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Dakota Fanning on Push

Published February 10, 2009 in Movie Interviews
By Fred Topel | Images property of Universal Pictures
When you've exhausted the full range of dramatic emotions before you hit double digits, where does an actor go. Dakota Fanning is going supernatural in Push, playing a psychic teen with the ability to see, and draw, the future.

Dakota Fanning Talks Push


"She was very different to anything I’ve ever played before," Fanning said. "She has this special power which I’ve never played that in a movie, so it was kind of new and interesting to me. I am kind of the opposite of my character. I am definitely not as rebellious and as sassy and have such an attitude like she does. But that’s the thing about acting, you get to play people who are not like you at all."

She did some of her own stunts, but not her own drawings. "They were done by the art designer, because they had to be spot on. That would not be good if I had to do it."


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Fanning's character is called a watcher, because she can see. Telekinetics are movers and people who can control others' minds are pushers. "I love the categories of the different people. I think that is new as well. I think it’s a lot of things people won’t expect. I think it will be very interesting and fun to watch visually. I don’t think anybody has ever seen a movie visually like this one before."

Most action heroines don't dress like hippie environmentalists either. "That’s my T shirt which I wear in the movie, so yes, I would wear the T shirt. I don’t know if I would wear it all together, especially with the combination with the pink hair and everything. That’s her look. I will leave that for the movie."

Push is out in theaters now.

For the trailers, posters, review and more movie info, go to the Push Movie Page.

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