Snapped on Set! Dakota Fanning Goes for a Gondola Ride (PHOTOS)

By: / December 6, 2011

The Fanning Sisters
Dakota and Elle Fanning strike a pose in B&W shoot.
Dakota Fanning looked like she was having a good time as she filmed a new scene for the upcoming film, Effie, on Friday in Venice, Italy. The 17-year-old actress, wearing a Victorian dress ensemble, rode a gondola through the canals with co-stars Claudia Cardinale and Riccardo Scamarcio.

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.

In a recent interview, Dakota revealed that wearing the Victorian outfits has been the most difficult part of filming.

“Wearing a corset every day has been … interesting. 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.”

Dakota added, “You have to have someone helping you and putting you into these clothes. It just shows how different everything was.”