It’s an Elle-splosion around here lately. That’s what happens when you get on the Disney Princess train; poledancing like you’ve never seen.
Although there’s not a lot of Disney Princess to be found here.
“Maleficent” actress Elle Fanning covers the May 2014 issue of Interview magazine photographed by Craig McDean and styled by Karl Templer.
On her dream career: “I go to ballet, like, five days a week and I love it so much, but that’s the hardest thing I’ll ever do in my life, no doubt. You’re good or bad, and that’s it. [sighs] That would be hard to pursue as a career, but in my dream that would be the thing.”
On her idol, Marilyn Monroe: “I was 7 when I first saw a picture of her. I didn’t know that she was such a big icon. But I would just look at her and I was mesmerized. She was beautiful and so … truthful. She’s not faking it. If she’s having a terrible day when the picture was taken, she’ll show that she’s really depressed and having a terrible day. You can see it in her eyes. There are all the layers behind it.”
On working with Angelina Jolie: “I was very nervous to meet her. It was the same thing with you. When you hear “Angelina Jolie” and you haven’t met the person, that’s just a name. When I met her, she became, like, flesh—someone who wasn’t just a big celebrity. And you feel like, ‘Oh, I can actually just talk to her about regular things.'”
She’s sixteen. We had to double check.
Not to get all harrumph-y, but… harrumph. This is borderline icky. But every pale white girl serious teen actress eventually has to sport the “Jodie Foster in Taxi Driver” drag for someone, somewhere. It’s an iconic look. Especially for pale white girl serious teen actresses. Might as well get out of your system, Elle. And hey, at least she’s not thirteen.
[Photo Credit: Craig McDean for Interview Magazine]