Apr, 14 Posted by Stefy

Dakota is on the cover of the issue of April of Who What Wear. The magazine features a new photoshoot by Lauren Dukoff.

“I make sure that my personal life is as important as my professional life, and those obligations, like going to my goddaughter’s first birthday party, are just as important to me as going to a premiere, if not more,” she says. It’s a life lesson that’s been ingrained in her from her mom, primarily through example. “Really making an effort to prioritize the people in life [is] something that I see my mom do every single day,” she says. “My grandfather passed away recently, her dad, and [his best friend since he was in high school] said about him, ‘If he had something and someone needed it, it was [theirs].’ And I see that in my mom so much.” By allowing their principles to guide her, both in her career and her life, Fanning says she can’t help but feel grounded.
“There’s also just something about me,” she adds, not in a self-righteous way. “Of course, it’s because of all of those people helping to shape me into the person that I am, but I also think it might just be my nature. I certainly get overwhelmed, and I’ve certainly made mistakes, and I’m certainly not perfect. All the clichés are true, like with anybody. But I am pretty together.” Having known nothing else in her life but a professional environment, where being late or disrespectful can cost millions of dollars to the company that’s hired her, has taught her that much—as has working with the crème de la crème in Hollywood. (I’m talking about Denzel Washington, Jennifer Hudson, Robert De Niro, and Kristen Stewart, and those are just a few of the standouts.) “Now, it’s just second nature,” she adds.
It helps that Fanning found ways to ensure that any resentment toward her career never festered, which can happen when you sacrifice a normal life for one in the entertainment industry. “I didn’t want to miss out on those memories,” she says of the kinds of experiences a kid, teenager, and eventual 20-something embark on when they’re not working 24/7. From the ages of 15 to 18, when she was playing Volturi guard member Jane in the Twilight movies, Fanning was also attending Campbell Hall Episcopal High School in North Hollywood, cheerleading at Friday-night football games, going to parties in outfits she now calls “so embarrassing,” and being crowned homecoming queen. In between months spent on the set of TNT’s The Alienist, shot in Budapest, Hungary, she worked on getting her degree in women’s studies at New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study. “I didn’t feel like [school] was something I wanted to sacrifice,” she says. “And I didn’t have to.” – Read More

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