Dakota Fanning will never tell people her dream role, as if she says “it will never come true”.
The 20-year-old actress had her film debut at the tender age of seven alongside Sean Penn in I Am Sam, which earned her a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination. Since then Dakota has become one of the most talented stars of her generation, gaining in roles in hit features such as The Twilight Saga and The Runaways.
Although she has an idea of what her ideal part would be, the blonde star doesn’t want to jinx her luck by revealing it.
“I have one, but I’ve never told anyone. I think I’m going to hold on to it for a little bit longer. It is one of those things that I feel like if I say it, it will never come true. So, I do have one, but I also think that sometimes your mind can’t even dream up the dream role. Do you know what I mean?” she smiled to Refinery29. “There are so many different stories and characters. You never know what you are going to do. I’ve always wanted to do a movie that was a period piece, in Victorian dress. I got to do that. It was so exciting. You really never know.”
Dakota can currently be seen alongside Jesse Eisenberg in drama movie Night Moves, directed by Kelly Reichardt. She plays radical environmentalist Dena, a high-society dropout rebelling against consumer politics by moving to a forest and planning to blow up a hydroelectric dam.
When asked whether she would act in such a radical way herself, Dakota explained the difference between herself and her alter ego.
“I don’t think so. I think that I’m really happy with my life. I feel like I’m doing good things and I think that she probably thought that she could do something better, if, you know, she did something big and different,” she explained.
“I don’t know. It is all sort of situational,” she added in response to being quizzed on anything she wouldn’t do for a role. “You don’t know until it’s put in front of you and you make that decision to not say really bold things. Maybe one day, you will have to take it back and wonder why you said that. I try to stay away from saying never. You never know what you are going to do.”
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