Dakota Fanning is the very embodiment of evil as Jane, a Volturi vamp who kills and tortures for sport, in the Twilight saga.

But the doe-eyed, 18-year-old actress, newly brunette for her role in the upcoming drama Night Moves, said she relished the chance to play against type.

“It’s fun to play a bad girl, in this case,” Fanning said Thursday at a special New York City screening of Breaking Dawn — Part 2 co-hosted by The Hollywood Reporter, The Cinema Society and Samsung Galaxy.

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“I think a lot of people who play characters say, ‘Oh, I tried to find the good in the character’ – like where the badness comes from and all that – and I was like, ‘You know what, I just think she’s just bad. She just, like, enjoys being mean.’ And that was fun.”

Fanning, who recently enrolled at New York University, said she’ll miss the exciting energy and fan frenzy surrounding the premieres of the Twilight movies.

When asked if there’s anything she likes about being famous (since the entire cast is constantly under the microscope, especially Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart), the former child star said: “I stil don’t call myself famous! I find that really weird. … I’ve been an actor for most of my life. That’s just a part of my life. I have so many other things!”

Source: Hollywood Reporter.

Dakota Fanning has defended her Twilight co-star Kristen Stewart over her fling with Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders in an interivew with InStyle magazine.

The 18-year-old actress blasted the media coverage of the scandal which documented the break-up of Kristen and fellow co-star Robert Pattinson this summer.

Speaking in defence of Kristen, who she also worked with on the Joan Jett coming-of-age biopic The Runaways, she said: “Everyone thinks they have the right to, you know, publicise the struggles and sadness and heartbreak and all of that.

“It’s like, ‘Why do you think you are the authority to judge people’s experiences?”

Dakota is no stranger to scandal, having been embroiled in a number of controversies herself despite her tender age.

In 2006, the teen actress’ parents faced extensive criticism for allowing a 14-year-old Dakota to film a rape scene in Deborah Kampmeier’s Hounddog.

A Marc Jacobs perfume campaign advert featuring the young star was also pulled in the UK last year after the Advertising Standards Authority argued that ‘the ad could be seen to sexualise a child’.

Dakota defended her career choices, claiming: “I’ve always been drawn to material that’s more kind of heavy, you know?

“Whether it be dark or dramatic or sometimes disturbing. And that can be hard to do when people think you’re still a kid.”

Source: STV.

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