Former child actress Dakota Fanning is celebrating her recent transition to adult actress by taking her clothes off for a movie.
"Yeah, well, I've never done that before and I'm very newly allowed to do that," she explained to MTV News at the Sundance Film Festival, where she was out promoting the movie.
"I was newly 18, so yeah, it was, it's kind of a sensitive thing, but it's a part of life."
Fanning goes on to reveal that her first on-screen nudity aptly takes place during a sex scene in which she loses her virginity — a moment she recalls was very uncomfortable.
It also means that Fanning had to capture that life-changing moment in the film. "No one's ever comfortable [doing love scenes]," she explained, before Olsen had some advice on getting through them.
"No, you just have to go for it. Sorry, I didn't do a sex scene in this movie so I should shut up," she quipped.
The movie, slated to come out later this year, follows Fanning and Elizabeth Olson as two best friends who, fresh out of high school, are determined to lose their virginity. Unlike "American Pie" in every way but the pact, the two friends end up falling for the same guy.
The actor who got to mix it up with Fanning in the scene, Boyd Holbrook, notes that it's the realism of the scene that will have fans connecting to what Fanning is going through in that instant.
"As in life it's not always so perfect and glossy and seamless," he said.
"It's quite awkward sometimes especially with that. This film's about its going into life, first sexual experience, so it's all about the environment and not taking it too serious."
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