Here’s what the 19-year-old actress had to share with the mag:
On who the Neon Demon truly is: “We realized, as we were ﬁlming, who the Neon Demon was. I thought it was L.A. or the models, but actually it’s kind of…me. But it’s also beauty. Beauty can be your demise. And this is so prevalent now because of social media and apps that make you look a certain way. People really care about the way they look—all the time.”
On following in her sister Dakota‘s footsteps: “I was born in Georgia. My sister [Dakota Fanning] started ﬁrst, so she went out with my mom to test it out. Me and my dad stayed behind. Then my sister got all this stuﬀ and was doing movies and we were like, I guess we have to move to L.A. We just stayed. That’s my home. I mean, I was so young. I’m a California girl.”
On learning from her co-star Abbey Lee Kershaw: “In a weird way I kind of idolized [Abbey Lee] when I was young because I loved fashion. She had to teach me how to do the walk for the casting scene. I thought she was just walking, and she was like, ‘No, there’re rules to it. You can’t move your arms. Lean back. Make your legs look longer.’ It’s so intense.”
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