Welcome to the big leagues, Elle Fanning.
Though she’s been working in Hollywood since childhood, the 19-year-old actress just scored her first Vogue cover. But Elle doesn’t consider herself famous—even when the paparazzi snap her picture. “The rest of the world is like, ‘Who is that person?'” Elle says. “I’m like, ‘I’m sorry!'”
In the magazine’s June 2017 issue (on newsstands May 23), director Sofia Coppola raves about how Fanning unveils a new side of herself in the movie The Beguiled, co-starring Kirsten Dunst, Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman and in theaters June 23. “Elle is so sweet, and a kid, and to have her play this role where she’s kind of like the slutty, mischievous one, very vain and kind of a bad girl—that’s the opposite of her personality,” Sofia gushes. “I thought that was really fun.”
“Sofia was so excited about making me the bad girl!” Elle laughs.
“She just had a really fun, sparkling personality,” Sofia explains. “It’s that rare combination of being sophisticated but a kid at the same time—she’s not a mini-adult like a lot of kid actors.”
Kirsten notes that Elle uses “old-lady phrases,” while Nicole says her work “feels effortless.” The teen actress doesn’t use emojis and only recently subscribed to Netflix—making her a little different than many girls her age. In fact, she only recently joined Instagram. “Before you share, you get nervous: You can’t help but have those flashes,” Elle says. “My sister [Dakota Fanning] has a million followers—which is nothing compared with Selena Gomez, who has the world.”
Like Elle, Selena scored her first Vogue cover earlier this year.
Here, E! News looks back at 24 different stars’ first Vogue covers: