Steven Spielberg advises Elle Fanning to be normal

Tuesday August 2, 2011

Steven Spielberg has advised Elle Fanning to lead a normal life, she has revealed.

Despite winning roles in JJ Abrams' Super 8 and Sofia Coppola's Somewhere, the 13-year-old actress still goes to normal school on the filmmaker's recommendation.

"Steven said it's really important to have movies and have your regular life," she said. 

"He really is an advocate for still staying in school - I go to regular school - and he thinks you should have that as well."

The actress, Dakota's younger sister, got the chance to speak to the director on set.

"I had seen Steven before because I went on the set for War Of The Worlds with my sister but I was really young so I don't remember him that much, she recalled.

"I saw him on set on Super 8 and it was incredible."

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