI-era artillery shells that has more recently been sold on the Internet as a diet pill and bodybuilding aid—with fatal results. Fanning and Wapner explore the issues of body image and mental health, and unravel these chain of events.

One Click is designed as a franchise with the story of DNP set as season one. The franchise will explore how a single click on the internet can change a life forever.

The first season of One Click will launch in early 2021.

One Click will be executive produced by Chris Corcoran, Chief Content Officer, Cadence13. It will be directed and produced by Cadence13 and Vespucci Group. Fanning, Wapner, and Brittany Kahan Ward will also produce.

“I am thrilled to be partnering with Cadence 13, Jessica Wapner and Vespucci Group on a podcast that I hope will start an important conversation amongst my peers,” said Fanning. “Our lives are consumed by social media and the internet, and we need to be conscious of the negativity it can breed and the ways in which it is being misused that are so harmful. I even find myself comparing my thighs to other people’s thighs on Instagram. Through Jessica’s investigation into DNP, a drug I had never heard of before, we hope to uncover and expose those preying on the vulnerable. This isn’t a chemistry story—it’s the story of 21-year-olds who burned alive from the inside trying to reach an intangible goal of what society’s beauty standards are today.”

Wapner added, “Moving this story from print to podcast will make for a far-reaching and in-depth examination of the many dire issues surrounding body image. Elle’s intelligence, openness and experience make her an ideal co-host. Vespucci Group’s collaborative spirit, dedication to journalism and storytelling skills make them the ideal producers, along with Cadence13.”

“We’re proud to be aligning with Elle and Jessica, two enormous talents who are clearly passionate about exploring the dangers of body image pressures and the risks people are willing to take, through the lens of this dark and terrifying story,” said Chris Corcoran, Chief Content Officer, Cadence13.

Fanning is represented by Echo Lake Entertainment, United Talent Agency, and Hansen Jacobson. Vespucci Group is represented by WME.



Sep, 15 Posted by Admin

The Cut – There is no cure for eczema, but there are ways to live with it: Just take a cue from Elle Fanning. The actress, one of 32 million Americans who suffer from the chronic skin condition, recently posted a filter- and makeup-free picture of her skin on Instagram, visible pores and all.

 

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Eczema but make it eye shadow 😜

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Captioning it “Eczema but make it eye shadow,” she joked about the recent itchy outbreak on her eyelids. Since the patches are unusually symmetrical, they resemble a perfectly-blended-out eye look. It even sort of looks like the red eye-shadow trend we saw in 2018.



Jul, 28 Posted by Admin

Elle Fanning is one of the nomination predictions for the 2020 Emmy Awards by Marcus James Dixon on Gold Derby, Elle is 1 out of 7 predictions that they have made.

Confession time: for the most part I agree with the combined Emmy predictions of Gold Derby’s Experts, Editors and Users. No-brainer nominations for folks like Catherine O’Hara & Eugene Levy (“Schitt’s Creek”), Olivia Colman (“The Crown”) and Brian Cox (“Succession”)? Check, check and check. However, on a handful of occasions I’m going rogue and ignoring the herd mentality of your average awards pundit.

Elle Fanning (“The Great”) — Best Comedy Actress
As Catherine the Great, the Empress of Russia, Fanning gives a genre-bending performance that straddles the line between comedy and drama. Emmy-Voters are suckers for these types of characters — just look at recent category winners Phoebe Waller-Bridge (“Fleabag”) and Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”). In Hulu’s “occasional” true story, Fanning gets to show off her range in the many scenes in which her character acts defiantly and breaks the rules, particularly when it comes to overthrowing her husband, Emperor Peter (the equally deserving Nicholas Hoult).

Also see my complete Emmy picks here.

The other 6 predictions are Larry David (“Saturday Night Live”) for Best Comedy Guest Actor, Josh O’Connor (“The Crown”) for Best Drama Supporting Actor, Julie Dretzin (“The Handmaid’s Tale”) for Best Drama Guest Actress, Dean Norris (“Better Call Saul”) for Best Drama Guest Actor, Kerry Washington (“Little Fires Everywhere”) for Best Movie/Limited Actress, and Patti LuPone (“Hollywood”) for Best Movie/Limited Supporting Actress.

Will they earn Emmy nominations today Tuesday, July 28, 2020, despite their lowly racetrack odds?.

Click (here) for the full predictions.

The Prime-time Emmy Awards will be Sept. 20th on ABC.



Jul, 4 Posted by Admin

Indie Wire – The delicious words of writer and series creator Tony McNamara are what drew Elle Fanning to star as the titular Empress of Russia, Catherine, in Hulu’s series “The Great.” In this wild comedy, Fanning turns Catherine into a modern feminist icon up against the foul-mouthed royal boys’ club led by Peter III (Nicholas Hoult), a misogynistic dolt who she’s been forced to marry to escape a dreary life in Prussia.

Fanning said that coming into the role, she didn’t know much about the Empress of Russia, except of course for that rumor that Catherine died while trying to have sex with a horse. “Sadly, that is all I knew,” she said. “Tony’s script isn’t the blueprint for everything that happened and is not a historical documentary. But he’s done a lot of research on Catherine and taken out the bits that would service him.”

If you’re looking for a biography of Catherine the Great, who ruled in the 18th century during the Enlightenment Period, look elsewhere. This series uses her story as the foundation for a revisionist tale of Russian political history, as Fanning’s Empress quietly begins to mount a coup from the inside out, accompanied by her dry-humored handmaid Marial (Phoebe Fox), the obsequious Count Orlo (Sacha Dhawan), and her lover on the side Leo (Sebastian de Souza).

“We wanted to make sure that we were creating our version of Catherine, and the essence of that person, but with all the things that she did do,” Fanning said. “It’s true, she’s the longest woman ruler of Russia. She brought female education, art, and science to Russia, vacillation [from] the smallpox.”

Read More For fans of “The Favourite,” Yorgos Lanthimos’ Oscar-winning black comedy about the folie a trois between Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) and two women in her circle (Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone), “The Great” is a brazen treat, giddily stomping all over the patina of world history with muddy boots. Fanning said that the series’ flippant tone, which has more F-bombs and C-words than an Armando Iannucci script thanks to “The Favourite” co-screenwriter Tony McNamara at the helm, “is important to bringing it to modern audiences, and showing her as a feminist icon. I really came to know her as one of the first feminist icons. And I don’t know what’s more modern than that story.”

The Great” marks Fanning’s first bona fide foray into leading a comedy, though she did have a supporting role as a daffy journalism ingénue in Woody Allen’s canceled 2019 film “A Rainy Day in New York.” As Catherine the Great, she oscillates between steely reserve, fierce determination, wide-eyed naivety, and gleeful rebellion, which she captures masterfully in her line readings, and through a willingness to debase herself with slapstick setups.

“People perceive me probably as a dramatic actor, whatever that means,” Fanning said, which made “The Great” a unique challenge. “You have to have the comedic timing. The rhythm of [McNamara’s] words is very specific, which was something that obviously Nick Holt was more used to because he was in ‘The Favourite,’” she said. “There’s an element of not being embarrassed. I had to let my walls down to kind of go for it, and be spontaneous and be a bit crazy. You can always come back from that and try to be truthful and let the words speak for themselves. I think the moment you try to make anyone laughs, it’s like crickets.”

Thanks to that big Hulu money, “The Great” features rich, period-specific costumes designed by Emma Fryer and Holly Waddington, and production design by Francesca Di Mottola and Kave Quinn, which were built from top to toe in an East London studio “next to a McDonald’s,” Fanning said. That also meant that Fanning and her female co-stars were very much sucked into real corsets. “It was very constricting, but also helps you know the time, of how we all must have been feeling in that period.”

With films like “The Favourite” and shows like Apple TV+’s “Dickinson,” there’s a surge of interest in revisionist period stories that Fanning said are “going to be around for a long time. People are realizing you can tell these historical stories in a way that will be relatable, and not feel like homework. Sometimes, I feel like watching very accurate, somber, a bit boring and dull at times [period movies], sometimes it’s a bit like, ‘Oh, there’s someone tying a shoelace very dramatically.’ It’s good to spice it up.”

A second season was just green-lit by Hulu this week, and Fanning, who also produces, said that she and McNamara have plenty of ideas and that the story they’ve established in Season 1 still has a lot of mileage, thanks to the bawdy, irreverent approach to the storytelling. “The lives of these historical figures, they must have had so much fun,” she said. “If you look at Catherine the Great’s furniture online, it’s very explicit, but very naughty and hilarious. They had to have a sense of humor. Just because they’re from back in the day doesn’t mean that they didn’t have wild parties, and a lot of fun. They probably had more fun than we do.”

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