Elle FanningThe series’ transformation The Girl from Plainville will have you doing a double take.
Hulu shared the first look of the series Thursday, January 20, with photos of Elle Michelle CarterThis is the story of Elle, who was convicted in a texting-suicide incident that inspired the show. In the pictures, Elle looks eerily similar to Michelle in darkened brows and a wig, perfectly recreating one of the teen’s many court appearances.
Mad Men actress January Jones put it best in her comment on Elle’s Instagram post: “Uncanny wow.”
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, writers, executive producersAnd co-showrunners Liz Hannah and Patrick Macmanus Elle transformed into Michelle quickly and easily. “The first time that I met [Elle], I was really struck by how eerily similar they actually looked just naturally,” Patrick said. “It was something that around the table when we all met, we all talked about.”
They added that Elle just wore some light makeup and a forehead prosthetic, which helped to match Michelle’s hairline. Liz said that they kept it simple because they didn’t want Elle’s appearance to change. “distracting.”