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.



Irish director Gerard Barrett has gotten actress Dakota Fanning on board for his new film, “Brain on Fire”, which begins shooting this Summer in New York. The film is based on a New York Times bestseller about a girl who gets this mystery illness and they can’t diagnose it. The lead character role of Susannah Cahalan will be played by Dakota Fanning.



We’ve added the first look still from Dakota’s film “Franny” to the gallery.



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

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



Images: “Effie Gray” Poster
Feb, 6 Posted by Shauna

We have uploaded the latest “Effie Gray” poster to the gallery.



Video: New ‘Effie Gray’ Trailer
Jan, 17 Posted by Shauna

Watch the newly released “Effie Gray” Trailer below.

Brief movie description:

Effie Gray is the story of a young woman coming of age, finding her own voice in a world where women were expected to be seen but not heard.



Images :: Dakota Back In 2002
Dec, 28 Posted by Shauna

We’ve added the public appearances Dakota was seen at in 2002 to the gallery.

 



Images :: Dakota Back In 2001
Dec, 27 Posted by Shauna

We have the public appearances Dakota attended back in 2001 in the gallery now.

                                                            

 



Images :: Dakota Back In 2000
Dec, 27 Posted by Shauna

We’ve gotten the public appearance Dakota attended way back in 2000 up in the gallery.



According to reports Dakota won’t be having a lavish party when she celebrates her 21st birthday. The actress spoke with the New York Post recently, saying that her next birthday isn’t a big deal to her.

Quotes from Dakota on her Birthday plans…

“I have no idea what to do,” revealed the actress.

“It’s been such a talked-about thing for so long, like, what are you gonna do for your birthday, that I think by the time it rolls around I’m just going to stay home with five friends and call it a day,” continued Fanning.

Quotes from Dakota on her hobby…

She also revealed that she spends most of her free time dedicating herself to a hobby—a hobby that wouldn’t be thought of for most celebrities at her age. Dakota said that she enjoys knitting, and that she has made a scarf for all the directors she has worked with since she started immersing herself in the hobby.

“Pretty much every director I’ve ever worked for I’ve knit a scarf for,” said Fanning.