Dakota Fanning disliked being called "precocious" when she has a child star because she was just trying to be herself.
Fanning has admitted that she really disliked being labelled by film critics when she growing up in the spotlight.
Dakota - who has starred in over 35 movies and TV shows since she was seven years old -revealed she has always been mature and hated being accused of acting older than her years.
She explained: "I have this whole thing with that word 'precocious'. I guess it's not a negative, but when I was younger, especially, I was labelled that, and I was just being who I was! Do you know what I mean? Like, 'Oh you're so mature,' when I'm just being normal."
The 'Night Moves' actress also revealed that she won't be getting a Twitter account because she wants to keep her life a "mystery".
The 20-year-old starlet added to Lucky magazine: "It's a hole I really don't want to dive into. I don't want to know all these things about people. It's like the mystery of life has been removed!"
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