After receiving the honorary Palme d’Or at Cannes 2022, Tom Cruise gave a speech in which he praised actress Elle Fanning.
During the Cannes Film Festival 2022, Tom Cruise has paid Elle Fanningsharing a lovely memory of the actress that dates back to when she was still a child.
Tom Cruise is one of the international stars who reached Cannes this week for the famous film festival. The actor went to France to present his latest film, Top Gun: Maverick, and gave a speech yesterday, during which he addressed a special person who was present in the audience, namely Elle Fanning . Before the presentation of the film, after receiving a surprise Palme d’Or, Cruise thanked the audience for supporting his career. “I make these movies for all of you and I feel very blessed to be able to do what I do. It’s so nice to see the new generations and all these actors and notice their contribution to cinema, so thank you“said Cruise, then speaking of the protagonist of The Neon Demon:”I saw Elle Fanning here, who I’ve known since she was a little girl. You are a very talented actress, and it is wonderful to see you here and to see your sister as well“.
Recall that Cruise worked with the actress’s sister, Dakota Fanning, in Spielberg’s 2005 film War of the Worlds. Dakota, 28, was 11 at the time and Elle, now 24, was just 7. Cruise made a gesture of how small the sisters were at the time and recalled how confident they were about their future in acting. “She said ‘I’m an actress’ and I said ‘I know you are’. I was working with Dakota, who is a genius, and I was there with Elle, so I said ‘What will you do when you grow up?’ and she kept repeating ‘I’m an actress too’. And I was convinced that it was so“.
Elle Fanning’s career took off over time: the actress is currently the protagonist of the miniseries The Girl From Plainville and the Emmy-nominated series The Greatwhile Dakota plays the role of Susan Elizabeth Ford in the series The First Lady by Showtime. The sisters will also be co-stars in a film based on the novel The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, out in 2023.