If you needed further proof that Dakota Fanning is all grown up, all you have to do is see her new movie Very Good Girls. The 20-year-old actress stars alongside Elizabeth Olsen and Boyd Holbrook in the coming-of-age film about two teenagers who make a pact to lose their virginity before leaving for college. We were lucky enough to see Very Good Girls a little bit early, and while we LOVED it, we had some pretty pressing questions after the movie ended. E.g.: How the heck did she psyche herself up enough to run naked on the beach?! And what better way to get answers to those questions than to have a Q&A with Dakota herself! Be sure to catch VGG when it hits select theaters tomorrow and click through the gallery below to see what Dakota had to say about her nude scene that isn’t what you think, working with her BFF ‘Lizzy’ and tons more!
On screen, Lily and Gerry are super close. What did you and Elizabeth do off screen to make that relationship seem as realistic as possible?
“Lizzy and I went to the same high school and we have a lot of mutual friends, so we knew each other before making the movie. We were already friends so it was very fun to do a movie about being good friends with someone and actually being good friends with them. We were able to fall into that relationship pretty easily.”
Elizabeth and Boyd are engaged, so was it awkward to film romantic scenes with him?
“Well they didn’t know each other [before we filmed]! We were just making the movie and were having a really good time. We were enjoying making the film.”
What was your initial reaction when you first the script and found out you were going to have a nude scene?
“Well we did it but we had our clothes on and then they were Photoshopped off, so it was fine! I was excited to do it. This movie is about being free and finding your independence and moving on to new chapters.”
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NY Daily News posted some new stills of Dakota in ‘Very Good Girls’ along with the interview below. Enjoy!
In “Very Good Girls,” opening Friday, Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen play Brooklyn teens eager to lose their virginity before college. Their mutual infatuation with a local guy (Boyd Holbrook) creates bad decisions all around.
In real life, Fanning, 20, seems to always do things right — ever since co-starring, as a kid, opposite Sean Penn in “I Am Sam” (2001), Denzel Washington in “Man on Fire” (2004) and Tom Cruise in “War of the Worlds” (2005).
“Very Good Girls” was written and directed by Oscar-nominated writer Naomi Foner (who’s also Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal’s mom). She and Fanning interviewed each other in this Daily News exclusive.
Naomi Foner: So, our movie is about friendship and truth and a lot about female sexuality.
Dakota Fanning: Yeah. Obviously there’s a guy, but really it’s about the girls’ friendship, and about what girls go through.
When I read the script, I was [at] a similar time in my life. I was graduating from high school and leaving for college and going through those changes, so it really resonated with me.
NF: Your sister Elle is 16 and also an accomplished actress. Has doing the same thing made you two better friends?
DF: Elle and I really don’t talk about acting very much. I don’t know if that will change as we get older. In terms of understanding what she’s doing with her life, we both have an understanding [of filmmaking] that not many people have. But I don’t think it’s made us closer. Our closeness has come from just being sisters.
NF: Was this the first movie you made without a parent on the set? I think you turned 18 just before we made this movie.
DF: It was! I was living in New York City and was on my own, and it was a very different experience because my mom had always been there with me — I felt like I was really growing up! It actually was a weird kind of “art imitating life” moment.
I have added to the gallery HQ scans of Dakota’s recently magazine Town & Country. Be sure to read the interview. Enjoy!
Magazine Scans > 2014 > August – Town & Country Magazine
Here is the first trailer of Dakota’s upcoming movie ‘Every Secret Thing’, click the capture below to watch it and also check Dakota’s captures in our gallery. Enjoy!
Movies Productions > 2014 | Every Secret Thing > Trailer Captures
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The 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, running April 16th to April 27th in New York City, has announced its feature film selections in the Spotlight, Midnight, and Special Screenings sections, as well as the Storyscapes program. From the official press release:
The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by AT&T, today announced its feature film selections in the Spotlight, Midnight, and Special Screenings sections, as well as the selections for the Storyscapes program. The 13th edition of the Festival will take place from April 16th to April 27th in New York City.
Every Secret Thing, directed by Amy Berg, written by Nicole Holofcener. (USA) – World Premiere, Narrative. One clear summer day in a Baltimore suburb, a baby goes missing from her front porch. Two young girls serve seven years for the crime and are released into a town that hasn’t fully forgiven or forgotten. Soon, another child is missing, and two detectives are called in to investigate the mystery in a community where everyone seems to have a secret. An ensemble cast, including Elizabeth Banks, Diane Lane, Dakota Fanning, and Nate Parker, brings to life Laura Lippman’s acclaimed novel of love, loss, and murder.
Night Moves, directed and written by Kelly Reichardt, co-written by Jon Raymond. (USA) – U.S. Premiere, Narrative. Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning, and Peter Sarsgaard star as radical activists surreptitiously plotting to blow up Oregon’s Green Peter Dam in an act of environmental sabotage. As their plan marches inexorably towards fruition, they soon discover that small steps have enormous consequences. Old Joy and Wendy and Lucy director Kelly Reichardt crafts another graceful and absorbing film about outsiders searching for a meaningful place on the edges of the system in this atmospheric environmental thriller. A Cinedigm Release.