Elle Fanning Had to Chew Gum Before Kissing Colin Farrell in The Beguiled 

X
Shop This Post

Elle Fanning may be an acting pro, but that doesn't mean she doesn't get nervous to film a scene every once and a while. Her newest movie The Beguiled comes out this week, and in it, Fanning had to push herself like never before.

She plays Alicia, a sheltered boarding school girl who is charmed by a wounded Union soldier named John (played by Colin Farrell), and the film required Fanning and Farrell to act out a kissing scene.

Fanning told E! News that she chewed gum before her kissing scenes, while Farrell tried his best to put her at ease.

Ultimately, Fanning said she was "happy to be shooting the film in the company of close pals."

In addition to giving a behind the scenes scoop about kissing Farrell, Fanning also talked about her love—of Beyoncé. The actress was asked to choose between the new mother of twins and Taylor Swift, and she seems to be firmly in Beyoncé's camp.

VIDEO: Sofia Coppola on How 'The Beguiled' Reminded Her of Making 'Virgin Suicides'

Even though The Beguiled doesn't come out until June 23, we think it's safe to say that Fanning's work with Farrell has paid off. Director Sofia Coppola became the second-ever woman to win Best Director at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival for the project, and the film received a standing ovation at Cannes.

RELATED: Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning Reveal What Makes Director Sofia Coppola So Unusual

We wonder if Beyonce will come out to see it.

SHOW TRANSCRIPT

[BLANK_AUDIO] [LAUGH] We're here with Naomi Watts and Elle Fanning, the stars of About Ray, a movie here at the Toronto International Film Festival that's already getting a lot of incredible buzz. Important topic and a great family drama. Can you talk a little bit about what drew you to this film, particularly you, Elle? You play a transgender teen. I knew that it would, I mean, definitely knew that it would be a huge challenge to do. I definitely have never done anything like that before. I had a lot of transgender friends that go to my school and who've made the transition like over the summer. They changed their names and use different pronouns. I was definitely used to that and then reading this story. And how current it seems and it's not just about a transgendered teen. It's also about a family and how everyone's dealing with it. I just love Ray and I love his story. And I really wanted to tell it because he deserves it. Right. As Ray's mother, you go through a journey. You play a single mother who sort of Seeks a path of understanding. Trying to figure out how to knit this family together as your child goes through this process. Did you talk to parents of trans teens and sort of approach it that way? Absolutely. Yes they had sought out some mothers of transgendered kids and And they spoke also very openly and that was really important to me. And some of the lines in the film are actually taken from their stories. Because when you hear something that says so much and it just connects with truth, it's so valuable. 'Cuz you wanna Represent the story with the most responsibility and truth you can.
 
Back to Top