Actress Elle Fanning has credited her transgender friends with helping her prepare for her role as a trans teen in the upcoming drama “About Ray”.
The 17-year-old actress, best known as Aurora in 2014’s “Maleficent”, said she has lots of transgender friends who helped her prepare for the titular role in the film, reported People.
“I have a lot of transgender friends that go to my school, who have made the transition over the summer and have changed their names and used different pronouns. So I was used to that,” she said.
Fanning, who stars in the movie with Oscar nominee Naomi Watts, said she knew the film would be one of her most difficult parts yet and was nervous.
“I definitely knew that it would be a huge challenge to do, I’ve definitely never done anything like that before. “I was really nervous not to screw up, because this is for transgender kids out there,” she said.