The actress told Town and Country magazine she was able to hold conversations with her mother even before she began acting at the age of five.
"It's hard to explain to someone who didn't know me as a child," Fanning said. "But even before I started working -- when I was two, three, four, five -- I was an exceptionally mature child. I just was. And my mom and I were able to have conversations like, 'Do you want to go to California and go to auditions for commercials and TV shows? Is that something you want to do?' And I was like, 'Yeah, let's give it a try.' "