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Dakota Fanning to surprise in 'The Bell Jar'.

Summary: Actress will portray Esther Greenwood and her battle with depression in Kirsten Dunst's adaptation of Sylvia Plath's classic novel

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Actress Dakota Fanning is confident that the movie adaptation of The Bell Jar will surprise people.

Fanning, 24, will portray Esther Greenwood and her battle with depression in Kirsten Dunst's adaptation of Sylvia Plath's classic novel.

"It's such an important story, and really different from what people think it is. People think it's depressing, or a biography of Sylvia Plath, but it's not and there's so much humour in it," Fanning said.

"You follow a young woman during a formative time in her life, and see how overwhelming the expectations of what women feel they are supposed to be like can be. We all feel that to some extent," she added.

Fanning says she is looking for similar roles in the future.

"I like playing characters where everyone thinks they're one thing but they know they're not. That interests me, because I feel like, in my life, I'm trying to work that out," said Fanning.

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Publication:Gulf News (United Arab Emirates)
Date:Apr 9, 2018
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