News: Dakota Fanning Joins Instagram
Mar, 29 Posted by Shauna

We are so excited to see that actress Dakota Fanning is finally on Instagram. She became a part of it on International Women’s Day a couple weeks back.

 



Last night, Dakota Fanning attended the star-studded Saint Laurent show at the Palladium in Los Angeles with her sister actress Elle Fanning.

Dakota and Elle were seriously shining, thanks to their major makeup. Dakota’s eyes were rimmed with black kohl liner and her lids were smudged with the prettiest icy blue metallic shade. Elle, on the other hand, gave a nod to ‘70s glam rock, smearing sparkles all around her eyes, proving that when it comes to glitter, you really can’t go overboard.

Whether they were honoring rock ’n’ roll legends, or inspired by Saint Laurent’s always shiny shows, one thing’s for sure, Dakota and Elle are what beauty dreams are made of.



Dakota’s all grown up.

Its been nearly two decades since she starred opposite Sean Penn in I Am Sam, the actress opens up to NYLON‘s May issue about how it feels to be seen as a child star, even though she’s an adult.

Quotes by Dakota

“I’ve made my peace with the fact that there will be some people who, for the rest of my life, will believe I’m, like, 9 years old. I have this joke that I’m literally going to be 35, married, and pregnant and people are still going to say, ‘Oh my god, you grew up so fast! I can’t believe it!’ And yeah, sometimes when you’re 21 years old and people are still saying that, you just want to rip your hair out. But I’m OK with it,” she says. “I know who I am.”

“Sure, I handled myself the best that I could and was professional, but I was also a kid. I think that people who knew me then knew I was also exactly how kids are supposed to be,” the actress says. “I’ve found that anybody who takes what they’re doing seriously or seems to be a caring person gets called an old soul.” – talking about child stars going off the rails when older, but Fanning stays above that.

“It’s not a negative thing to say, but it’s also not 100 percent accurate. I might not be running around being insane, but I’m also a 21-year-old who likes to be silly,” the actress says. “Just because I don’t flaunt those parts of my life doesn’t mean I don’t do some of that privately.” – on if she is a good girl or not.

“I’ve done a lot of independent studies in school on old Hollywood, because I think there was something really special then that can never be replicated because of the time that we live in, and technology,” says the star, who currently studies Women in Film at New York University. “I kind of long for when there was more mystery to how movies were made. Now everyone’s goal is to know everything about everything.” – focusing on career.

“I feel like if I did it, I’d start to measure my experiences by how good of an Instagram it’s going to turn into,” she says. “And I don’t want to be living my life trying to see it all in a square, trying to get a photo.” – on not having social media.



Happy 21st Birthday Dakota!
Feb, 23 Posted by Shauna

We here at fanningdakota.com would like to wish Dakota a very Happy 21st Birthday! 🙂



Dakota says the drawback to being a movie actress in the 21st century is everyone knows everything about you, or at least thinks they do.

Here are quotes from what she said about yearning for the mystery of the old Hollywood, when discussing her latest film ‘Effie Gray’.

Quotes:

“I was being asked by an interviewer, like, ‘So, Sean Penn gave you an iguana for your birthday?’ And I was like, ‘No, he didn’t,” (recalls during a recent chat with reporters in New York.)

“Stuff like that where people think they know all this stuff and say it with such confidence and you are like, ‘That’s not true’ or ‘No, I’m not like that.’ … I think it only gets to you as much as you let it get to you.”

 

“You never saw a movie star without makeup on,” she reflected. “It was very kind of idealized and the information that was put out there would have been created by studios and that was what was sold to audiences, so they believed just enough and there was enough mystery to keep you guessing, I suppose. I wish it was more like that, I guess. I think so much of the mystery of the movies is gone and everybody always wants to know why you do this and why you do that and how you do this and what it’s like… I don’t know. I feel like it would be nice to have a little bit less, so people wouldn’t know so much about you because I think that affects how people watch your films.”

 

 



Dakota’s Pet Peeve
Aug, 2 Posted by Shauna

Dakota recently opened up about not having social media accounts.

“Yeah, I don’t have a Twitter, Facebook or anything — and I’m perfectly happy with that,” Dakota told the NY Daily News. “Obviously lots of people do, but sometimes I think you can become engrossed in that world as the real world passes you by. People on their phones all the time is a pet peeve of mine in real life.”