Elle Fanning recently shared her experience of being rejected for a major blockbuster franchise due to her relatively small social media following. In a podcast interview, the actress revealed that despite her talent, she was told she didn't get the part because her Instagram followers were insufficient. Fanning emphasized that online presence shouldn't overshadow one's abilities. While she acknowledges the allure of mega projects like Marvel or Star Wars, she believes success doesn't solely depend on them. Fanning has found a balance between big movies like the 'Maleficent' series and smaller indie projects that she truly enjoys.