Dakota Fanning attends, with her dad, the game between the New York Knicks and the Miami Heat at Madison Square Garden on November 30, 2014 in New York City.
Dakota Fanning is soon turning 21, but says she prefers knitting to partying.
“Pretty much every director I’ve ever worked for I’ve knit a scarf for,” the “Twilight” star said.
Fanning, whose birthday is in February, has no plans to hit the clubs.
“I have no idea what to do. 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.”
Dakota Fanning attend the 2nd Annual Save The Children Illumination Gala at the Plaza on November 19, 2014 in New York City.
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Dakota attends Barneys New York ‘Baz Dazzled’ holiday window unveiling dinner at Central Park Zoo on November 13, 2014 in New York City.
Dakota attended the ‘It Girls of W Magazine’ Celebration in New York, last night and pictures have been added to the gallery. Unfortunately only one is HQ and untagged the rest is MQ and tagged. Hopefully we will get them in better quality soon. Enjoy!
A few steps away was the actress Dakota Fanning, who certainly qualifies as more than just It. What does the label mean to her? “I think of somebody who’s not me! When you hear that, you think of someone who’s very chic and cool. And it’s exciting to be in a room with all these chic, cool girls.”
I’m sorry for the lack of updates, I was trying to catch up with everything. Here are some HQ pictures of Dakota supporting her sister at the Opening Ceremony during New York Fashion Week and at the Rodarte fashion show on Sept. 7th-9th. Enjoy!
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Dakota attended the Daily Front Row Second Annual Fashion Media Awards during New York Fashion Week, yesterday and she looked lovely in a short print dress. I have added to the gallery 39 HQ pictures. Enjoy!
Dakota attended Bobby Long’s wedding in New York, yesterday. Bobby is best friends with her boyfriend Jamie Strachan and Robert Pattinson. Below you can see a fan picture. She looked gorgeous.
Crying because my uncle met Dakota Fanning and Robert Pattinson at a wedding. pic.twitter.com/YWLwBHdP5v
— johncé (@Gustaaay) August 31, 2014
The young actress doesn’t hit the milestone until February!
iFanning told me the other day while promoting her new movie,The Last of Robin Hood. “I kind of want to go do karaoke even though I’m terrified to do it. But I think if I’m 21 maybe I can have something to help me.”
Or she could celebrate at one of Lisa Vanderpump’s restaurants. Fanning admits Bravo’sReal Housewives franchise, especially The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, is a guilty pleasure.
“I love Lisa,” she said. “I met her actually. I had my 16th birthday at her restaurant before theReal Housewives of Beverly Hills was a thing. I saw this fabulous woman with this cute dog and then it turned out it was Lisa Vanderpump.”
The Last of Robin Hood (in theaters tomorrow) chronicles the real-life affair in the 1950s between teen actress Beverly Aadland (Fanning) and the much older Errol Flynn (Kevin Kline). Along for the ride was Beverly’s overbearing alcoholic momager Florence (Susan Sarandon).
The gossip columns of the day had a field day with the trio. Florence alleged in her 1961 book The Big Love that Beverly was just 15 years old when she and the 50-year-old Hollywood icon started having a sexual relationship. Flynn, others have speculated, may have been led to believe by Florence that she was already 18.
“I don’t make any statements on what’s right or wrong in the movie,” Fanning said. “I didn’t bring any personal morals into it or what I thought, if they were doing the right thing or the wrong thing.”
Fanning said, “It’s not my story and I don’t really know anyone who that is their story. Mother and daughter relationships are so complicated and they’re so nuanced. It’s hard to make judgments.”
“I just try and live the only way I know how,” Fanning said. “I just do my thing. My job is to be in films and then I have a really wonderful full personal life and it’s personal to me.
“I’m just so weirded out that anybody would want to know about me,” she said. “I don’t want to know about anybody else’s life. I don’t know what anybody want to know about mine. You don’t know me or anybody who’s really in my life so I don’t know why it’s that interesting.”
Type Dakota Fanning’s name into Google and the search yields everything from the trivial (Awwww! She and boyfriend Jamie Strachan dress alike!), to the substantial (a discussion regarding her NYU studies on women in entertainment), to the already-filled-in prompt: “Dakota Fanning feet.” Hmmm. As a whole, the headlines cement one thing: There’s an insatiable curiosity to learn something—anything—about the starlet’s off-camera life. Yet, the 20-year-old, who can be seen this Friday in The Last of Robin Hood, is ambivalent about the topic.
“There’s a lot of information put out there about actors and their lives and what they do,” she says. “So, when someone sees [me] in the flesh, they feel like they know [me]. They want to see if [I] really exist. But they don’t know [me]. It’s confusing for them—and then it’s confusing for me.”
And those chance encounters with fans can go utterly awry. Earlier this year, a complete stranger spotted Fanning in a restaurant and plopped down next to her in a booth. “I’m really fascinated by some of the interactions I have with people and the normal boundaries that should be universal for all,” she says with a laugh. They “go out the window if you are a known person.”
In Robin Hood, Fanning channels those feelings of stolen privacy to illuminate the life of Beverly Aadland, an underage, unaccomplished ’50s ingénue, whose affair with Hollywood screen legend Errol Flynn (played by Kevin Kline) finds her in the hot seat. Here, the 20-year-old discusses love with an older man, paparazzi, and a potential Fanning biopic:
The controversy was sparked mostly by the 30-year age gap between Flynn and Aadland. Do you believe the two were actually in love?
I never met Beverly—she passed away before my involvement with the movie—but [the film’s directors], Richard [Glatzer] and Wash [Westmoreland], developed a relationship with her and spoke with her at length. She truly felt, even at the end of her life, that it was real love. That she really loved him, and that Errol really loved her. I took notice of that.
In the first five minutes of the movie, your character descends from an airplane and is hounded by paparazzi and their flashing cameras. What was that like for you?
It was a bit surreal to film it for the movie. I’ve never fainted before [as I do in the film], but I’ve definitely had experiences that were similar.
How was your off-screen time with Susan Sarandon, who plays Beverly’s mother, Florence?
She’s truly an amazing woman and actor. She’s the definition of a strong woman: She speaks her mind, has opinions, and is adamant about them in a nonjudgmental way. I admire that—somebody who can be strong and not alienate people.
Costuming is such an imperative part of this film. How does it inform your everyday wardrobe?
Even when I’m not working, or even if I’m just by myself, I think about how I want to portray myself that day, or who I want to be that day—and that goes into what I want to wear. I enjoy fashion; I enjoy clothing; I enjoy the workmanship that goes into clothing.
What would be your thoughts on a Dakota Fanning biopic?
God, no. I really hope not. I’m not that interesting—yet.