Dakota Fanning interview with Parade. Have you ever been starstruck? ‘I remember when I was very little my idol was Britney Spears. I had
to California and that’s just who I wanted to meet. So I was
in a store and she..
..walked in and my jaw just fell to the floor. I
started like sweating. I could not believe that I was meeting her. She
told me that I was very cute. And I lost it, I was so excited.’
On displaying a new persona in movies: ‘I can no longer do Lucy in I Am Sam. You have to grow up and I am
doing it through films. Most people haven’t seen me maybe as grown up
as they will in Push. But eventually I’m probably going to play the
person that you hate. I think that’s the fun part about acting.’
What is something you want that you don’t have? ‘I guess it would the simple things. I’ve always had curly hair and I wanted straight hair, the way it looks today, thanks to the hairdresser. But who knows, maybe if I’d been born
with straight hair, I’d want my hair to be curly.You did The Secret Life of Bees which dealt with racial segregation. Did you think about that when Barack Obama was elected? ‘One of the key moments in that movie is when Jennifer Hudson gets beat up for wanting to register to vote.
And now we have an African-American president. He inspires me. I think he is a really an inspirational human being. I just love to listen to him give speeches.