Stephen Dorff grew so fond of Elle Fanning on the set of their new movie SOMEWHERE, he collected the child star from school and even attended one of her volleyball games.
The pair teamed up to play father and daughter in the Sofia Coppola-directed drama and 12-year-old Fanning admits Dorff's paternal portrayal spilled over into real-life.
She tells America's Vanity Fair magazine, "We had a big rehearsal period. Stephen picked me up from my school, and he came to one of my volleyball games. He had these long (hair) extensions in for a movie he was doing, so all my friends were looking at this guy, like: 'Who is that?'"
The film is set for release next month (Dec10).