Arts Interview: Flight of Fanning

More than a decade after finding fame as a child star, Dakota Fanning is now becoming recognised as an actor of substance in her own right, writes James Mottram.

5th October, 2014
Dakota Fanning: I'm a pretty logical, reasonable person in general. I don't take the pain of my character home with me'

It’s alarming to think that Dakota Fanning is still only 20 years old. At a time when most young adults are just finding their feet, studying at college or undertaking their first jobs, Fanning has already been working for two-thirds of her life, breaking through in the 2001 movie I Am Sam. Perhaps it was no surprise that Fanning was cast as Lucy, the precocious seven-year-old daughter to Sean Penn’s mentally challenged father. After all,...

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