After the end of the actors’ strike, The big star Elle Fanning is speaking out about the show being canceled on Hulu.
The actress, who starred opposite Nicholas Hoult in the series about Catherine the Great, took to social media to share her thoughts on the show’s somewhat sudden end, now that she can talk about her projects.
“This show has meant everything to me. The experiences shared. The memories I will never forget. Tony McNamara is a certified genius. The past three seasons have shaped me. Playing Catherine made me discover parts of myself I didn’t know I had,” she wrote in the caption of a carousel of behind-the-scenes photos.
The Emmy nominee continued, “I love every crew and cast member dearly. And while I can’t tie my corset one last time, I am forever proud of what we accomplished together. In my mind, Catherine continues to ‘shake’ all night, finally stepping into the leader we always knew she would become.
Fanning concluded that in her mind the Empress is busy arranging a host of lovers, consuming several macaroons and vodka shots, making long-winded speeches, and engaging in battles of humor and “HUUU-FUCKING-ZZAHHHHSSS!!!! ! !!!!!!!!!!!!”
Her co-star, Hoult, commented on the post, sharing that they had “too many brilliant moments on and off screen” and calling her the “best.”
News that The big was canceled in August and came as a surprise to many, as the show received critical acclaim and seven Emmy nominations over its three seasons. Fanning and Hoult received acting nominations in 2022, while series creator Tony McNamara and director Matt Shakman were credited with writing and directing for the series premiere.
Critics gave it almost all positive reviews, but it’s uncertain how many people are watching it since Hulu doesn’t share much viewing data.