“Maleficent” star Elle Fanning covers the latest issue of Porter magazine photographed by Matthew Sprout and Styled by Tracy Taylor.
Fanning filmed her first proper role at the age of three and says her work “taught me a lot about how to handle disappointments and not getting the job. It still happens. It’s a constant confidence check and you have to somehow find the strength to pull it together and still want to do this.”
Well, since she brought it up, what can we expect from the return of one of Disney’s greatest love stories? “I hope it’s what the fans are looking for. The mother-daughter relationship that Maleficent and Aurora have, that’s really…played on,” she demurs. “I want Aurora to be a character that [girls] can look up to, who’s strong and all that. But Angelina [Jolie] and I were talking about this: Maleficent, of course, has the dark side, and Aurora is the one who loves pink and is the light and she’s not afraid to be feminine. I think it’s beautiful that I get to represent [someone] who is strong in her beliefs, but is also unwavering in staying true to herself. I wear dresses the whole time throughout the film… I don’t have a moment where I burst into armor, you know what I mean? There’s nothing wrong with loving your feminine side. I think as women we should really love that part of us.”
Cover: Dress by Alessandra Rich | Swimsuit by Eres
First Image: Dress by Carolina Herrera | Bikini Top and Briefs by Eres | Sunglasses by Saint Laurent | Necklace by Anissa Kermiche | Bracelet by Maria Black
Second Image: Swimsuit by Norma Kamali | Necklace by Anissa Kermiche
[Photo Credit: Matthew Sprout/Porter Magazine]