18 year old actress Dakota Fanning has revealed that, while many people her age spend a lot of their time on social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, she is not a fan. Dakota admitted that she is aware if many fake accounts but she will never actually use Facebook or Twitter herself.
Fanning explained to Wonderland magazine, “I really don't need to let people know where I am and what I'm doing. I feel like a lot of people want their privacy but yet they tell people where they are. It's just not for me. I don't have a Facebook or Twitter and I won't ever. There's plenty of impostors out there. There's enough Dakota Fanning’s on Twitter for all of us.”
She added, “I've never really felt like a child star. That name always felt really odd to me. I've just felt like I was an actor at six and seven and, you know, a child who happened to act. But when you turn 18 you're seen as able to do more things and more roles.”
Dakota continued, “For someone who's that young to feel completely at home being filmed playing someone else, that really means that that's where you belong. So that's how I view that film (I Am Sam) as a whole - as a moment when I just realised, ‘I could do this. I could do this forever’.”