When it comes to young and talented stars following in the footsteps of their siblings, there are not many in the entertainment industry who have done it quite as well at it as actress Elle Fanning, who has followed her sister Dakota Fanning into the acting industry. Now, Elle follows Dakota once again, by voicing an english character in an animated movie.
While Dakota Fanning lent her English talents to the character Coraline in the movie Coraline, Elle Fanning lends her voice to the character Winnie Portley-Rind in the upcoming movie The Boxtrolls. Now, Elle has spoken about having to use an English accent in the film and what that entails.
Fanning explained, "You all are British so I wanted to make sure it was right. I had a dialect coach that was there. I remember I’d be there and Tony would be like ok, that’s great move on, and the dialect coach was like no, no, no, that word was not right, do it again…It was nice because everything was in the voice so I worked extra hard on the accent because your facial expressions, nothing can mask it….It’s what you say."
The Boxtrolls is official described as "A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator." As well as starring Elle Fanning, the other voices that can be heard in The Boxtrolls includes the likes of Simon Pegg, Toni Collette, Ben Kingsley, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, and Tracy Morgan, among others.
The Boxtrolls is directed by Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi, based on the screenplay that Irena Brignull developed from the novel by Adam Pava and Alan Snow, with the movie set to open on September 12 in the UK, before then hitting the big screen in the US on September 26.