Elle Fanning Says She Missed Out on a Role in a Big Franchise Because She “Didn’t Have Enough Instagram Followers”

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Elle Fanning is opening up about the pressure in Hollywood appear in big franchise films.

all bright spots star told Josh Horowitz on Thursday's episode happy sad confused podcast that she doesn't feel the need to do projects for brands like Marvel, DC Studios and star wars For success in industry.

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She said, “It does something to people, know, but you don't even know if they'll do things sometimes, which is scary, too.”

Fanning said that she had previously auditioned for a role in a larger franchise, which she did not name, but did not get the role because of her social media presence.

didn't get a one-time part for something big – and maybe it wasn't the only reason, but it was all the feedback I heard – because I didn't have enough Instagram followers at the time,” said plainville girl Actresswho currently have more six million instagram followers, “And so, it was a little bit like, well, I mean I don't firmly believe in never getting a part [because of that],

On navigating her career overall, Fanning, who played Aurora in Disney's 2014 live-action harmful and its sequel, said it's all about balance, specifically between working on studio and indie projects.

“If you want to do your indie work, especially in production, now I realize, well, there are scripts that I want to take a chance and produce and they're smaller, but then you know You have to know, maybe it's about the experience,” she explained. “But then … if you have the support of knowing you have that thing, it helps you breathe better.”

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