Elle Fanning talked about sister Dakota Fanning’s ‘Friends’ appearance, and why she did not watch the episode. Elle had herself auditioned for the show.
In 2004, Dakota Fanning appeared on a Friends episode, and while fans of the show all around the world loved her performance, sister Elle revealed that she did not watch it while talking to Net-A-Porter’s weekly digital magazine PorterEdit.
She said, “I had an [audition] to be on Friends once. I might be remembering this wrong but I think I was gonna be one of Phoebe’s triplets. I auditioned for it but I didn’t get it and I was like, ‘I’m boycotting the show, I’m never watching this again.’ Then my sister was on it and I refused to watch the episode. I was like, ‘I am not watching this!'”
Fanning said that despite her beef with the TV show, there is no animosity between her and her sister and that the two have supported each other since early days. She said, “My sister and I would play these elaborate scenes around the house. Like birthing scenes… I would be the baby, coming out… Crazy stuff like that. We were doing it for ourselves; we weren’t, like, ‘Oh, Mom and Dad, sit down and we’re gonna perform for you.’ That was how we played.”
Elle is starring in the upcoming Maleficent 2 featuring Angelina Jolie, and said, “I hope it’s what the fans are looking for. The mother-daughter relationship that Maleficent and Aurora have, that’s really…played on.”
She added, “I want Aurora to be a character that [girls] can look up to, who’s strong and all that. But Angelina and I were talking about this: Maleficent, of course, has the dark side, and Aurora is the one who loves pink and is the light and she’s not afraid to be feminine. I think it’s beautiful that I get to represent [someone] who is strong in her beliefs, but is also unwavering in staying true to herself…There’s nothing wrong with loving your feminine side. I think as women we should really love that part of us.”
Maleficent 2 releases on October 17 of this year.