Dakota Fanning is a ‘control freak’

Dakota Fanning
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Dakota Fanning known for more than 30 movies including Charlotte’s Web and I am Sam, debuts in a wonderful photoshoot done by Billy Kidd for Net-a-Porter’s magazine, The Edit.

The 22 year old actress wore clothing by brands like Alessandra Rich, Alexander McQueen, Merchant Archive, Dolce & Gabbana, Erdem, Giambattista Valli, and Preen By Thornton Bregazzi.

In the interview, Dakota talked about saying no, about her relationship with her sister Elle, who is also an actress, on not wanting others to take care of her, and about critics.

about saying no: “Being empowered to say no is pretty cool. Even when I was little, any of my friends or family would say, ‘Dakota doesn’t do anything she doesn’t want to.’ And I don’t. I’m very sensitive to energy and vibes, and if a vibe is off somewhere, then I’m out. I’ll just go. If it’s not working for me? Just no.”

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on her relationship with her sister Elle: “People unfortunately love to see conflict. And if it’s between family? Between sisters? Even better. The assumption that we’re really competitive, that people even ask that, is horrible. It’s implied our family [is] torn apart by jealousy. It shows people don’t pay attention to who we are, just surface stuff: sisters, blond, blue-eyed, kind of the same age… We don’t even think we look alike! Our personalities are worlds apart; we both feel that, we both know that. Anyone who knows us knows that.”

on taking care of herself: “It actually comes from being a bit of a control freak. I don’t like anyone doing anything for me. There are all these people on set who want to take care of you – ‘Can I get you water? Do you want this? Are you hungry? Are you tired? Do you want a Coke? Are you cold?’ It comes from a lovely place, and some need that, and that’s fine. Me, I feel like if you give into that, you become this person who doesn’t know how to do anything for yourself. I take a lot of pride in [being self-sufficient]. I’m a proud person.”

on critics: “ No one knows you better than you know yourself. And you have someone going, ‘I don’t think you’re like that…’ or, ‘I don’t think you’re able to do that…’ I’m sorry?” she scoffs. “We’ve never met. You have no idea about me. What are you talking about?”

You can read the full interview here.