The Guardian interviews Fanning about how she has coped with being a child star and attending college at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study, which allows her to chose her own classes and major at her own pace.
I never liked that phrase [Child Star] I was just an actor who was seven or 10 or whatever. I didn’t want to take four years off for school. I still love life on set. If I explained why, you’d think it sounded awful. ‘Oh, we wake up really early and work really long hours and the lights are really hot.’ But it’s where I feel most comfortable. I’m at home there.