Elle Fanning, 12 year-old sister of actress Dakota, stars with Stephen Dorff in Sofia Coppola’s Somewhere, set in one of her idol Marilyn Monroe’s favourite haunts – Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont Hotel.
I’d been there before for some interviews and photo shoots, but I hadn’t spent that much time there. Now, I feel like I know it so well. When I first got there, I was like, “Am I walking where Marilyn Monroe walked?”
This month Elle tells Interview magazine about her lifelong admiration for MM:
INTERVIEW: Is there anyone you’d really like to work with? Who was your favourite actor growing up?
ELLE: My favorite actress is Marilyn Monroe.
INTERVIEW: She’s gonna be tricky to work with.
ELLE: Yeah. [laughs]
INTERVIEW: Have you ever seen any of Marilyn Monroe’s films? Or do you just like her look?
ELLE: Yeah, I mean, of course-I love her look and everything. But I’ve seen The Seven Year Itch  and I loved that. I watched that all the time when I was little. I liked the dress. I was her for Halloween when I was 7. I did the makeup and the mole and I did all the poses with blowing kisses and all that. But also, of course, I’d love to do something with my sister. I’ve never really acted with her before. I’ve played her at a younger age, but we’ve never been in the same scenes together.