Elle Fanning On Phobias, Friends And What Love Feels Like

Quick-fire questions with February cover star Elle Fanning

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According to IMDB Elle Fanning has taken on 55 different roles (with a further seven films coming) since her first acting gig, aged two, in I Am Sam, alongside her older sister, actress Dakota. Needless to say she's pretty busy. Which is why ELLE's February cover star Elle likes a quick-fire round of questions.

Here she reveals her karaoke song, what's always in her fridge, and why she ALWAYS takes the stairs.

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Favourite ever film?

Harold and Maud, it's my favourite ever love story.

On your speed dial?

My sister – we talk a lot.

Music you play on repeat?

I LOVE Dolly Parton, she recently had a concert in New Orleans while I was there filming and I missed it but she's the coolest.

Favourite food?

I love mac and cheese – crispy on top, creamy underneath. Mmmmm.

Best teacher?

My science teacher at school. I was actually quite good at science and he had snakes and all this cool stuff.

Feminist icon?

Sofia Coppola – she's a woman in power and a mom and the classiest lady. And Annette Bening.

Karaoke song of choice?

No One by Alicia Keys – you can really scream it.

What does love feel like?

Love is overwhelming. In a good way, but it can overpower everything. You think about it all the time and days go by staring at your phone.

Always in your fridge?

Dr Pepper – I love it. I don't drink much coffee so it's my go to.

Most overused word?

I say LIKE all the time, it's the Cali girl in me. And I say neat a lot.

Worst habit?

I used to bite my nails.

Item in wardrobe you want to keep forever?

I have these really soft red boxer shorts with a Dr Zeus pattern.

Biggest Phobia?

Elevators – I always take the stairs. I got trapped in one once.

Favourite website?

I don't do online shopping really as I like to try the stuff on. So I guess Netflix now – I'm on it a lot. I've just got hooked on Making A Murderer.

Designer you'd wear forever?

I love Rodarte. I've known them since I was young and they're so classy.

Dream dinner party guest?

David Blaine – I am OBSESSED. In his new documentary he catches a bullet in his teeth – and it's insane. I don't understand how he's not dead!

The actress you'd love to work with?

My sister. We'd love to not play sisters but everyone says we look so alike – we don't see it – so maybe it'd be hard.

Read the full interview in the February issue of Elle UK

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