Dakota Fanning in Flare magazine by Max Abadian, August 2010
The Runaways Making of Part 1/2
Kristen Stewart as Joan Jett in "The Runaways" (2010)
"Reviewing The Runaways in The New York Times, A.O. Scott gushed: "Ms. Fanning, who has shown herself a remarkably disciplined and self-aware actress almost since toddlerhood, displays heartbreaking vulnerability as well as frightening poise." The Denver Post called her performance "uncorked."
One lasting friendship to emerge from the experience was with Kristen Stewart, the 20-year-old Twilight lead who played Joan Jett to Fanning's Currie. According to both young women, re-enacting the intimate friendship between Jett and Currie brought them close instantly, and a mutual respect has kept them that way. "Dakota is so unfaultingly steady," Stewart says. "In most cases, I feel like she's older than me. It's only when she starts talking about boys that I remember how young she is." The two, who briefly shared the screen in Twilight: New Moon, reunited in this summer's Eclipse, the third installment of the series, with Fanning reprising her role as a diminutive child vampire in a long cape and Mary Janes. Her character, Jane, can inflict pain with her thoughts, achieved while staring intently at her victims with eyes that appear reflector-red, thanks to a pair of color contacts. Given how much actors rely on their eyes to communicate emotion, the contacts were a handicap that might well have unsettled another, less confident performer. "It's something that's always been there for me, that I have huge blue eyes — it's been something that people have always talked about," Fanning says. "But I enjoyed the red. You're automatically transformed into a creature when you put those red eyes in." Fanning (who has been reading since she was 2) tore through the Twilight books after she was cast. "They're so addicting!" she says, though her natural taste in literature tends toward the more refined: Right now she's reading Jeffrey Eugenides' novel, The Virgin Suicides". Source: www.marieclaire.com
Dakota Fanning wears a white dress (designed by Kate Moss for Topshop) at "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" Press Conference
Dakota Fanning in Marie Claire magazine photoshoot by Tesh, August 2010