Elle Fanning Says for Vanity Fair that she Loves Playing Catherine in The Great

Elle Fanning graces the front page of the magazine Vanity Fair October 2020, issue. She already has an impressive career with hits such as Mary Shelley, The Beguiled, and Maleficent. Now Dakota’s younger sister has landed on the October cover of Vanity Fair to discuss her Hulu series “The Great,” in which she plays Catherine. In The Great, Elle plays a royal woman living in rural Russia during the 18th century. She becomes forced to choose between her happiness and the prospect of Russia when she marries an Emperor. Actor Nicholas Hoult plays Catherine’s husband, Peter III. Nicholas Hoult is best known for his roles in X-Men and Mad Max: Fury Road.

During her interview, Elle Fanning revealed that she is a big fan of Gwyneth Paltrow, likes to watch 90 Day Fiance, and can copy Addison Rae’s Tik Tok dances reasonably well. The blonde beauty, during her long interview, talked about how liberating it is to perform Catherine. “The real Catherine the Great was very free sexually, and people put her down for that,” she said. Elle Fanning confessed that: “Sex is a huge part of this show, and I was thrilled to explore that side of the work.” The actress also stated: She is not “apologizing” for her success. “Yes, I’m young, but I have been in the movie business for a long time, and my opinion matters.”


The Great is a drama about the rise of Catherine the Great from a stranger to the longest-reigning female leader in Russia’s history. The series stars: Elle Fanning as Catherine, Nicholas Hoult, Phoebe Fox, Adam Godley, Gwilym Lee, Douglas Hodge, Charity Wakefield, Sacha Dhawan, Sebastian de Souza, Bayo Gbadamosi, and Belinda Bromilow.

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