“The Great” star Elle Fanning covers the June 2020 issue of Marie Claire Australia Magazine photographed by Thomas Whiteside and styled by J. Errico.
Fanning might have grown up, but she isn’t sure that her face has: It can be frustrating, she says, “because you’re like, you don’t know me”. And yet she admits she can still be that child at times. “I look at photos, and I looked the same when I was 11. I’m told I have a very period face. I don’t know what that means. I probably will be 35 and people will still go, Awww! My sister feels that way too, because people feel like they’ve known you since you were the six-year-old kid in the film.”
Fanning’s genuine warmth, wit and glimpses into the real world, have garnered her fans on social media – for the most part: “Twitter scares me! Oh my God, Twitter is so intense. Instagram I do enjoy; I have a private account and a public account [with 4.3 million followers]. I do think there are dangers that I totally fall into, of looking down that rabbit hole, comparing yourself to everybody else and seeing, oh, their life, that vacation. I try to keep it light and tell fans about movies that are coming out or about a photo shoot. That can get really intense, too. People can say they don’t read any comments, but…” She does a disbelieving face, eyebrow raised. “Mmm, yeah, you do! I do! Of course you look! ‘Oh, your ankles look huge.’ What the heck? It is bizarre, like, who is this person?”
Cover: Louis Vuitton Trench Coat and Shirt from the Spring 2020 Collection
Image: Gucci Jacket, Top, Sunglasses, and Sunglasses Chain from the Spring 2020 Collection
[Photo Credit: Thomas Whiteside/Marie Claire Magazine, louisvuitton.com, gucci.com]