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Dakota Fanning Talks Going on Dates: 'I Find Dates Horrific'

Dakota Fanning Talks Going on Dates: 'I Find Dates Horrific'

Dakota Fanning takes the cover of Town & Country magazine’s November 2016 issue, on newsstands October 11.

Here’s what the 22-year-old actress had to share with the mag:

On the perception of her as the “perfect child”: “I’ve been thinking lately about how much do I care what other people’s preconceived notions of me are. They definitely exist. They always will, to an extent, because I’ve been acting for 16 years already and I’m 22… I was raised by very traditional Southern parents with Southern manners. You don’t air your dirty laundry to people that aren’t your family or your friends. Why would I ever want to portray myself as anything other than together?”

On being subjected to lewd comments at work: “I’ve been lucky that I haven’t had anything directly done to me. It’s different when you’re a kid. People protect you from that. [As I've gotten older, I've noticed] an energy change. I’m sure it will happen soon. Hopefully not, but odds are it probably will.”

On single life and first dates: “The way I prefer to meet someone is through a friend [because that means the person] is most likely not a freak. I find dates, in general, horrific. We have to sit there and ask these questions and pretend to eat a meal, and it just feels so stiff.”

FYI: Dakota is wearing Chanel on the cover.

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Credit: Victor Demarchelier/Town & Country
Posted to: Dakota Fanning, Magazine

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