Back in November of last year an amazing gift was given to the Internet: both Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning released photos on their Instagram accounts where they painstakingly recreated a moment from Beyonce's "Sorry" music video. Since they were in period costuming, filming Sofia Coppola's upcoming (and very brilliant) remake of Clint Eastwood's "The Beguiled," it added an even cooler dimension, especially given the very "Lemonade"-y themes of the film (female empowerment, revenge, etc). It was one of those perfect pop culture mash-ups that seems to only come around every so often and can only be facilitated by the rise and widespread implementation of social media. Also, it's really cool.
We had to ask Fanning, Dunst, and Coppola about what went into the creation of the photo (above), and spoke to the stars about what it was like re-teaming with the acclaimed director (who just took home the Best Director award at Cannes), which you can watch below.
"The Beguiled" opens in limited release this Friday before expanding everywhere next week. Go see it. It's as refreshing as a glass of lemonade on a hot summer day.
Cpl. John McBurney is an injured Union soldier who finds himself on the run as a deserter during the Civil War. He seeks refuge at an all-female Southern boarding school where the teachers and students seem more than willing to help. Soon, sexual tensions lead to dangerous rivalries as the women tend to his wounded leg while offering him comfort and companionship. Read More