Elle Fanning loved acting when she was four because she got to stuff her face with French Fries.
The 16-year-old actress began her career when she was just two, but doesn’t have any memories of I Am Sam. She can recall shooting scenes for a picture two years later though.
“The first film I remember doing was when I was four – it was Door in the Floor. I remember wearing a tutu and my hair in pigtails. In one scene, I got to eat lots of French fries – it was great!” she laughed to Company magazine.
Elle and her older sister Dakota have managed to keep their feet on the ground despite their successful careers. Elle still has a lot of dreams when it comes to her future, which she thinks is important.
“It’s funny because I’d love to work with Cate Blanchett one day. Then people say, ‘But Elle, you’ve already worked with her – twice!’ And I’m like, ‘No I didn’t,’ because in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, I played her at a younger age, so I never had a scene with her. And then, in Babel, she played my mom, but we were in completely different countries!” she laughed. “It’s the same with Brad Pitt. He was in those movies too, but I never worked with him either.”
The sisters don’t read each other’s scripts, but do lend their support whenever it’s needed. Elle is proud to be forging her own path when it comes to her job and on her to do list is working with a lot more women in the business.
“Yeah, I loved it,” she replied, when quizzed on making Sofia Coppola’s movie Somewhere. “I’ve worked with Sofia, and another female director, Sally Potter, in Ginger & Rosa. You get a different vibe, just because they’re girls – and I’m a girl, so I feel like I can relate to them more. Also, you can talk about things you probably wouldn’t talk about with a male director! I enjoy that – and there need to be more!”
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