One of the many films to premiere at Sundance this year was writer-director Naomi Foner’s Very Good Girls. The film stars Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen as two lifelong best friends that fall for the same boy during a New York summer. As the film unfolds, they learn life isn’t as simple as they had thought. The cast also includes Boyd Holbrook, Demi Moore, Ellen Barkin, Richard Dreyfuss, Peter Skarsgaard, and Clark Gregg.
Earlier today I sat down with Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen here in Park City. We talked about being back at Sundance, how much changed during production, the type of research they do for a role (Fanning tells a great Tony Scott story), how many takes they like to do, whether they like watching themselves on screen, and a lot more. In addition, when talking about future projects, Fanning revealed she’s been cast in The Last of Robin Hood which is about the last two years of Errol Flynn’s life (Kevin Kline is playing Flynn). Hit the jump to watch.
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- They both talk about being back at Sundance to premiere their movie.
- What is the movie about and why did they want to be in it.
- 2:10 – How much changed during production.
- 3:00 – What’s the most research they’ve done for a role. Fanning talks about how Tony Scott made he become a great swimmer for Man on Fire because he wasn’t going to make the other swimmers slow down for her.
- 4:30 – Do they prefer a few or a lot of takes. Fanning talks about recently working with director Kelly Reichardt on Night Moves and how she sometimes only did one take.
- 5:45 – Can they watch themselves on screen and do they watch playback on set.
- 7:00 – How soon do they know they want to play a role when reading a script.
- 7:50 – Future projects talk. Fanning reveals she’s been cast in The Last of Robin Hood which is about the last two years of Errol Flynn’s life. Olsen talks about Old Boy and Therese.