She’s definitely one of the most talented teen actresses in Hollywood and it seems that her charisma and talent have helped Dakota Fanning become acquainted to fame at quite an early age. All grown-up now, 18 year old Dakota Fanning channels her inner chicness by posing for Wonderland’s April/May 2012 issue donning an array of vintage-chic ensembles that suit her personality perfectly.
Between shoots, Ms. Fanning also found time to sit down for a chat with the magazine where she gushed on her career boom after her ‘I Am Sam’ role, celebrity impact on her childhood, her aversion towards the social media and more, so check out highlights of Ms. Fanning’s interview!
Dakota Fanning’s breakthrough performance was in the 2001 movie “I Am Sam”, movie role that propulsed the then 7 year old actress to stardom. On her career boom, Ms. Fanning shares with Wonderland that she views that moment as the moment she knew she loved acting. She says:
“For someone who’s that young to feel completely at home being filmed playing someone else, that really means that that’s where you belong. So that’s how I view that film as a whole – as a moment when I just realized, ‘I could do this. I could do this forever.’”
Celebrity life is definitely not an easy thing to handle especially for young kids but it seems that Dakota managed to push through all the negative parts of being famous quite successfully, although she does admit the whole celebrity-naming thing felt a bit odd as she never felt she was a star. She tells the magazine that:
“I’ve never really felt like a child star, that name always felt really odd to me. I’ve just felt like I was an actor at 6 and 7 and, you know, a child who happened to act. But when you turn 18 you’re seen as able to do more things and more roles.”
Although the social media has boomed, Dakota Fanning states that she’s not quite a fan of socializing on the Internet. She’s one of the few celebrities that have not turned towards the Facebook or Twitter and she motivates her decision by saying:
“I just, I really don’t need to let people know where I am and what I’m doing. I feel like a lot of people want their privacy but yet they tell people where they are. [Laughs] It’s just not for me. I don’t have a Facebook or Twitter and I won’t ever. There’s plenty of impostors out there! There’s enough Dakota Fannings on Twitter for all of us!”
Find out more about Dakota Fanning and check out her full photo spread in the April/May 2012 issue of Wonderland magazine. Photos courtesy of Wonderland