In an article by the Guardian UK,
Dakota Fanning is credited as part of a new breed of young actors who are sensible and have their heads on their shoulders despite the dog-eat-dog world of Hollywood. Dakota, at a young age, has already worked with the best of best of Hollywood and is credited as one of the finest actresses of her generation. Yet despite her fame, Dakota remains as humble as her talent.
Fanning has been dubbed The Million Dollar Baby, and her co-stars already number Tom Cruise, Sean Penn and Robert De Niro. Having grown up in such an adult world, this religious girl feels no peer pressure to drink at parties or otherwise misbehave: “That’s not something I think about right now and hopefully will never have to experience. I know what’s right for me, and I stay on my path.”
Priding herself on good behaviour, she adds: “I don’t think I’m a brat although I realise that most people think that kids in the business are brats. But you don’t have to be a brat to be an actress. I just enjoy it so much that there’s no time to do anything like that. And why would I want to, when I’m enjoying myself? My family and friends keep me grounded. I’m a Southern Baptist, and I grew up in the south, so every Sunday I went to Sunday school and I’ve grown up in a family where that’s really important,” says the actress.
Kristen Stewart is also included in this list. Kristen is already considered as a veteran at her age of 19, having acted in many movies, even though most of them are indies.
While talking with Kristen Stewart on the set of New Moon last month in Vancouver, she sighed at my suggestion that she might have anything in common with Bella, her tormented screen alter ego: “You wouldn’t believe how boring I am in real life. I don’t have any of the issues that Bella has. If I wake up in a bad mood, I’ll go running or do some kind of physical exertion. If you completely exert yourself, you can, like, clear your mind. I don’t focus on success and I’m not an impulsive person,” she says. “My biggest splurge to date is buying my own home – complete with a studio where my mom can paint.”