Dakota Fanning looked Each bit the prim and appropriate Victorian lady around the pair of her new film Effie in Venice, Italy.
The 17-year-old actress plays the title role within the film, which tells the story of the infamous love triangle between 19th-century art critic John Ruskin, his young wife Effie Gray, and artist John Everett Millais. The film was written by Emma Thompson, who also co-stars.
For Fanning, Effie gives her the chance to take on a role that she has never played: wife. “I think actually in films I’ve done more adult things in other ones than I have in this one,” Dakota told the Associated Press. “But this is my first time being a wife and all of that, which is actually kind of exciting and very fun.”
The film’s period costumes may also be a new comer to the knowledgeable young actress.
“Wearing a corset every day has been…interesting,” she revealed. “It really does make you feel like you are someone else in a different time. It takes a while to get dressed in the morning and to take everything off, and you kind of get a glimpse into what it was like not being able to take your own clothes off.”
Effie will hit theaters sometime in 2012.