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’.


“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 ‘Push’ Music Video
Sep, 3 Posted by Shauna

I thought I would share this with Dakota’s fans, its a music video of Dakota in the film “Push” posted by Brandon Klassen on YouTube.

Video Description:

It’s HD 1080p and set to the song “Consequence” by Notwist from their album Neon Golden as featured in the film.

The music video takes a slightly slow motion approach in order to emphasize the beauty of each moment, and consists entirely of the majority of
Dakota’s close-ups and significant Dakota moments from the film. The video is 100% Dakota – there is no non-Dakota footage.

Watch The Video:


Gallery: Film Production Additions
Aug, 4 Posted by Shauna

We have some additions to the film productions Dakota has done in 2013 and 2014 in the gallery now. Check them out!


Film Productions > Yellowbird (2014)

Film Productions > Franny (2014)

Film Productions > Every Secret Thing (2013)

Film Productions > The Last Of Robin Hood (2013)

Film Productions > Night Moves (2013)

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.”

Here is an exclusive look at Dakota in “Very Good Girls.”

Side Note: The new film comes as the directorial debut of screenwriter (Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal’s mother) Naomi Foner, and boasts a soundtrack by Jenny Lewis.

Also the film features a pretty impressive cast. Which includes Elizabeth Olsen, Demi Moore, and Richard Dreyfuss to name a few. You can see the whole gang in this exclusive clip featuring a tense family dinner and a determined Fanning and Olsen.

Very Good Girls is available via VOD now and will be released in theaters on July 25. You can take a look at the clip below.

Video: ‘Very Good Girls’ Trailer
Jun, 30 Posted by Shauna

Watch the trailer for Dakota’s latest film, ‘Very Good Girls’ below.

Movie Summary

Two New York friends Lily and Gerry who make a pact to lose their virginity during the summer before they leave for college. In a bid to gain more life experience, Lily persuades her mate to ditch her clothes and run naked into the sea. At one point Lily stands topless, clutching her hands over her chest as she talks Gerry into joining her. After some debate, the shy blonde throws caution to the wind and makes a naked dash into the sea. Perhaps predictably, the girls’ pact goes wrong when they both fall for a handsome artist, (Boyd Holbrook) and Lily starts seeing him in secret. 

Here is what Dakota had to say in the Q & A  Session for the film ‘Night Moves’. Credit for the question and answer with Dakota goes to Yahoo! Movies.

Q: Reichardt sets Night Moves in the alternative culture of the Pacific Northwest. Your character, Dena, works in a new age health spa and Eisenberg’s sleeps in a yurt. Was it a relief to play a character who didn’t have to spend hours in hair and make-up?

A:With the character I was playing, my hair ended up getting matted in the back. I had this weird little dreadlock that I was like, “Ack! There’s nothing I can do about it.” Kelly (Reichardt) was like “I love it.” So I definitely feel like I learned about the crunchy side of life, but that isn’t who I usually am.” (Laughs)

Q: (Not really a question) – That unpolished look feels like it belongs in a Reichardt movie. She’s known for her naturalistic style in movies like Wendy and Lucy.

A: “She really lets the actors be. I feel like making this film was as close to how people are in real life than any movie I’ve ever made. Kelly isn’t afraid of the silences, and if somebody stumbles over a word, that’s okay because that happens in real life. Sometimes filmmakers want everything to be perfect and glossed over and everybody looks like they wake up with lip balm on.”

Q: What was your most emotional moment while filming?

A:Doing the action in the boat (when we’re about to blow up the dam) was surprisingly emotional. It was towards the very beginning of the shoot and it was really cold. It was three in the morning and we were doing all this really intense stuff and for the three main characters, that’s what they’ve been building up to. Seeing that dam, and how big it is, and (how) they’re on this tiny boat going up to do this act of sabotage — it is a weird spiritual experience for them.”

Q: As an individual, what was your most radical activity?

A:I’m a strict rule follower. (Laughs) People tease me all the time because I’m afraid of getting in trouble for all sorts of things. At airports, I get terrified. I do everything that they say.”

Q: Has your rule-following tendencies helped you transition from child to adult star?

A:I’m sure it has helped me that my natural instinct is to try and do the right thing. I have a really great life that I love and I don’t want to do anything that changes it. [Laughs] I’m more of a risk taker in my work. I’m not afraid of a challenge when it comes to playing a character.”

Q: You attend New York University, just a few blocks from where this interview is taking place, and you’ve been studying women in film and Hollywood’s portrayal of women. Did that draw you to working with a female director?

A:For me, it’s more about wanting there to be more female directors. There’s no shortage of women who want to make films. There are so many male directors and so many male-driven films and there are significantly fewer female-driven films and female directors — and that’s not because they don’t exist.”

Updates Soon
May, 29 Posted by Shauna

We apologize for there being a lack of updates for awhile, their going to be here again soon. Just working on a bit of organizing with the photos and content on this site. 

Gallery: 2013 Appearances
Apr, 6 Posted by Shauna

We have gotten most of the photos from the events (premieres, award shows, and etc.) Dakota attended in 2013 added to the gallery

Public Appearances > 2013


Dakota & Elle’s Stylist Revealed
Mar, 13 Posted by Shauna

Dakota and Elle Fanning reveal who their Stylist is in The Hollywood Reporter’s annual issue, called “Top 25 Most Power Stylists Revealed 2014”

The Fanning sisters with their stylist, Samantha McMillen.