'Super 8' Star Elle Fanning Takes Career Advice From Sister Dakota Fanning

June 9, 2011 By:
'Super 8' Star Elle Fanning Takes Career Advice From Sister Dakota Fanning

Everyone is talking about Super 8, and no, they aren't looking for crappy hotels.

The new sci-fi film, directed by J.J. Abrams and produced by Steven Spielberg, has summer blockbuster written all over it.

The thriller tells the story of a group of friends who witness a train crash and then begin to experience strange phenomenon in their small hometown.

Elle Fanning stars in the movie, and when it comes to career advice, she has a veteran mentor-her sister. Elle and Dakota Fanning got to work together on the movie, and Elle told Hollyscoop:

"I look at decisions she makes. She's my big sister so I look up to her. It's mostly not about the movie thing, but I think it's fun we have that connection that we both do movies. That's like a sister bond, its good."

And as far as the possibility of a scene with her sister, Elle told us:

"I've never done a movie with my sister so that's something that we are really hoping for to do one day. I played her at a younger age but never really on screen with her so definitely that would be top of my list."

The Fannings are definitely interesting little actresses. While most celebrities their age make headlines for what they're wearing and who they're dating, Elle and Dakota have managed to commit themselves to the craft of acting, and their maturity has treated them well.

Elle recently received Actress of the Year at the Young Hollywood Awards. She was presented the award by legendary director Francis Ford Coppola.

"That was a huge deal for me," Fanning told Hollyscoop. "I just finished a Francis movie, so him saying a lot of the things that he did to me that was just really nice of him to come out there and give that to me."

Super 8 will have its theatrical release on Friday, and it's already receiving decent reviews from the critics.

"I saw it for the first time yesterday and we were just jumping out of our seats," Fanning said.