Dakota Fanning has two covers and inside US Marie Claire’s August 2010 issue photographed by Tesh. I love the front cover of her except I don’t like the greyish background but I love the styling inside, outfits that could easily be created through chain-stores!
I am a big fan of Dakota, and she’s at that stage now when she’s stuck between being a young teenager moving into young adulthood but I think she’s doing a great job, she is very articulate and seems so down to earth and sensible and keeps her dressing stylish and age appropriate.
But she is growing up and her life is so far removed from our reality, she talks to Tom Cruise regularly, Sean Penn visits her on set but she just seems to take it all in her stride. I don’t think we’ll be seeing a Lindsay Lohan/Britney Spears train wreck here.
She’s sweet 16 and she says: “As you get older, there’s so much more that you can do in films,” she says. “I’ve never wanted to rush that; I’ve always wanted to do what’s right for my age, but as you approach 18, a whole new world opens up to you as an actor, and I really look forward to that.”
Inside she talks about her friendship with Kristen Stewart who played Joan Jett to Dakota’s Cherie Currie in her latest film The Runaways.
According to both young women, re-enacting the intimate friendship between Jett and Currie brought them close instantly, and a mutual respect has kept them that way. “Dakota is so unfaultingly steady,” Stewart says. “In most cases, I feel like she’s older than me. It’s only when she starts talking about boys that I remember how young she is.” (No, Fanning doesn’t have a boyfriend. So far, she says, there has been “nothing serious.”)
Visit Marie Claire for more on her interview.Â And I recommend you see The Runaways, Dakota is a stand-out in the film!
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