Christine Rendon for MailOnline
It’s clear that Elle Fanning is dedicated to her work.
And when a job calls for expertise on a skateboard, the teen is not one to recruit a body doule.
Instead the 16-year-old appeared to have been taking lessons, expertly leaping onto her boardas she filmed the upcoming dramatic comedy Three Generations in New York on Thursday.
She’s got skills! Elle Fanning showed off her impressive skateboarding skills as she filmed a scene for the upcoming film Three Generations in New York City on Thursday
Elle has previously been seen skateboarding on the set of the film, where she has dramatically transformed her look to portray Ray, a transgendered teen transitioning from female to male.
Shaving off her blonde hair and dying her new crop red, the teen looks nothing like herself.
Elle donned her character’s trademark olive green coat for the occasion, and layered up with a blue flannel shirt and dark navy shirt.
She teamed the look with a pair of yellow shoes, and a forest green backpack.
Leaping into action! Elle kicked up her legs as she landed upon her skateboard
Braving the Big Apple chill: Fanning didn’t mind facing the dipping temperatures in her character’s olive green coat and fingerless gloves
Elle’s on-screen mother Maggie is portrayed by Naomi Watts, and the 46-year-old sported two different looks as she braved the Big Apple chill.
She at one point wore a well-worn cream coat, which was then shed to reveal a pink sweater.
Naomi appeared to be filming a rather humorous scene, as she cast a rather uncomfortable gaze while tossing a box of tea into the trash.
The Gaby Dellal helmed movie Three Generations also stars Susan Sarandon, who portrays Ray’s grandmother.
Ready for winter! Naomi Watts stepped out clad in a well-worn cream coat, olive green scarf, and cosy sweater at one point during filming
What’s in the box? Naomi cast a slightly disgusted look as she carried a box of tea by a string outside of her character’s abode
And it’s gone! Watts reached over to deposit the questionable box inside a trash bin
Filming began in November, yet it has already drawn some criticism for casting Elle rather than a transgender actor, according to The Advocate.
The website notes that The Dallas Buyers Club was placed under similar scrutiny for hiring Jared Leto as transgender woman Rayon.
Three Generations won’t be out until 2015, and the film will focus upon a family as they struggle to understand Ray’s transition.
There they are! Both Naomi and Elle had shoved their hands into their pockets as they strolled through the sidewalk
Meanwhile, Elle is shaping up to be as in-demand of an actress as her older sister Dakota Fanning.
Aside from her role on Three Generations, Elle is currently lending her voice to the animated film, Ballerina.
The film is set in 1879, where an orphan manages to become a successful ballerina after assuming the identity of a different person.
Ballerina is slated for a 2016 release date in Canada.
More to come: The 16-year-old is staying as busy as ever, and is currently lending her voice to the upcoming animated film, Ballerina
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