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Dakota Fanning & Jennifer Hudson are Bee-st Friends

Dakota Fanning & Jennifer Hudson are Bee-st Friends

Actress Dakota Fanning and actress/singer Jennifer Hudson from the film The Secret Life Of Bees, pose for a portrait during the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival at The Sutton Place Hotel in Toronto, Canada on Saturday.

Via Wiki:Set in South Carolina in 1964, The Secret Life of Bees tells the story of Lily Owens, whose life has been shaped around the blurred memory of the afternoon her mother was killed. When Lily’s fierce-hearted black “stand-in mother,” Rosaleen, insults three of the deepest racists in town, Lily decides to spring them both free. They escape to Tiburon, South Carolina – a town that holds the secret to her mother’s past. Taken in by an eccentric trio of black beekeeping sisters, Lily is introduced to their mesmerizing world of bees and honey, and the Black Madonna.

The film is based off the 2002 best selling novel of American author Sue Monk Kidd and will be released on Oct. 17.

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  • kiki

    Look at Dakota. She’s a grown up now.

  • Amanda

    dakota is adorable ;D

  • becca

    Dakota Fanning is so pretty! Shes so old now!!

  • Me

    She used to be so much cuter but she still is real cute, and its cool to find out that she isn’t like Miley Cyrus who is so much into attention when in reality Dakota deserves all that attention since she is way MORE talented.. her teeth are so SMALL!

  • nda

    dakota is different, she’s so…… beautiful!!!

    she’s not a little girl anymore…

  • Stefanie

    aww dakota is such a cutie! she grew up so quickly!! lets hope she’ll stay on the right path :)

  • Antineah

    WOW, Dakota has grown, she is very cute, she looks a little like Portia De Rossi now.

  • amy

    DF has grown into a very beautiful girl…she seems so poised….adorable :D

  • Georgia

    I can’t wait to see this movie. Dakota will be stunning with she matures.

  • Emme

    The Secret Life of Bees is one of my favorite books! I was kind of wary when finding out they made it into a movie…for anyone who’s read it, we could all say it was a very touching book. I’ve always imagined Lily to be older, but I guess Dakota suits her just fine. I hope they don’t ruin the book though!

  • ~*nelena luver*~

    Dakota is sooooooooooooooo pretty!!!!!! Love u Dakota!!!!!!!! = D
    HEY HANNAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ~*nelena luver*~

    Dakota is sooooooooooooooo pretty!!!!!! Love u Dakota!!!!!!!! = D
    HEY HANNAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • michelle

    Dakota’s adorable! I saw her at Comic-Con. She missed her panel because she was stuck in traffic but she made sure to come say hi to all of us. I can’t believe how grown up she is now!

  • shenanyginz

    dakota looks beautiful! She’s all grown up!
    hey Hudson and Fanning are also in WInged Creatures together… I guess they’re inseparable!

  • yes!

    I read the book two years ago and it was AMAZING!!!! I’m so glad they made it into a film. Dakota is cast perfectly and so is Queen Latifa. I can’t wait. I highly recommend reading this book as well.

  • Halli

    It will be interesting to see how Hollywood will handle her transition from kid actress to more adult roles. Hollywood is cold though, they could drop her like its hot and only think of her as a child actress and move on to other young women. Time will tell.

  • courtney

    Hilarie Burton of ONE TREE HILL plays her mom in the movie.

  • Whatever

    ^^^^ So who cares??????????

  • brown Power

    Why is it every time you put a white person next to any person of color, they always come off as blonde, blue eyed devils? Dakota looks scary! Damn white people!

  • chriseler 1

    This is one amazing book and hope the directors and actors were able to do justice to it.

  • dfksw

    dakota is gorgeous

  • mz Sass

    I saw the trailer of this movie on REELZ channel, makes me want to read the book.
    Dakota is really growing up. She looks to be a very intelligent young girl.

  • mz Sass

    I “lost” my original reply to this.

    #19, Are you serious?

    Seeing the trailer makes me want to read the book.
    Dakota’s growing up!

  • Bakleeta aketch

    Whoa! She looks sophisticated, intelligent and gorgeous! And she’s only 14!!!!!

  • joss

    see this is how a 14 year old suppose to look like

  • Portia

    Can’t wait to see this movie cause Hilarie Burton is in it too


    ow she’s soooo cute

    adore Daky ^^

    God bless her

  • LOL

    I heard Hilarie doesn’t even have any lines in the movie.LOL
    Sucks for uuuuuuuuuu

  • Natalie

    holy shitsu she got old lol

    she’s pretty but the girl needs to get her eyebrows done hahaha

  • gforce

    dakota has nasty teeth!

  • ali

    i loved this book! can’t wait to see it!

  • debra77

    Now this is a young girl to have your kids emulate. She is a smart and well poised young girl. We don’t see her on my-face or face-book talking about others. She is not poising half naked…She is not running after every young guy around. She has made such a mark in the entertainment field. She has worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood. I don’t understand why she is not on the cover of every teen magazine showing other young girls how to be successful and respected. Her parents are the ones who should write a book. I would want a daughter of mine to follow her example without a second thought. To all the other teens. Success is not the clothes you wear, or how much money you make… it is not measured by the number of hits on your my-space or face-book… it is not determined by who you date, or who knows your name. It is all about RESPECT and the way you are viewed in an industry that is ever changing.


  • HeeartZanessa

    Dakota is so cute! .

  • Jackie

    She looks like AnnaSophia Rob

  • mz Sass

    I just had to say to #32..that was extremely well said.


    omj! she’s growning up so fast i love you and she’s so cute

  • kt

    wow,she looks different.

    shes beautiful!

  • k

    in the 3rd picture, she looks like Amanda Seyfried.

  • Good victoria

    I loved that book…I also pictured Lily as someone who was much older than Dakota is playing…But, if the movie is great, and the actresses pull it off, ( like in the book )…then I’m going to be the first in line………Jennifer is pretty…she has come along very well since American Idol….I wish her well..

  • megan

    awww dakota is turning into a beautiful young woman. : )

  • lee

    Dakota, you grew up. This is one adorable girl who has the acting chops to match.

  • Portia

    How do u know? We’ll see.
    p.s. Get lost, hater.

  • N

    I totally agree with post #32, couldn’t have said it better myself.

    I cannot wait to see her work as she gets older. She is also going to be a stunner!!!!!!!!

  • g

    OMG! Dakota is a fugly girl !

  • Erin

    Dakota will definitely get more beautiful when she gets older.
    She is gorgeous already, but i’m just shocked at how old shes gotten.
    the last time i saw a picture of her she was so young.
    and now
    she’s a young lady.

  • Dakota lover

    Dakota is absolutely gorgeous!