Actors Dakota Fanning arrives at the premiere of Apparition's 'The Runaways' held at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome on March 11, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)more pics »Dakota Fanning
plays rocker Cherie Currie
from the in new biopic The Runaways
, and she admits she was attracted to the hard-hitting role because it allowed her to shake her child star image. Dakota with her Runaways co-star Kristen Stewart (Getty)
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."
Dakota added, “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.”
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