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Elle Fanning

Elle Fanning Quotes

Quotes by and about Elle Fanning

(Continued from her main entry on the site.)

Fanning: “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.”

Fanning: “I think as an artist that’s the best thing you can have – a personal stamp on something.”

Fanning: “I love all vintage-everything, really. I love fashion. I’ve always loved it. And the fifties, I’ve always loved.”

Fanning: “In a funny way, I like the past, I’m a very nostalgic person.”

Fanning: “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.”

Fanning: “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.”

Fanning: “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.”

Fanning: “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.”

Fanning: “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.”

Fanning: "I'm always looking for new challenges. I want to play characters that are different from me and that will push me as an actress."

Fanning: "I like to do a lot of research before I start a new role. I want to know everything I can about the character and the world they live in."

Fanning: "I love working with directors who have a strong vision for the film. I'm always open to their feedback and I'm always willing to try new things."

Fanning: "I'm a very intuitive actress. I like to let my feelings guide me when I'm acting. I also like to experiment and try different things."

Fanning: "I think it's important to be authentic … You want to bring your own unique perspective to the character you're playing."

Fanning: "I believe that storytelling is one of the most powerful things in the world. It can transport us to different worlds, teach us about different cultures, and help us to understand ourselves and others better."

Fanning: "I relate to [Marilyn Monroe] in a way that I can't explain. I just feel like I understand her. She was a very complex person, and I think she's often misunderstood. She was more than just a sex symbol. She was a talented actress and a very intelligent woman."

Fanning: "I think [Marilyn Monroe] was a very intelligent woman who was often underestimated. She was also very fragile and struggled with her mental health. I can relate to that feeling of being misunderstood and wanting to prove yourself."

Sofia Coppola: "Elle is such a special actress. She's so intelligent and sensitive, and she has an incredible depth of emotion. She's also incredibly versatile, and she can play anything from a young girl to a woman in her 30s."

Sofia Coppola: "Elle is a true artist. She's not just interested in acting; she's interested in all aspects of filmmaking. She's always asking questions and wanting to learn more."

Nicolas Winding Refn: "Elle is a very brave actress. She's not afraid to explore dark and challenging material. She's also incredibly intelligent and intuitive. She knows exactly what she's doing."

Woody Allen: "She's a very talented actress, and she's also a very intelligent person. She's got it all. She's got the looks, she's got the talent, she's got the brains. She's a very special young lady."

Mike Mills: "Elle is a very intelligent and thoughtful actress. She's always asking questions and she's always trying to understand the character and the story. She's also very funny."

Dakota Fanning: "She's very uninhibited and will try pretty much anything. ... She risks being made fun of ... but I totally admire her and think she's very cool."

Dakota Fanning: "She's the go-to fashion person in the family. Elle knows every single model, every single collection, every single piece from every single collection. She has a real passion, and it's not at all in a materialistic way. She genuinely appreciates the workmanship and creativity."

Jane Keltner: "It's impossible not to be charmed by Elle Fanning. She's poised, down-to-earth, full of energy and life - and one of the sunniest people you'll ever meet."

Jennifer Connelly: "She's so energetic and enthusiastic."

Felicity Huffman: "Elle would come on to the set every morning happy and excited to be there and would emanate this white light and this joy. She'd go up to the grumpiest person who had just worked a 20-hour day and had three hours sleep and they'd light up. ... [She has this] sense of joy and play."

Sofia Coppola: "She's very sparkly and cute and fun. ... She's full of enthusiasm. ... She stands out, she has this sparkle, she is full of life."

Nicolas Winding Refn: "Elle is a very brave actress. She's not afraid. … She knows exactly what she's doing."