Actress Dakota Fanning has grown up before our eyes since her breakout role in “I Am Sam” as a seven-year-old. But the now 18-year-old “Breaking Dawn – Part II” actress is still holding on to some childhood obsessions.
Fanning, who rocked the red carpet for the new and last “Twilight” movie debuting chestnut brown hair, said she’s still enamored with Hello Kitty merchandise.
"I've got a wallet, I have a card-holder, a phone case -- one of many," Fanning told the UK edition of InStyle magazine. "Anyone who wants to be with me will love Hello Kitty as much as I do, or will appreciate how much I love it, even if they don't love it as much as I do. I've actually got more into it as I've got older. I don't know what that says about me!"
Fanning’s role as a vampire in “Breaking Dawn – Part II” is a departure from her innocent roles in flicks like “The Cat In The Hat” and “The Secret Life of Bees.”
The actress hinted that the ending to the “Twilight” movies will thrill fans of the franchise.
“There’s a sequence in it that will really trip people out. It’s so crazy! They’ll be shocked. But they’ll recover. You’ll see,” a coy Fanning told InStyle.
At 18, Fanning said she’s not ready for a love life at the moment.
“I’m not the kind of girl who really wants boyfriends in my life,” she said. “I’m very black and white in what I feel and I don’t wanna be with someone that I don’t foresee spending a long time with.”
Dakota is friends with fellow “Breaking Dawn” co-star Kristen Stewart, who stirred a media frenzy by cheating on longtime boyfriend and “Twilight” co-star Robert Pattinson with “Snow White And The Huntsman” director Rupert Sanders. Stewart portrayed the fairy tale title character in the film.
Dakota stuck up for Stewart, saying the media overstepped its bounds in covering K-Stew’s private life.
“Well, I just think that media frenzies like that… Everyone thinks they have the right to, you know, publicise the struggles and sadness and heartbreak and all of that,” Fanning told InStyle. “It’s like, ‘Why do you think you are the authority to judge people’s experiences?”