Dakota Fanning takes the February 2012 cover of Elle UK!
On her younger sister, Elle: "She is incredibly free-spirited and totally wears her heart on her sleeve, you know exactly what she is thinking by taking one look at her. She's just incredibly... I don't know, I wish I could be more like her sometimes."
On her age: "I feel like I've lived a long time, but then I realize, 'Oh, I'm actually only 17.' I don't think there should be an age limit on an interest, do you know what I mean?"
On physical appearance: "People are always talking about this person who looks great and that person who doesn't. It's there, if you let it in. I let it in to an extent. I just don't let it affect the choices I make."