I have no doubt that kid phenomenon Dakota Fanning is going to win her first Oscar before she can even drive a car. Did you guys see "I Am Sam"...I cried my eyes out I swear! Well apparantly she's too good of an actress, she tackles a dicey, but potentially award-worthy role in which she endures a sexual assault and appears naked in several scenes.
The 12-year-old thespian is starring in "Hounddog," a dark story, as Lloyd Grove puts it, of "abuse, violence and Elvis Presley adulation in the rural South," in which her character gets raped in an explicit scene and appears nude or wearing only undergarments in others. Fanning's mom and agent apparently see the film as Oscar material for Dakota, but potential investors apparently shied away from its creepy material. Production shut down briefly, but filming will wrap tomorrow in North Carolina.
"It's not just the rape scene," says Fanning agent Cindy Osbrink. "The whole story is challenging Dakota as an actress...I've seen the dailies, and in every scene she gets better and better." Talk about Young Hollywood! I hope she doesn't turn into another child actor gone wrong