Dakota Fanning's Unlikely "Whiplash" Crush

The Night Moves actress, who appears in W’s February 2015 issue, opens up about her first on-screen kiss, why Love Story is her new favorite love story, and why What’s Eating Gilbert Grape is her favorite movie of all time. Dakota Fanning wears her own clothes.

Released on 1/12/2015

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Starring: Dakota Fanning

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My favorite love story, gosh, so, that's a hard one.
00:05
I had never seen Love Story until recently
00:10
and I think that might have to be my favorite.
00:14
Ali MacGraw is so beautiful.
00:16
It was my first kiss, yeah.
00:18
It was my first kiss.
00:20
My teacher who was my teacher until I went
00:23
to a regular school, she told me that
00:27
in between each take, when he would kiss me,
00:30
I would kind of go to the side and just go like that,
00:34
like wipe my mouth off because I was so embarrassed
00:37
and didn't want to hurt his feelings,
00:38
but I was just like, Ew!
00:40
I think it would have to be What's Eating Gilbert Grape.
00:42
That's my favorite, that's my favorite movie of all time.
00:45
I think when Leonardo DiCaprio discovers
00:47
that his mom has died, that's gut-wrenching.
00:52
But I even cry in sort of the happy moments
00:54
of What's Eating Gilbert Grape.
00:56
I just love it so much.
00:58
I've watched it a million times.
00:59
I just saw Whiplash and I have
01:01
a cinematic crush on J.K. Simmons.
01:03
He is so good in that movie.
01:06
I mean, he doesn't play the most likeable person
01:08
in the world in the film, but he was so good.
01:11
I saw that movie the other night
01:13
and I totally relate to it.
01:16
I think a lot of people will maybe see that movie
01:17
and think that it seems kind of harsh and pressure,
01:19
and I understand it, I get it, I get it.