Elle Fanning describes herself as someone who is always smiling, laughing and is generally happy. It’s the way audiences have come to know her in the media and in her films. But she was surprised to learn how much she related to her character in her latest film, “Teen Spirit,” despite playing a girl who isn’t any of those things.
In “Teen Spirit,” the directorial debut of “The Handmaid’s Tale” star Max Minghella, Fanning plays a Polish, aspiring teen pop star who is tested once she enters into a singing competition. The film features original songs from a variety of indie musicians and pop stars, including Robyn, Grimes, Katy Perry and more.
But for Fanning, the part tested her as well in how she related to a character she considers unlikable.