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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