Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Say it ain't so!

Maybe Kathy Griffin was right when she joked years ago that Dakota Fanning had been in rehab when she was five or six (Griffin lost her Red Carpet job for repeating the gag over and over).

From DeFamer today:

Young divas
Dakota Fanning A Diva From Hell, Claims Her Latest Director

Rowan Woods, the director of Fanning's upcoming film Winged Creatures, just gave an interview branding the young star as a "diva" whose scenes he had to cut:

Woods said his high profile cast was a pleasure to work with except for teenage starlet Dakota Fanning, who could be a diva on the set.

She initially refused to come out of her trailer on day one of shooting because her scene wasn't filmed first, and was "intensely jealous" of her young co-star Josh Hutcherson.

"Everyone was on their best behaviour on this film because they have got a `really serious Australian director who is known for his ensemble work'," Woods laughed.

"(Fanning) was the only one who was naughty."

Woods said while he thinks Fanning is a fine actor, on this film she didn't hit the mark.

"She is a gorgeous girl ... but she was the disaster," he said.

"There was something about her presence that wasn't ringing true.

"Most of our work was cutting her scenes and a lot of her scenes were cut."

Ed here: Is there anything left to believe in? If you can think of anything please let me know.


pattinase (abbott) said...

Is it any wonder when she was taking curtain calls from her crib? What kind of parents see a baby and dollar signs in the same instant?

Anonymous said...

Anything left to believe in?

Let's see.

Gold Medal Originals (and plenty of other old paperbacks)
Pulp magazines.
Autumn Colors.
Night skies.
The friend who shows up when you thought nobody would.

John Hocking
(you don't have to believe in me, but I'm here all the same)

Cap'n Bob said...

I hear there's a nine-month-old in West Hollywood destined for Big Things. We can only wait and hope.

I saw Fanning on the Tonight Show two nights ago and she seemed like a sweet kid. Is this another example of the public personna being the opposite of the private reality?