HOUNDDOG, director DEBORAH KEMPMEIER’S southern coming-of-age story starring DAKOTA FANNING, ROBIN WRIGHT PENN and DAVID MORSE is set to open tomorrow and the jury is still out as to how people will react to what the press has taken to calling ‘the DAKOTA FANNING rape movie’.

When word got out that the film included a scene in which FANNING was raped, the entertainment press went wild with outrage. The funny thing is that: (a) the scene is brief and discreet and (b) MS. FANNING is a professional actress not fazed at all by what happen on screen.

We spoke with DAKOTA in Toronto over the week-end and she assures that what happens on set stays on set and she doesn’t carry her roles away with her. Listen in below:

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