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All Grown Up


Dakota Fanning, who stars as a vampire in the latest Twilight film, New Moon, is also featured in the recent issue of Teen Vogue. Asked by the mag if she’s going through any off-screen teen angst, Dakota says no. “I get my rebellion out through my movies. I’m boring in that way. I enjoy having a normal life.”


Halfway through her junior year at a private school in Los Angeles, Dakota says the kids have never treated her any differently than anyone else. “I started there in the ninth grade, and they were pretty receptive to me right away. I really wanted a home base, because I feel like no matter how old people are, they remember homecoming. They remember their senior prom. And I really wanted that.”


“We became really close,” Dakota says of Kristen Stewart, “like we’d known each other for our whole lives. We talk all the time.” Their off-set friendship added a layer of peculiarity to the proceedings on the New Moon set—”I’ve never been such an evil character, and because I do know Kristen so well, being mean to her was really weird. It’s like, Sorry, dude!”

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