And it feels awesome. Actually no it doesn’t, it feels awful *takes another shot of tequila* Holy crap, this bottle of tequila is older than Dakota Fanning which leads to my rant in the title. Imagine my surprise when I cracked open my gossip rags to find pictures of Dakota Fanning in a cap and gown. So I scanned to see what her degree was in because I assumed she was graduating university but noooooo, Dakota Fanning has just graduated high school.
High school. *drops glass*
The actress has been an in-demand player in Hollywood since her SAG-nominated film debut in I Am Sam back in 2001 and her recent role in the apparently tear-inducing Twilight series as a Volturi has pretty much guaranteed that even if she never takes another acting role, she is set financially for life assuming her agent and family hasn’t spent it already. And to think, her earnings became astronomical off the (green) backs of teenage girls and those incorrigible Twilight Moms. Okay, I’ll admit it, I read the series and enjoyed it. Don’t judge me. Actually, go ahead and judge me, I deserve it over that admission. I also have seen all the movies so judge away.
Anyway. Dakota Fanning just finished high school and holy crap, she was born in 1994 which means I own shoes that are older than her. *pours another shot* I believe my denial of her young age is based on the fact that she hasn’t behaved like many young actors that fly by my radar. She doesn’t have an obvious drug problem, she doesn’t have any naked cell phone snapshots floating around, she hasn’t sued her parents, heck, has she even had any bad PR?
Truth: I think she’s a great actress with a brilliant future ahead. To be so young and successful, I really do hope that she doesn’t waste it away like some of her peers *cough* Lindsay Lohan, I’m talking to you. *cough* By the way, Fanning plans on attending New York University this Fall and she won’t be legally able to drink for another four years. That last fact makes me feel better about this whole thing.