Elle Fanning: “I’d Love To Play A Really Crazy Person”

Ginger and Rosa’s Elle Fanning recently gave an interview with New York magazine. The 14-year-old sister of Dakota Fanning dishes on her fashion sense, her nervous tic and an early acting memory.

On keeping her private school clothes separate from her going-out clothes: “I have a sliding glass door on my closet – and when I slide it one way I can see all my uniforms, and the other way is all my own clothes.”

On writing BOB DYLAN on her wrist: “I write it on my hand every day in school, mostly when I’m bored. I’ve been doing it since I was pretty young. I used to do it for fun, but now it’s a nervous tic.”

On her earliest memory working on The Door in the Floor in 2004: “One of my earliest memories is Jeff (Bridges) teaching me how to draw. Instead of drawing a triangle for a dress and two sticks for legs, the way most kids do, he told me to draw four lines and connect them at the bottom so the drawing would look fatter.”

On acting: “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.”

To read more in Elle’s interview visit nymag.com.

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  1. Mel_M

    Consider trying to portray authentic psychopath. There are two types: violent and whitecollar. It would be a real challenge and it’s not even tried very often: “The Bad Seed” (1956, 1985) and “Shadow of a Doubt” (1943 Hitchcock/Joseph Cotten) are the ones I know of. But, you’ll have to do your homework:
    #1 book, “Without Conscience” by Robert D. Hare (major guy in the field) A real epiphany!
    #2 book, “Snakes in Suits” by Paul Babiak & Robert D. Hare.
    Maybe more…don’t know.

    A great role and a great performance — with lots of attention to psychological detail — should get you a nomination … at least.

    I don’t know what Dakota’s character will be in “Every Secret Thing,” but I’m hoping it will be pretty nasty.


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