When I go home, I play with my baby dolls and strollers and stuffed animals, pretend like they're real dogs.— Elle Fanning
The most cheerful Elle Fanning quotes that will be huge advantage for your personal development
For a long time, I refused to wear jeans.
I liked high-waisted pants, but jeans made me feel like I wasn't being unique. Even now, I won't wear the skinny-jeans style, because most people wear those - they have to be baggier, boyfriend-looking, or sort of like a mom jean. I'm real funny that way.
I like playing characters with as many emotions as possible.
I'd love to play a really crazy person - someone truly out of her mind.
I love the '70s, I'm very into that right now. The long Chloe dresses, very Virgin Suicides.
I'm a big fish eater. Salmon - I love salmon. My sister loves Chinese food and sushi and all that. I'm not as big of a fan, but she likes it so we eat it a lot. So I'm beginning to like it more. I don't like the raw sushi. I liked the cooked crab and lobster and everything.
For my own style, I love vintage. 60's and 70's are my favorite. I love baby doll dresses and the soft colors. I try to mix a little bit of modern into that - maybe I'll wear it with boots. At my school we wear a uniform, but we have one day a week we can wear whatever we want.
I'm pretty good with not being afraid to just go up to people and introduce myself.
I get very emotional about time periods I never lived in, but I have a weird connection to them. The mystery of it becomes about hearing the stories of those eras, and creating nostalgia from those stories.
I would like to continue acting. But also - if this is a dream world where everything could become true - I'd want to be a ballerina.
Beauty is a complex theme, for sure. We all have a different concept and opinion regarding it, but we all like to look at things that are aesthetically pleasing. I had the typical high school experience, where you question what is beauty, and you're comparing yourself to others, it was just part of growing up.
If I asked you, "Do you think you're beautiful?" everyone should say yes.
One boy made fun of me because one day, I had really curly hair, and I wear glasses normally, and I also bite my nails. I feel like everyone is different in their own way, so, people shouldn't try to make them feel bad because of that.
We're constantly taking pictures of ourselves.
It's a bit scary, because images are essentially dead, so we judge beauty on something that isn't alive.
My generation, we're more accepting of narcissism.
But we're looking at images that are dead, that are on your phone. My friends have apps to make you look skinny, to make your skin look perfect. And we look at these images and we're like, "That's beauty. That's perfect." But when you see a real person, you're like, "Wait, that's not perfect."
Some people do piano lessons after school; I do movies.
I get a lot of butterflies at auditions because I get so scared.
It's scary because you've never met the people before. You have to meet them, and you have to hurry up and get to know them in five seconds. And then, you have to spill your emotions out to these strangers. It's funny.
I love all vintage-everything, really.
I love fashion. I've always loved it. And the fifties, I've always loved.
I don't have a Facebook, I never have.
I don't have Twitter, I never have. I think my parents are very protective, so they didn't want us to have any more exposure. But Instagram is a photo that you control. And you can talk to your fans, or talk about the movies you do - slices of your life. It is what you make it.
After 'Somewhere' came out, people started to recognize me more.
Whenever I was walking down the street, they'd be like, 'Oh, wow - are you Elle Fanning?' Before 'Somewhere,' they asked me if I was Dakota Fanning, because we looked alike, and I'd say, 'No, I'm her younger sister.
In a funny way, acting, to me, is all make-believe, even if the film has unicorns in it or is a normal movie that can be set in real-life time. I'm still imagining that I'm a different character, so it's all, in a funny way, like fantasy.
There's competitiveness in everything.
In any job, I'm sure. I think there's also this stereotype that women together are catty and competitive, which is just - nobody ever talks about men being catty or competitive. I don't think that's fair.
I like necklaces that are short, the way skateboarders used to wear them in the seventies.
I'm only thirteen, so I have role-models! But I've sort of experienced.
.. my sister has always been my role-model because I've always seen her. She's been acting my whole life and she's grown up on film, so it's neat for me to get to travel around and do interviews, because I've always seen her doing it.
I wore the Marc Jacobs dress, so I love Marc Jacobs.
He has a vintage flair. But I've always worn a lot of vintage stuff, so it hasn't been a lot of designers. If I see something that I like, I just buy it.
I always wanted to be a part of Nicolas Winding Refn world, but knew he would never make a movie that has a teenage girl as a lead. Obviously not. Then I heard he was and it was in the fashion world. What? Just combining what we think of [with Refn] - masculinity and violence - in his films with that world was so interesting to me.
I do after-school ballet and also hip-hop and jazz.
I love fashion! I love clothes! I really like vintage clothes, so in my closet there's a lot of '50s stuff. I go to the stores and shop around.
I remember the first time Dakota asked me for fashion advice about what to put with what. I was like, My big sister is asking me?
I like mixing things. I wear a lot of boots. Love boots. And then jeans, but I like to wear them with a really ruffly top. Or I love high-waisted anything.
As my sister got older, I saw how excited she got when she got to do all of that stuff. I was always like, "One day, I'll get to do older parts." I thought that was cool.
That's the main thing you have to have... trust.
To be an actor or actress, you have to feel on a deep level and tap into emotions that you've never felt before. You're imagining how something would feel. You have to use your imagination so much.
In a funny way, I like the past, I'm a very nostalgic person.
I'm a normal kid, really. I just love to act.
I love fashion! I love clothes!
Everyone in my grade is turning 13, so there are bunches of bar and bat mitzvahs. They're very dressy. It's fun picking out outfits. One girl, for her bat mitzvah, wore a huge red ball gown!
I was 13 and a teenager, as well. When you're that age, you want to be an adult, in a way, but you don't want to have the responsibilities of an adult. You still want to have the freedom.
I feel like with every character, you try to put yourself in that person's position and just completely use your imagination. That's what I do, at least. Everything is just pretend.
I remember going to the wardrobe-fitting for the first time and seeing all the cool high-waisted jeans and halter-tops - and that style is coming back anyway - so I loved that!
Paris is my favorite place in the world.
I've never been there, at all... But I wanna live there, even though I've never been.
We take art, and I love all that. But I also like science for some reason. I just like finding out why things happen.
I mean, it's amazing that I get to meet all these people.
I've learned so much from all of them. I just worked with Sofia Coppola and that was amazing. I learned so much from her. I can't even describe how much fun I had.
I'd much rather dress like a 5 year old than a 21 year old.
I'd much rather wear a puffy sleeved shirt than some low-cut top.
I'll always have acting. But then if I had to choose something else it'd probably be singing or dancing - if I had to. Or maybe, like, designer, like sketching designs.
I was always a fan of Nic. With his movie, you know it's "A Nic Refn Movie."
I was kind of scared at first to do that [vice-over] because when you're on set, a lot of the things going on around you - the environment and playing off other actors - and that's what makes it easier and helps you to be in your character. So, realizing you're not going to have that and you're going to be secluded in this booth, it's like, "How am I going to be a character when I'm just in these walls?"
I would love to work with my sister in a movie one day - like play sisters or something like that, because we've never been on-screen at the same time together.
I was 12 when I did 'Super 8,' and when Dakota was 12, she did 'War of the Worlds.' Steven Spielberg was involved with both movies, so we both worked with Steven when we were 12.
I don't wear any make-up on normal days and at school.
But, if I'm going somewhere, I always do something with my eyes - crazy colors, sparkles. I'm all for it. I love experimenting.
I would love to work with Marion Cotillard and my sister! I've never worked with Dakota before in a movie. It'd be so cool to be on screen interacting with each other one day. It will happen, I'm just not sure when.