Dakota Fanning Needs To Grow
Dakota Fanning is keen to break away from child roles and wants to break into new types of movies.
Dakota Fanning wants to grow up.
The 16-year-old actress, who plays rocker Cherie Currie from the in new biopic 'The Runaways', admits she wants to do more hard-hitting roles because it is difficult shaking off her child star image.
She said: "I can be sweet little Dakota Fanning, and then I can be totally different in the movies.
"A big reason I wanted to do 'The Runaways' was to do something unlike anything that I've done before.
"I'm ready to have people see me in a different way than like the kid in 'I Am Sam' or 'War of the Worlds'. You have to kind of grow up. Everyone has to do it. I am doing it through films, which may be more difficult but it's what I love to do."
Dakota - who shot to fame aged just seven in 'I Am Sam' - also insists she isn't worried about media attention as she gets older and has vowed to live her life normally.
She added to Parade.com: "I will always live my life and always just do what I want to do and what I need to do. I don't think you can really let fame effect you. It hasn't been a problem for me yet, with people following me or anything. If it ever does, I don't know what I'll do. But as of now, I think I just have to live my life."