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Elle Fanning Says 'It Sucks' That Transgender Phobia Is Still A Problem

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

Speaking with Out magazine, the 17-year-old actress shared her own experience with dealing with the topic of being transgender.

“In my school, I would say we’re very accepting,” Elle shared, “but you hear about all these hate crimes, and you realize it is still really bad.”

She added, “It just sucks that it’s still a problem. The thing is that so many people are afraid to ask the questions. If you have a question, go find the answer. And try to be a compassionate, caring person. Why should anyone care if someone is just trying to be themselves?”

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Elle Fanning Was 'Really Moved' By 'About Ray' Role

Elle Fanning wears a long denim dress while arriving to lunch on Saturday afternoon (August 22) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 17-year-old actress was spotted out earlier in the day, sharing a laugh with a friend after an early workout in Studio City.

Elle 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 & Sister Elle Get Separate Pampering Sessions Around Los Angeles

Dakota Fanning holds on to a cool drink while leaving the Ramirez Tran Salon after a hair appointment on Thursday afternoon (August 20) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 21-year-old Very Good Girls actress got a sleek blowout while her younger sister Elle, was spotted out with their grandmother for a little pampering session.

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

FYI: Dakota is wearing Mother denim.

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Elle Fanning Had A 'Big Mountain To Climb' For 'About Ray', Director Says

Elle Fanning walks side by side boyfriend Zalman Band while heading to the movies in Hollywood on Tuesday night (August 18).

Earlier in the day, the 17-year-old actress’ older sister Dakota was seen running a few errands around town.

“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 Dines With Gal Pals While Sister Elle Hits Up Ballet Class in Los Angeles

Dakota Fanning beats the heat in a cute floral dress as she heads out from dinner with friends on Monday night (August 17) in Los Angeles.

That same day, the 21-year-old actress did some retail therapy in Beverly Hills as her younger sister Elle, 17, stopped by a ballet class and a book store in Studio City.

Earlier in the week, Elle was spotted indulging in some frozen yogurt at Pinkberry with her grandma and hitting up Subway for lunch.

FYI: Dakota is wearing Cocobelle Corsica Sandals.

45+ pictures inside of Dakota and Elle Fanning out and about this week in Los Angeles… More Here! »

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Dakota Fanning Acting Skills Get Complimented by Kirsten Dunst

Dakota Fanning shows off a little shoulder while picking up some take out on Thursday afternoon (August 13) in Los Angeles.

The next day, the 21-year-old actress was seen running some errands around town after dropping off her younger sister, Elle, for a workout.

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“I know some young actresses who are better at it,” Kirsten Dunst recently shared with Town & Country magazine about growing up a child actress.

She added, “Dakota Fanning reminds me a lot of myself, but she’s wiser than I was at her age.”

Elle is also pictured heading to a workout earlier in the month.

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Watch Elle Fanning Make Her Transition In New 'About Ray' Trailer

Elle Fanning juggles a few shopping bags in her hands on Thursday afternoon (August 6) in Los Angeles.

The first trailer for the 17-year-old actress’s upcoming film, About Ray was just unveiled!

The flick centers on three generations of a family living under one roof in New York as they must deal with the life-changing transformation by one that ultimately affects them all — Ray is a teenager who has come to the realization that she isn’t meant to be a girl and has decided to transition from female to male.

His single mother, Maggie (Naomi Watts), must track down Ray’s biological father (Tate Donovan) to get his legal consent to allow Ray’s transition.

Dolly (Susan Sarandon), Ray’s lesbian grandmother is having a hard time accepting that she now has a grandson. They must each confront their own identities and learn to embrace change and their strength as a family in order to ultimately find acceptance and understanding.

About Ray opens on September 18th.


“About Ray” Official Trailer
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