Elle Fanning is the cover star of Marie Claire US’ February issue, on newsstands January 21st.
Fanning, 21, is gearing up for her upcoming film, “All the Bright Places” which premieres on February 28th on Netflix.
Here for Marie Claire, Fanning opens up about the importance of speaking out about depression and mental health in young people – her love for vintage clothes – why Twitter scares her – how her relationship with Angelina Jolie changed over the course of filming Maleficent — and the piece of advice Nicole Kidman gave her that puts her at ease.
On the importance of her upcoming film, All the Bright Places: “Depression and mental illness in young people is so real, and it’s something people don’t want to talk about and want to shy away from. It has to be out there for people to see it, to get help, to not keep it hidden.”
On how her relationship with Angelina Jolie changed while filming Maleficent between age 14 and 21: “Angelina’s and my relationship definitely changed. She didn’t have to look at me as a kid; she didn’t have to censor what she could talk about. That was exciting, to have that relationship.”
On social media preferences: “Twitter scares me! Oh my God, Twitter is so intense. Instagram, I do enjoy.”
On the advice Nicole Kidman gave her about choosing projects: “Because a lot of people are all, ‘You have to be so delicate. You have to choose this,’ and Nicole [Kidman] is like, ‘It’s OK, you’re young! Freedom!’” (source)