Elle Fanning's busy December: 'Somewhere,' 'The Nutcracker 3D,' and a Vanity Fair feature

Elle-FanningImage Credit: Jon Kopaloff/Getty ImagesAfter years of Dakota Fanning effortlessly playing every child role on the big screen, it’s time for her 12-year-old sister Elle to have her deserved moment in the spotlight. December has proven to be a pretty big month for the girl who is not yet even a teenager. She’ll appear in one of my favorite movies of the year, Sofia Coppola’s Somewhere, in addition to the big-budget The Nutcracker 3D, and she even has a Vanity Fair spotlight feature about her. She may not have won the Homecoming Queen title this year like Dakota, but I’d say that proving her acting chops and getting featured by Vanity Fair is an upgrade — and hey, she still has more than a few years to win that crown.

On top of being really talented, and more or less always picking great roles, I’ve always liked both Fanning sisters because of how down-to-earth they always come across in interviews. Instead of talking about all the cool things she may have done at the Chateau Marmont when filming Somewhere, Elle instead talked about how cool it was to have co-star Stephen Dorff come support her at her school’s volleyball games. On her way to super-stardom and still playing school sports! I love this about her. When the conversation naturally turned to her relationship with Dakota, Elle insisted that they don’t really talk about the entertainment business. “We talk all the time about more normal sister stuff, like: can I borrow this shirt?” she tells Vanity Fair, before acknowledging that frequent set visits are a part of the sisters’ busy lives. With the busy month Elle seems to be having, I can only imagine there will be many more set visits in the future.

Are you excited to see an Elle Fanning movie this December, PopWatchers? And are you also hoping to see something starring both Fanning sisters one day soon?


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  • Erin

    Do you want to know why they seem so down-to-earth and normal? It’s because I don’t know their mother’s name (nor their father). If I know your mom’s (or dad’s) name you are going to be a mess. If I don’t, you might have a shot. My theory anyway.

    • Dave

      Ha! That’s a pretty good point. Their mom is not clubbing and going to bars with them, like that moron Dina Lohan.

    • Michaela

      Interesting theory–I agree!

    • carly

      Erin- Brilliant observation! you are right…
      Dave- Ya Dina Lohan is a moron, to put it mildly. If she were related to me I would would be ashamed and embarrassed to admit that to anyone.

  • lol

    The Nutcracker 3D is most quiet box office bomb that you will ever here

  • paula

    I like her, she is really good.

  • Prunella Von Schleidlhaagen

    I would LOVE to see them in a movie together.

  • mary q contrary

    I’ve always liked Elle more than Dakota. They’re both talented, but Elle just has this effortless way about her I find very appealing. I’ve been a fan since The Door in the Floor, which she was astounding in, especially considering how young she was.

  • A2

    She and Dakota need to be in the hunger games movie. Dakota can be Katniss and she can be Prim. Anyone else agree?

    • Erin

      Yes, absolutely.

      • Erin

        Wait! Katniss is supposed to be Olive skin with dark hair. Elle would be perfect for Prim, though.

    • Grace

      OMG!!!!!!! YES!!!!!!! Elle would make a good Prim, but Katniss is supposed to have brown hair and grey eyes, not blonde hair and blue eyes.

  • Jen

    I think the Fanning sisters are adorable…and I don’t think many people are.

  • FNL

    Weren’t they both supposed to star in My Sister’s Keeper until Dakota allegedly refused to shave her head for the role?

  • Katie G

    The Fanning Parents should be given a Hollywood Medal of Honour for doing such a solid job of raising ‘child stars’.

  • eric jonas

    elle is amazing actrees and i don’t hide elle is beatiful cildren i love she so i ‘mpressev for the elle’s carrier cause i love she and i don’r mind iloooove she so nuch
    i love you elle
    with love
    eric

  • Grace

    She should have played Prim in The Hunger Games

  • riley

    omg ur so damm preety

  • riley

    hey girl ur so damm preety plz go out with me my phone number 619-2842507

  • riley

    everybody call me 619-284-2507

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