No one can ever accuse Dakota Fanning of being self-conscious. The prolific actress covers the February issue of Cosmopolitan and explains how she's still so well adjusted despite a career in the spotlight.
"Since I was young, I've always known who I was. I never really had to go through finding who I am. I've always felt really secure," the 17-year-old told the mag.
And why wouldn't she be super confident? Fanning has been in the spotlight since she was a tot and understands the power fame brings.
"I think that when you're in the public eye, you automatically become a role model, because people are reading about you and looking at pictures of stuff you've done," Fanning said in a 2010 V Magazine interview. "But, you know, no one's perfect, everyone makes mistakes. I have made mistakes and I will make mistakes. I'm only human."
Her bestie, Kristen Stewart, also sees Fanning's confidence when it comes to acting.
"We had a few scenes that were crazy intimidating, and maybe once or twice, she was like 'Okay, I have a butterfly in my stomach,'" Stewart told Cosmo of filming The Runaways together. "Meanwhile, I'm hyperventilating! Sometimes I give her s**t for being so on the ball."
We've got to give her credit for balancing a high-profile career with studies at NYU — and she's not even 18 yet! Actually, we're jealous — why weren't we so put together at 18?
Oh, who are we kidding? We're still not that put together.
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