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Dakota Talks Risqué Role and Working With "Connected" Gyllenhaal Family

Dakota Talks Risqué Role and Working With "Connected" Gyllenhaal Family

Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen continued celebrating their Sundance Film Festival movie Very Good Girls at Fresh's celebratory "Fresh Faces of Sundance" brunch Rock and Reilly's on Wednesday. We stopped by to chat with the two young actresses about working with director Naomi Foner, mother to Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Naomi's son-in-law, Peter Sarsgaard, also has a role in the film, which is just one example of how connected the family is. Dakota spoke about working with Naomi, saying, "I mean, you meet Naomi, and she's like instant maternal love. . . . If you meet Naomi, you meet Ramona, and you meet Jake, and you meet Maggie, and you meet Peter. They are such a connected family — they're very open, warm, loving people." This motherly nature also helped Dakota feel more comfortable with the role, which is a more revealing and risqué part than she's taken on before. Elizabeth and Dakota also shared that they have the same circle of friends and signed on for Very Good Girls simultaneously after chatting about it at a "bonfire in a friend's backyard."

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