Dakota Fanning Exits LA for NYC, Distances Herself From Sister Elle

Friday, 27 Dec 2013 08:54 AM

By Michael Mullins

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Dakota Fanning is leaving Los Angeles behind and relocating to New York City. The LA to NYC transition apparently is part of a self-imposed hiatus from acting and an attempt to distance herself from her younger sister, fellow actress Elle Fanning.

According to RadarOnline.com, a source close to Dakota Fanning and her sister says the pair have agreed to go their separate ways for the time being. The two young Georgia-born blondes have already grown apart while in the process of creating their own identities and goals.

"They have something of a peace treaty, in the sense that Elle gets L.A. to herself, while Dakota is much happier in New York," the source told Radar Online.

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According to the source, Dakota is seeking a potential career shift in New York City, where she could live off of her personal wealth earned as a child actor, having starred in such films as "I Am Sam," "Man on Fire," and "War of the Worlds" among others.

"Dakota is living off of the fortune she made as a child actor, instead of chasing after every big job under the sun," the source told Radar Online. "Elle is the more ambitious one. Dakota is the one who could quit acting to start a band at the drop of a hat. Dakota is completely unimpressed with the red carpet culture in Hollywood, while Elle totally worships it."

While the 19-year-old Dakota appears to be stepping away from the spotlight, the 15-year-old Elle presently has four major movie projects set forth 2014, Radar Online noted.

In December 2011, the sisters sat for a joint interview with W Magazine in which Elle admitted that they didn't always see eye to eye, telling the fashion magazine, "She is a nice older sister. But it’s not like we always get along."

At the time, Dakota was asked if she ever entertained a career outside of acting.

"I never have. It’s the only thing I feel like I know how to do well," Dakota said. "I’ve never wanted to do anything else."

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