DAKOTA FANNING Q&A
The 24-year-old Charlotte’s Web star on her new role in The Alienist…
TELL US ABOUT YOUR CHARACTER, SARA…
She is a fan of Kreizler’s work and that tells you a lot about her. Kreizler is an outcast because his ideas are controversial but he’s blazing a trail and, as the first woman in the police department, Sara has that in common with him because women then had so many restrictions.
WHAT APPEALED TO YOU ABOUT The Alienist?
The fact that we have 10 episodes to tell the story and you can really see these characters ebb and flow. It’s a slow build, which makes it more believable.
BEEN UNCOMFORTABLE FOR YOU TO WEAR…
Well, I fainted in my first fitting so that gives you some indication. But it was actually a privilege wearing those dramatic sleeves and skirts with small waists and the corsets, because it was an easy way to get into the character.
SARA’S COSTUMES ARE GREAT. BUT THEY LOOK
LIKE THEY MUST