Gabby March 28, 2017 0 Comments

W Magazine has released a new interview with Dakota! She talks about her work in the film American Pastoral, directing and producing The Bell Jar, working on Kirsten Dunst‘s feature film directorial debut, her first kisses (real and on screen) and more. It’s a very interesting interview, as it sheds some light on her most recent work. Read it below.

Actress Dakota Fanning is only 23 years old, but has already been a household name for years thanks to her roles in such varied films as I Am Sam, The Secret Life of Bees, and The Twilight Saga. Most recently, she starred in Brimstone and American Pastoral, a film based on the Philip Roth novel of the same name, as Merry Levov, a teenager who becomes involved in political terrorism; and next, she is collaborating with Kirsten Dunst on an adaptation of Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar. Here, Fanning opens up about these challenging roles, how she handles what people think about her, and more.

Lynn Hirschberg: In 2016 you starred in American Pastoral. How did the project evolve?

Dakota Fanning: So American Pastoral came to me a few years ago, with a different director and with Ewan McGregor and Jennifer Connelly attached as actors to play my parents. So we were all three attached as actors for a while and this director ended up not being able to do it. It was one of those movies that like you kept thinking, “Oh, maybe I’m going to be working on it in the fall,” and then the fall would be there and then you wouldn’t be working on it and, “Oh, maybe it’s going to be in the spring.” It just kept getting pushed and pushed and pushed and then when that director fell out that’s when Ewan asked if he could direct it. And they said yes and he still wanted me to be in it–I definitely had a moment of like, “Oh no, what if he doesn’t want me to do it, like okay, that would be hard,” but he did so that’s that.

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Gabby March 24, 2017 0 Comments

I have added the missing photo sessions from 2016 and 2017 to our photo gallery. Dakota was featured in several magazines in the past couple of years, such as Town & Country, Elle Canada, Vogue and The Edit, and those images can be seen in our archive. Thanks again to Bella, from, for the help.

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Gabby March 23, 2017 0 Comments

Our gallery is now up-to-date on Dakota’s public appearances! The girls who ran this site previously, Marcela & Madison, did a fantastic job on uploading everything up until 2015, so I’ve only added the missing images from 2016 and 2017. Last year was a busy one for Dakota, specially toward the end as she promoted the films “American Pastoral” and “Brimstone”. A huge thanks to my friend Bella, from our partner fansite, for letting me steal a lot of images from her gallery.

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Gabby March 23, 2017 1 Comment

Hello everyone! My name is Gabby and I have recently adopted Lovely Dakota. The site is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, and there are a lot of things that need to change in order for it to be at its best once again. I’ll be re-adding the old content, such as sidebar information, biography and career pages, affiliates and etc very soon. In the meantime, you can look through our ever-growing photo gallery, which is also being updated with missing pictures from the past two years.

Follow the site’s new twitter account for updates: @lovelydfanning

As you’ve probably noticed, we also have brand new layouts to celebrate this new phase. A huge thanks to Nicole, from, for her coding and Neide, from, for our beautiful header.