Sunday 18 March 2018

Fanning: I'd like Dumbo remake

Elle Fanning would like to see a live-action version of Dumbo
Elle Fanning would like to see a live-action version of Dumbo

Elle Fanning has revealed she'd like to see a live-action remake of Dumbo.

The 16-year-old actress, who stars in Disney film Maleficent, said she would be interested in seeing the classic animated story rebooted.

"I would love that. Little baby elephants - that would be so cute," she said. "I like Cruella de Vil (from 101 Dalmations) but she kills puppies so I don't think she can ever come back from that. But I love her. I think she's cool."

Elle, who plays Princess Aurora in the Disney live-action film alongside Angelina Jolie as the evil fairy, is thrilled about her action figure from the movie.

"I love my dolls. It was very weird to see there's a doll of me," she said.

"My gran went to The Disney Store and she got all the dolls, every single one they had there, and when she got to the (cash) register, they told her she can only have five, so she had to put some back," she recalled. "They're on my kitchen table because my mum is giving them out to people, so they are all there staring at me like voodoo dolls."

The actress also revealed her royal connections are "crazy". has discovered that the Maleficent starlet and her sister Dakota Fanning have royal blood, with King Edward III as their great great-great-grandfather and Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, a distant cousin.

"It is so strange. I saw it the other day. I have 14 cousins and they called me up, asking if I'd looked online. I looked online and I saw King Edward III and Kate Middleton and I thought, 'Oh my God, this is crazy!'" she said.

But she admitted to having doubts about the results, adding: "It is so weird, if that is even true."

:: Maleficent is in cinemas now.

Press Association

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