Snapped on Set! Dakota Fanning Busts a Move Filming ‘Effie’ (PHOTOS)

Elle & Dakota at LAX
Elle and Dakota Fanning fly in style.
Dakota Fanning was all smiles as she began filming her upcoming movie, Effie. The actress danced around in a beautiful printed dress on the Italian set with costars Emma Thompson, Greg Wise, and Russell Tovey nearby. Between takes, she bundled up, wrapping herself in a red blanket. Brrr!

The film takes an in-depth look at the mysterious relationship between Victorian art critic John Ruskin and his teenage bride Effie Gray and takes place in 1840’s London.

Despite her busy filming schedule, Dakota is tackling a big milestone now: starting her freshman year at NYU.

“Going to college is a bit different than going back to high school,” she told People. “You can kind of wear whatever you want, and I had a uniform in high school.”

But don’t expect her to ditch her fashionable ensembles for comfy student style. “If you ever catch me in sweatpants in class, that’s not good,” joked the star. “I’ve tried not to dress like that.”