In an age when her peers are dancing drunkenly on tables at clubs, having multiple wardrobe malfunctions in front of paparazzi and having affairs with married men, Dakota Fanning's earned herself a sparkling reputation. With the exception of her Marc Jacobs perfume ad, which was banned in Britain in 2011 for being too "sexually provocative," Dakota has led a normal, scandal-free life. She was crowned homecoming queen in high school, and somehow she's managing to attend NYU while balancing her acting commitments.
But in her next film "Very Good Girls," she is shedding her good-girl image in a big way. In the movie, which co-stars Elizabeth Olsen, their characters make a pact to lose their virginity the summer they graduate high school. One scene required Dakota to go nude on camera, which was definitely new territory for her.
"Yeah, well, I've never done that before and I'm very newly allowed to do that," she told MTV while promoting the film at the Sundance Film Festival. "I was newly 18, so yeah, it was, it's kind of a sensitive thing, but it's a part of life."
This is hardly Dakota's first controversial role. She shocked audiences and film financiers alike in 2007's "Hounddog," when she portrayed a girl who experiences rape at a very young age. And she definitely played against-type as wild rocker Cherie Currie in 2010's "The Runaways." But a Dakota Fanning nude scene is still sure to stun the many people who remember her best as the tiny, wide-eyed innocent playing opposite Tom Cruise in "War of the Worlds."
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