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Eli Fanning had to think a lot before taking on the role of Michelle Carter in the true crime series “The Girl from Plainville”.
“At first I was, ‘Is this what I want to do?'” He said in a new interview with Net-a-Porter. Porter.
Based on a Esquire The article, the series leads to the death of teenager Conrad Roy in 2014. Known as the “Texting Suicide Case”, Roy’s girlfriend Carter was eventually convicted of involuntary manslaughter for the message she contributed to his death.
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“I really had to think about it, because this is real human life,” Fanning said, adding that it “didn’t feel right” to meet Carter in real life. His decision to accept the part was based on the way the show presented itself, which he described as a neutral view of the case. “We’re not saying we know exactly what happened,” he admits. “It simply came to our notice then. It felt very full-on. “
Fanning was homeschool until he was 9 and says he was not allowed to be on social media when he was younger.
“Facebook was a big thing, but I wasn’t allowed to make it big, and everyone was invited to the party there … I was such a wonderful person, ‘Wait, is there a party?’ She says, but now she admits to feeling the pressure on social media. “I feel like I’m going down a rabbit hole, when you’re scrolling and comparing yourself to people on vacation and you’re saying, ‘I have more to do.’ Should! ‘”