Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Dakota Fanning On The Criticism Of Her New Film "Hounddog"

Dakota Fanning, star of the kids movie "Charlotte's Web," is as mad as she can be and is not going to take any more criticism about her latest role.

Fanning saw her newest movie "Hounddog" premiere at the Sundance Film Festival this week after months of complaints from religious groups and others who questioned whether her family and the film's maker acted responsibly.

"When it gets to the point of attacking my mother, my agent ... my teacher, who were all on the set that day, that started to make me mad," she said in an interview.

"I can let other things go, but when people start to talk about my mother, like, that's really bad in my opinion ... that's an attack, and that's not fair. They hadn't seen the movie."

But Fanning is now entering her teen-age years -- she'll be 13 in February -- and like any girl or boy who is growing older and maturing, she finds herself attracted to new stories and roles she finds challenging and thought-provoking.

"I like so many things about it that had nothing to do with being abused."

Fanning said she would tell her friends to see "Hounddog," with their parents' approval, because it addresses many topics they will either soon face or, perhaps, already have.

"I'm going to be a freshman in high school in September, and I think it would be irresponsible of my parents not to let me know of things that happen and to try not to get yourself in uncomfortable situations," she said. "It's educational."


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1 comment:

  1. I couldn't agree more when it comes to people attacking her parents over this movie that was supposed to have been controversial but wasn't it is time for people to stop listening to rumors and watch the movie and also those who have seen it like me myself you will know no such child rape was filmed it was done carefully close ups of dakota's face expressions on her face were used no-one was actually raping her people who think that she was actually raped need to get a grip on reality