Elle Fanning became Tinsel Town's new darling after starring as Sleeping Beauty, opposite Angelina Jolie, in that it took until adulthood — just barely for Elle, who is 19 at the time of this writing — for them to really connect.But even then, they've managed keep work and private life separate.And now time, sweet time, has diminished the relevance of the entire cast.In fact, none of Dakota's subsequent films have come close to the level of blockbuster success that enjoyed, despite the fact that she routinely works with venerable actors in what are clearly prestige projects.It's just like an endless, endless hole, and I just …can't," she told the fashion mag, adding, "So all those parts, I never really thought about them as that.
According to her January 2018 interview with , it's because she's never actually chased that kind of result.
Having said that, you also have to take into consideration the immense fandom of one of Dakota's contemporaries, Jennifer Lawrence, who seems to operate on the other end of that spectrum.
Offering a seemingly endless slew of frank and humorous personal anecdotes, the star has permanently endeared her fanbase to the point where it's almost impossible to cruise around the internet without stumbling across a new "Why We Love JLaw This Week" article. "It's been so exciting to branch out and do different things and push myself in a different way, to have new challenges, which directing certainly was," Dakota said, adding, "I definitely hope to do more." We're not sure if that means she's going to drift more permanently behind the scenes, but a peek at her upcoming projects gives us a hint. Though it will be the second film adaptation of a hugely popular novel, the current iteration has languished in so-called "development hell" for years, with Julia Stiles originally attached to it for years only to relinquish the rights after failing to get it off the ground.
Dakota Fanning, who at age 8 became the youngest nominee in history at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, turns 23 in 2018.
She's still acting, taking college classes, and even dating, but she's also been expertly dodging the tabloid hot seat.