“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” star Dakota Fanning covers the latest issue of Porter Edit magazine photographed by Matthew Sprout and styled by Tracy Taylor.
ON FINALLY GETTING TO WORK WITH TARANTINO: “I knew Quentin was making this film [Once Upon a Time in Hollywood] and, as a fan, I wrote him a random note. Then he asked me to audition and I ended up getting the role of Squeaky, who is a real person – and so outlandish. It was a dream come true, there’s no other way to describe it. I probably would’ve played any role but the fact that it was such a juicy and challenging one made it even more exciting. The first time I met him, he was so warm and friendly. I think you can tell how much he loves movies from afar – from his films and reading his interviews. Up close he’s like that, but tenfold. Also, his sets are no-phone zones; everyone checks in their phone beforehand. I think, for him, it’s such a privilege to make movies that the thought of looking at someone playing Candy Crush [while on set] is upsetting.”
ON LEARNING TO OPEN UP MORE: “I can appear… standoffish seems too harsh. But I definitely keep it all inside until I feel comfortable. I’m actually wary of people who are the other way. Like, you’re sharing too much and I’m worried why, you barely know me and I know your entire life story. That’s a red flag. I’ve gotten better – I’ve recently wanted to share a little bit more of who I am, because I was feeling frustrated by people thinking they knew who I was. Instagram became a fun way of sharing. But it has to be authentic. I want to keep the things that I put on there real; things that I am genuinely interested in or think are funny or are about people that I really care about. I mean, me and my friends recently had a weekend together, and we didn’t take any photos or videos, and that’s how we know we had a good time. When it starts feeling like a chore to capture things or when you start to feel panicked about posting something, that’s when I have to put my phone down.”
Cover: T-shirt by Zimmermann | Pants by Nili Lotan | Boots by Ganni | Hat by Rag & Bone | Necklace by Wald Berlin | (left hand) Ring by Alison Lou | (right hand) Ring (index finger) by Sarah & Sebastien | Ring by (pinkie) Stone & Strand | Bracelets by Melissa Joy Manning, Loren Stewart, Poppy Finch, and Ippolita
1st Image: Jacket by Miu Miu | T-shirt by Re/Done | Shorts by Acne Studios | Bracelet by Melissa Joy Manning
2nd Image: Top by Miu Miu | Skirt by Grlfrnd | Necklace by Wald Berlin
[Photo Credit: Matthew Sprout/Porter Edit Magazine]