Elle Fanning revealed during The Hollywood Reporter's latest "Actors Roundtable" that she was turned down for a family film role when she was just 16 because—as she was told—she was "unf**kable."
The actor—who was joined by Sheryl Lee Ralph, Jenna Ortega, Natasha Lyonne, Eyo Edebiri and Devery Jacobs—heard about it from a source other than her manager or agent who were very protective of her.
The now 25-year-old explained:
"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."
"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**kable.'”
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WARNING: NSFW language
People on social media—as well as Fanning's fellow actors at the roundtable—expressed their disgust that such a revolting comment was made... and about a 16-year-old at that.
Of course, many also wanted the guilty parties exposed.
Fanning noted she is able to laugh about the incident now.
"Yeah, it’s so disgusting."
"And I can laugh at it now, like, 'What a disgusting pig!'"
Thankfully those kinds of comments and growing up in the public eye didn't have a negative effect on her.
"I don’t feel like it damaged me, but it definitely made me very aware of myself."