Elle Fanning Explains Why It's 'Fun' for Her to Work on 'The Great'
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The 25-year-old actress, who plays Catherine on the historical and satirical series, also sings praise to the show's creator, Tony McNamara, as she calls him 'a genius.'

AceShowbiz - Elle Fanning enjoys working on "The Great". The actress, who plays Catherine on the historical and satirical series, said that it's fun working on the show because she loves "living in the comedy space."

During an appearance on Sky's "Backstage" podcast, the 25-year-old stated, "Living in the comedy space is really fun for me, which was kind of different." She added, "And now I feel like I've settled in and gotten used to that space."

Elle also sang praise to the show's creator, Tony McNamara, calling him "a genius." She gushed, "What is he going to come up with next? His brain. He's so genius. He's so dark as well. Like, Tony, you're twisted. But really that's why it blends so perfectly. He's such a genius."

Elle has been wowed by Tony's ability to transition from comedy to violence in the blink of an eye. "I crave that humor," she claimed. "It's like when there's a really kind of funny, crazy moment, always turning it on its head and making the audience question and feel something and get emotional about something like right after. So, it's a balancing act, for sure. But it's real."

Elle made her film debut as a child and she already has more than 60 acting credits to her name. Despite this, the Georgia-born beauty suggested that she is "just coming into [her] own now".

When sitting down with Marie Claire magazine, the "Maleficent" star explained, "I've been working as a kid for so long, so it makes sense. But I do feel like I'm honestly just coming into my own now." She additionally shared, "I've been fortunate to play great characters, but when you're a kid in movies, sometimes you're just the kid in it. You're being the observer, almost [like] the eyes of the audience … you watch the adults get to be bizarre and have all the fun."

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