Elle Fanning Covers All of Your Fave Pop Songs in Teen Spirit


-I want to say
early happy birthday. You’re turning 21?
-Yes! -Hey, not bad! [ Cheers and applause ]
-Whoo! April 9th. April 9th.
-April 9th is when you — No way.
-Yes. Very soon. -That’s interesting.
-Yes. -Is that when —
When does the film come out? -It comes out April 12th.
-Oh, the 12th, all right. So, it’s exciting.
-Yeah, but I’ll get to
celebrate, yeah, properly. -Yeah. What are you doing for
your party, for your birthday? Anything big?
-There’s a couple things. The main attraction is my mom
is taking me to Vegas. [ Cheers and applause ] Which, again, this also works.
-Yeah. -I can meet Marilyn there,
right? -I mean, that is
a beautiful dress. Really, that dress is gorgeous.
-Thanks. I’m going with my sister
and my mom. And it’s kind of a tradition,
’cause my mom took my sister on her 21st
just to, you know… But my mom doesn’t drink.
-Yeah. -So it’s just going to be
my sister and I, and my mom’s the designated… -She’s gonna be taking care
of you, then, yeah. -Exactly.
-Do you gamble at all? -I really like poker. -You do?
-Yes. And I play — But I play online poker. And I’ve won — Like, on long flights
and things, I’ll play it on the plane. I won a whole tournament
on the plane online. -You really have?
-Yes. But I’m nervous, and I — so I’m
excited to go to the tables, but I’m nervous. Like, in person,
it’s going to be different, because the poker face — You have to think so quick,
and people are going to know. -Yeah, because
that’s half the battle, because when you play online,
it’s a computer avatar. -Exactly. Yeah, so I can be
doing whatever with my face. You know?
-Let’s talk about your new movie “Teen Spirit”
here. -Yes.
-Now, here we go. Now, tell me about this. Tell me about this movie.
What is this about? -This movie is — I play Violet, this girl who
lives on the Isle of Wight, which is off the — the coast
of England, in a small town. And she absolutely
loves to sing. And she hears about
this singing competition called Teen Spirit…
-Yeah. -…and decides
to try out for it. So I get to sing a lot of covers
of huge pop anthems. -You do. I know you sing
“Little Bird” from Annie Lennox. -Annie Lennox, yeah.
-Which I love that song. -That’s one’s really fun.
-“Lights,” Ellie Goulding. -Mm-hmm.
-I mean, were you — Are you a singer?
Do I know that you could sing? I mean, you sound fantastic
on this. -Thanks.
I am, but I don’t — Not many people — they don’t
relate that to me, you know? Not many people know that.
-Did you sing in school? -I did. I sang in school.
I did this madrigal — They were called the Madrigals.
It was a group. And I would sing, like —
You would get solos. You would try out for solos,
but everybody got a solo. It wasn’t like —
Everybody, like — They gave all the kids solos. But I did get “All I Want for
Christmas is You” solo once. And I was really excited —
really excited —
because also — In school, it’s, like, the most
terrifying thing to sing, because you have crushes
in school. So I was like, “I have to sing
this solo in front of my crush.” And then I — I was, like,
really working on it, and I really belted it out. And then his feedback —
Apparently, he told his friends that I was too loud
and it was too powerful. -What?!
-I know. -What a loser.
Hey, get — get a life, man. -Too loud.
-Too powerful? Too loud? Bye, dude. Yeah. Take care, yeah.
Now look at you. -It was like fourth grade.
-Yeah, but still. Look at you now.
You’re on a soundtrack. Hey, buddy,
how’s your soundtrack? Everything all right? [ Cheers and applause ] Too loud.
Turn it up, man! Download it and turn it up. I want to show a clip. Here’s Elle Fanning
in “Teen Spirit.” Take a look at this. -♪ There’s a big black sky
over my town ♪ ♪♪ ♪ I know where you at ♪ ♪ I bet she’s around ♪ ♪♪ ♪ Yeah, I know it’s stupid ♪ ♪ I just gotta
see it for myself ♪ ♪ I’m in the corner
watching you kiss her ♪ ♪ Ohh ♪ [ Cheers and applause ] -You can sing, man!

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