According to her January 2018 interview with , it's because she's never actually chased that kind of result.Dakota claims that she approaches acting as she would with any other profession, which is to say that if she's not interested in it, she wouldn't do it."I started when I was 6 so I can go back and watch one of those films, which I don't do all the time, but I'm old enough now that it seems like I'm watching a different person so I can watch the movies without feeling embarrassed." When she's not making movies, Fanning has been studying at New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study."I did a study about female directors and whether the movies they make breakdown the stereotypes of women, or do they even care about that at all," she told the .But even then, they've managed keep work and private life separate."We have our own separate relationship with what we do.
"The best part is I have this timeline of my life," she said.
Playing a 19th century police secretary who forces her way into the investigation of the serial murders of young male prostitutes, Fanning is taking on what is arguably the darkest role of her career.
She even spent six months in Budapest for the gig, which is her first recurring TV role since Steven Spielberg's sci-fi mini series, offered perhaps the harshest take, summarizing the show by saying, "All the good acting here, and all the lush Gilded Age costuming, can't distract us from the tedium of the storytelling." The point is even when Dakota's is doing some of her best work, she's still not producing hits.
Maybe this time around Dakota won't be as much a of ghost as she was during her last serious relationship.
, TNT's adaptation of the Caleb Carr novel of the same name.
Hopefully the studio shot-callers are willing to wait around for that.