Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Elle Fanning on the February 2017 Cover of ELLE UK Magazine

On February 20, 2017 we will be able to see Elle Fanning in the highly anticipated film, '20th Century Women' which she promoted last year at film festivals. Also she is the February 2017 cover star of ELLE UK magazine. On the cover which was shot by Thomas Whiteside, Elle is wearing a MIU MIU SPRING 2017 trench coat. In the issue, she talks the advice Nicole Kidman gave, her friends coming to her for advice, limiting her presence on social media and more. Continue below to read some excerpts from her interview and to see more images from her fashion spread. For more on her feature, visit ElleUK.com and pick up a copy on newsstand today.

On her friends coming to her for advice:
Friends come to me for advice, and I always say it how it is. They know I'll be super honest with them, and they like that. There's none of that Post-Truth stuff with me.

On advice on how to avoid obsessing over exes on social media:
It's so hard in this era when an ex is only a text away. Back in the day they had to work up the courage to call on the phone, talk to your parents, and when you broke up you didn't see them again. But now, between Snapchat and Instagram, you can see everything – especially them with a new partner. But it's damaging so you have to stop... I have high anxiety and I'm on my phone constantly, so I find myself comparing myself to others.

On making new friends:
I'm not someone that has a lot of friends. I see people who have many friends and get really jealous. I have a good core of three or four friends who are really close to me.

On Sofia Coppola proving that you don't have to be an extrovert in order to succeed:
I've just finished shooting with Sofia Coppola and she's one of the quietest people ever, but there's a real power to her silence. When she just stares at you from across a take, you know you need to get the shot.

On why Elle chooses to limit her presence on social media:
I recently turned my Instagram public on my 18th birthday, but I still don't post everything I do, and I'm not on Twitter or Facebook. You have to leave a little mystery. With old movie stars, all you saw were rare interviews where they only shared what they wanted to – that's what made them so interesting. You could separate the characters from the women, so if you watch them on screen you're not thinking about what they had for breakfast.'

On the best advice she's been given:
Nicole Kidman told me, 'Find your tribe and they'll always be behind you.' I like that.

Credit: Elle UK

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