Dakota Fanning Takes a (Fake) Shortcut for Her Latest Film

07/13/2011 at 03:30 PM ET

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True, she is a recent high school graduate, but Dakota Fanning isn’t going through a rebellious phase with her hair. The actress — spotted this week on the London set of her latest film, Now Is Good — is just donning a wig for her role in the movie, her rep confirms to PEOPLE. Fanning stars in the drama, which centers on a girl checking experiences off her bucket list as she’s dying from leukemia. It’s a far cry from the 17-year-old’s looks for more recent roles in the Twilight saga and The Runaways, and her recent campaign for Marc Jacobs’s Oh, Lola fragrance. She’s the latest in a series of stars — including Anna Faris and Sandra Bullock — to don fake hair for a role. 


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diane on

I thought it was a pic of a young Leonardo.

kelly on

Is it just me, or does she look like Eminem?

Oh heyyyyy Hollywood. on

[…] hairdo, a very short hairdo. And I can’t decide if I’m a fan yet or not. *and update, it’s a wig, […]

Mina on


jeanette on

I think Dakota looks good anytime. She is a great young actress. I have been a fan of hers since Man on Fire. In my eyes she will always be a front runner in the movie industry and a role model for young women. God Bless You Dakota.

Angie on

She looks like Ellen Degeneres

Cath on

This just in…actors will sometimes use wigs for a role!! Really? This gets almost top billing? Slow entertainment day?

Aly on

totally ellen degeneres..

Amy Buckman on

While I admit it’s not her best look, who really cares?! If she wants to cut her hair, what’s WRONG with that?

eminemette on

She looks like a young Eminiem haah she does.

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