Hardly ever will you see Dakota Fanning doing anything interesting make-up wise but for her ELLE Canada November 2016 cover, the actress went there. On the cover which was shot by Max Abadian, Dakota is wearing a TOME FALL 2016 black latex turtleneck with a CHLOE FALL 2016 dress over it and FALLON jewelry. I almost didn't recognize Dakota because that this is the most make-up that I have ever seen on her. In the issue, she talks sister Elle Fanning, her weak spot, her life and so much more. Continue below to read some excerpts from her interview. For more on Dakota's feature, visit ELLECanada.com and pick up a copy on newsstand.
God, that’s hard! [Silence] Well, sometimes I’m quite scared of public speaking, so I have to put on a brave face for that. Anything that’s live...which brings me to the fact that I’ve never done theatre. It’s because I’m scared of it, which is probably why I should do it. And I will one day—I just want it to be the right thing. But I think that it will really throw me for a loop. I paused before I answered because I don’t like doing things that shake my confidence.
On her weak spot:
I’m a very literal person, very factual. I’m very pragmatic. Sometimes I’m afraid I come off as a know-it-all. And it’s not that! It’s more like, ‘You’ve got it wrong; let me tell you the right thing.’ I sometimes pull that back because I know it gets annoying.
On her philosophy of life:
I am a woman, and I’m very proud of that. I love men. I believe all human beings are equal and should be treated accordingly. I try not to worry about things, and I always say to myself that one day what you’re experiencing will be a memory.
On watching sister Elle Fanning's career:
It’s cool! We definitely stay out of each other’s way. We don’t really talk about it. I think we’ll appreciate it when we’re older because it’s rare to have two people grow up in the same house who also do the same thing—so you have that automatic understanding of your childhood and you have that other understanding [of your work]. But, at the end of the day, she is totally my little sister—that’s just what she is.
Credit: ELLE Canada