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Elle Fanning Is On The Shortlist For 'Ready Player One'

Elle Fanning Is On The Shortlist For 'Ready Player One'

Elle Fanning touches down at LAX airport in Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon (September 2).

The 17-year-old actress made a quick trip to New York City for her appearance on The Tonight Show where she chatted up her new movie, About Ray.

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In case you missed the news, Elle is one of three names on the short list for in Steven Spielberg‘s adaptation of Ernie Cline‘s Ready Player One.

If cast, she’ll play the role of Art3mis, the avatar of Samantha Cook within the Oasis, which is the virtual reality universe at the center of the sci-fi story.

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Elle Fanning Will Be Wearing Yellow To Her Prom

Elle Fanning Will Be Wearing Yellow To Her Prom

Elle Fanning graces the cover of InStyle‘s Your Look mag.

The 17-year-old About Ray actress opened up about her new movie, prom fashion and ditching stilettos for life. Check it:

On her new movie, About Ray, about a transgender teen: “I know a lot of transgender teens from school… Some people transitioned over the summer, and when they came back, they told us what pronouns to use. My friends and I are very open about it and very accepting, but obviously it’s not always the case in other states or other schools. That’s why this movie is so important. When I took the role, I knew it would be the most challenging part I’ve ever done. But I also realized it could help raise visibility for these kids, so I was really honored to be asked.”

On what she’ll wear to the prom: I want to be in yellow. Pale butter, since everyone else will wear black.”

On disliking stilettos: “I’ll do it if it’s a pointed toe – a vintage pump. But what I can’t do is a peep-toe platform silhouette.”

FYI: Elle is wearing an Emilia Wickstead dress.

InStyle’s Your Look hits newsstands on Friday, September 11th. Bigger cover inside… More Here! »

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Elle Fanning Meets Up With Sister Dakota Before 'Tonight Show' Appearance

Elle Fanning Meets Up With Sister Dakota Before 'Tonight Show' Appearance

Elle Fanning chats with Jimmy Fallon during her appearance on The Tonight Show in New York City on Tuesday night (September 1).

The 17-year-old actress talked about her new movie, About Ray, before demonstrating the best senior portrait poses.

Earlier in the day, Elle met up with her older sister Dakota and her boyfriend Jamie Strachan

TheWrap is reporting that Elle is on the shortlist for the female lead alongside Olivia Cooke and Lola Kirke in Steven Spielberg‘s adaptation of Ernie Cline‘s Ready Player One.

If cast, she’ll play the role of Art3mis, the avatar of Samantha Cook within the Oasis, which is the virtual reality universe at the center of the sci-fi story.


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Elle Fanning Watched YouTube Testimonials To Prepare For 'About Ray' Role

Elle Fanning Watched YouTube Testimonials To Prepare For 'About Ray' Role

Elle Fanning heads to the hair salon for an appointment on Tuesday afternoon (August 25) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Speaking with Out magazine, the 17-year-old opened up about how she prepared to take on the role of a transgender teen in About Ray — she watched YouTube!

“Some kids were telling me such personal things,” she shared. “It was really moving. I was a stranger, and they were opening up to me, and way more confident than I would be.”

Elle added, “On YouTube, I watched how they lit up — they were so happy about becoming who they are, so happy that they don’t have to hide anymore.”

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Elle Fanning Was 'Very Nervous' For 'About Ray' Role

Elle Fanning Was 'Very Nervous' For 'About Ray' Role

Elle Fanning trades in her gym shorts for a cool denim dress while out on Saturday afternoon (August 22) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 17-year-old actress recently chatted with Out mag about taking on a transgender role in About Ray.

“It did make me very nervous when I was asked to do this film,” she shared. “It was a big responsibility. I was really moved by Ray’s story.”

Elle added, “I have a lot of transgender friends, so it was interesting for me to read this script and try to really understand the struggle of my friends and how they think and handle these issues. They are really incredible people.”

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Dakota Fanning Gets Her Hair Done & Elle Lunches With Grandma In Los Angeles

Dakota Fanning Gets Her Hair Done & Elle Lunches With Grandma In Los Angeles

Dakota Fanning heads out of Ramirez Tran Salon after a hair appointment on Thursday afternoon (August 20) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 21-year-old actress looked like she was just in a hair commercial by looking at her amazing blowout.

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Meanwhile, Dakota’s younger sister, Elle, was spotted out with their grandmother for a little girl time.

Just the day before, Elle was also seen out with her mom Joy for a bite to eat at Cafe Med.

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'About Ray' Director Reveals Why She Cast Elle Fanning In Transitioning Role

'About Ray' Director Reveals Why She Cast Elle Fanning In Transitioning Role

Elle Fanning heads out to the movies with boyfriend Zalman Band in Hollywood on Tuesday night (August 18).

While the cute couple headed to catch a flick on the big screen, the 17-year-old’s sister Dakota was seen out earlier in the day running a few errands.

“I could not have chosen a more blonde, more feminine actress who had a big a mountain to climb,” director Gaby Dellal told Refinery29 about casting Elle in About Ray. “And that’s what I’m interested in.”

She added about the role, “The part is a girl and she is a girl who is presenting in a very ineffectual way as a boy. She’s not pretending to have a deeper voice. She’s just a girl who is being herself and is chasing the opportunity to start hormone treatment. So to actually use a trans boy was not an option because this isn’t what my story is about.”

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Dakota Fanning Enjoys a Girls' Night Out With Friends in L.A.

Dakota Fanning Enjoys a Girls' Night Out With Friends in L.A.

Dakota Fanning is all smiles while leaving dinner with some gal pals in the Fairfax District on Monday night (August 17) in Los Angeles.

Earlier in the day, the 21-year-old actress was spotted doing some shopping in Beverly Hills while her younger sister Elle, 17, hit up a ballet class and a book store in Studio City.

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The last few days, Elle has also been seen grabbing some treats with her grandmother at Pinkberry and stopping by Subway for lunch.

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