Dakota Fanning Talks to The Guardian

Dakota recently talked to The Guardian while promoting her movie, Now is Good. (She also mentions Kristen and Rob). Here are some highlights from the interview:

On why Now is Good is a good movie:
“I think it’s all in the way Ol avoids the obvious,… Even though the movie’s sad at times, Ol doesn’t push you to cry. When you leave, you’re upset, and at the same time it makes you want to make your life madder.”

On being a ‘child star':
“I never liked that phrase,” she says, wrinkling her nose. “I was just an actor who was seven or 10 or whatever.”..”Every part would usually mean moving to a different state. But each time my mum would ask me: ‘Are you sure you want to do this?’ and I’d be, like, ‘Sure!’ Even if I said now that I didn’t want to do it any more, that would be totally fine with everyone.”

On her disappointment at the media criticizing her work in Hounddog:
“I felt like that what the media did to me was sort of like what happened to my character,” she sighs. “The negative attention made me feel I’d done something wrong for portraying this trauma that millions of people have gone through. I thought about anyone who was reading that stuff, and who had been through that ordeal: they would probably think, ‘Well, I’ll never tell anyone about what happened to me because this person did it in a movie and they’re saying she’s a bad person. ‘ But the point of the movie is that she thinks she’s responsible. This is what victims can feel. I hope it didn’t stifle anyone, because Hounddog is about finding your voice after going through something awful.” She bellows in mock, but eloquent, indignation: “This is why we did the movie, damn it!”

She even did a quick-fire word-association game about her fellow stars scores a disappointing zero on the bitch-o-meter. Presented with the name “Tom Cruise”, she responds with “exciting”. Kristen Stewart is “bestie”. Robert De Niro (who terrorised her on screen in Hide and Seek) is “sweet”, Robert Pattinson “funny”, Penn “dedicated”, Denzel Washington “strong”. Spielberg

earns the most effusive praise: “Mentor. Best of the best.”

Full interview at the source.

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