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Wednesday 1 October 2014

Dakota Fanning slams social media

Dakota Fanning

Dakota Fanning doesn't want to dive into the "hole" of social media as she's not interested in what people choose to share online.

The 20-year-old actress has been a regular on the big screen since childhood, and subsequently grew up in the glare of Hollywood's spotlight.

While she regularly attends red carpet events and is happy to talk to journalists, some parts of her life are off limits. Subsequently, Dakota's also not interested in knowing the ins and outs of other people's lives.

"It’s a hole that I just don’t want to dive into," Dakota explained to Lucky magazine on the subject of social media.

"I don’t want to know all these things about people. It’s like the mystery of life has been removed!”

While her A-list life may be kept under wraps, the blonde star admits being on a film set is what she was born to do.

Bursting on the scene as a seven year old in I Am Sam opposite Sean Penn in 2001, Dakota has won a whole host of accolades for her cinematic roles.

“There’s an inner happiness in me, no matter where I am, when I’m working,” she smiled.

“I’ve never questioned being an actor. I think there’s more to that than that it’s all that I know. Acting is all I know, but it’s also all I really want to know. If at the end of the day there’s no other job you would rather do, you’re in the right place.”

After a busy day on set Dakota proves she's no different from any other young woman when it comes to her TV preferences; Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Game of Thrones are among her favourites.

She's also blissfully happy with model boyfriend Jamie Strachan, and cites her mom and dad's 25-year marriage as her love inspiration.

“I can’t help but be a little bit romantic, for sure,” she mused. "I’ve seen my mom and dad, and then I’ve seen other people have so many empty relationships. Wouldn’t you just rather wait for the person you really want to share your experiences with?”

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