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Dakota Fanning Says She's 'Happily Not Single'

Dakota Fanning Says She's 'Happily Not Single'

Dakota Fanning is in full bloom for the cover of Vogue Australia‘s February 2018 issue.

The 23-year-old The Alienist actress opened up to the mag about staying out of trouble as a child actor and also how she’s “happily not single.” (If you didn’t know, Dakota is dating Henry Frye right now)

On dating: Dakota says she’s “happily not single”, but not dating “a public person.”"I’ve always sort of dated somebody a little bit removed… I see the whirlwind of [famous] people dating [famous] people and it just looks so intense.”

On navigating the rocky path of cliches that many child actors trip over: “I still don’t know how to answer this. I think because I’ve always maintained that I never felt that I was entitled to anything because I did movies. I guess that comes from my mum. It took her years and years to admit that we lived in Los Angeles… I just never wanted to make too big of a mistake that jeopardized what I love doing. There can be other reasons that it goes away – nothing is ever guaranteed. But, I never wanted it to be taken away from me because I had made a really bad decision, you know? And I’m also really scared of my mum and didn’t want to get in trouble or disappoint anybody.”

On staying sane despite playing tough characters: “[There's] a boundary, and I’ve always said or thought this in the back of my mind: maybe it’s because I started when I was younger, but it’s all make-believe. It’s like: ‘Oh, I’m going to go pretend to do this.’ As I’ve gotten older, the boundaries have always been clear and that’s stayed with me. So I still am just like: ‘Oh, I pretended that happened to me.’ It’s also important to remember that just because you acted something doesn’t make you actually know what it’s like.”

For more from Dakota, visit Vogue.com.au!

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Photos: Emma Summerton.
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