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Elle Fanning: J.J. Abrams Was So Good with Us!

Elle Fanning: J.J. Abrams Was So Good with Us!

Elle Fanning rocks a Tim Van Steenburgen bodysuit and a vintage skirt from Archive Fashion Library in a new feature for BlackBook magazine’s June/July 2011 issue, featuring cover model Nicholas Hoult!

Here’s what the 13-year-old Super 8 actress had to share with the mag’s Megan Conway:

On filming Super 8 with J.J. Abrams: “J.J. was so good with us. When we were doing the big train-crash sequence, all these explosions were going on, and there were so many people everywhere—and then you have these six kids. He had to take care of us and make sure that we weren’t getting into trouble. There was fire. He’s obsessed with his iPhone, obsessed with Angry Birds. He’d just be sitting in his chair playing Angry Birds.”

On the acting advice she got from Francis Ford Coppola: “He told me, ‘You always have to love it. You can never just act because someone else wants you to. You always have to feel it in your heart,’ which, well, I thought that was great. And it’s so true!”

On big sister – and fellow actress – Dakota: “We haven’t gotten really competitive with movies yet. I don’t think we ever will.”

FYI: Elle accessorized with an American Apparel belt and stockings by Prada.

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