The Miami Herald talked with Dakota via phone from Los Angeles about her acting career and role in The Runaways.
“It was different, because you are living someone else’s life,” Fanning says by phone from L.A. “I definitely did more preparation than usual. The person you are playing is right there. I had to sing like her too . . . a great responsibility.”
Fanning started out in showbiz earlier than Currie — at the age of 7 in I Am Sam, playing Sean Penn’s daughter.
Can she relate?
“I can relate to having a job when you’re younger, but not being on my own or the drug use,” she says. “Cherie was just a 15-year-old girl from the Valley thrown into this crazy world of rock ‘n’ roll away from her family and very vulnerable, having to figure everything out for herself.”
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