Dakota Fanning Says Her Personality is 'Worlds Apart' From Her Sister Elle

Dakota Fanning Says Her Personality is 'Worlds Apart' From Her Sister Elle

Dakota Fanning goes for a gorgeous dark lip for the new cover of Net-a-Porter’s The Edit.

The 22-year-old American Pastoral actress opened up to the glossy about her career, her sister Elle, and more. Check it:

On not chasing after roles: “Approaching a director is just not me. When it feels like you’re clamoring for someone’s attention? No, it’s really ok if you don’t want me to be in [your film]!”

On her relationship with her actress sister Elle: “People unfortunately love to see conflict. And if it’s between family? Between sisters? Even better. The assumption that we’re really competitive, that people even ask that, is horrible. It’s implied our family [is] torn apart by jealousy. It shows people don’t pay attention to who we are, just surface stuff: sisters, blond, blue-eyed, kind of the same age… We don’t even think we look alike! Our personalities are worlds apart; we both feel that, we both know that. Anyone who knows us knows that.”

On not wanting others to take care of her: “It actually comes from being a bit of a control freak. I don’t like anyone doing anything for me. There are all these people on set who want to take care of you – ‘Can I get you water? Do you want this? Are you hungry? Are you tired? Do you want a Coke? Are you cold?’ It comes from a lovely place, and some [actors] need that, and that’s fine. Me, I feel like if you give into that, you become this person who doesn’t know how to do anything for yourself. I take a lot of pride in [being self-sufficient]. I’m a proud person.”

For more on Dakota, visit Net-a-Porter.com.

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Photos: The Edit / Billy Kidd
Posted to: Dakota Fanning, Elle Fanning, Magazine
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