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Dakota Fanning Keeps It Classy on 'Effie' Set in Venice

December 2, 2011, 3:08 am GMT

Wearing an elegant black and white period gown complete with a red cape, Fanning is seen filming a scene for the drama along with Italian actor Riccardo Scamarcio.



Dakota Fanning transformed into a classy lady on the set of her upcoming drama, "Effie". Splash News has shared some on-set pictures that feature the actress playing Jane Volturi in the "Twilight Saga" series donning a gorgeous period costume while shooting a scene with Italian actor Riccardo Scamarcio in Venice, Italy.

Clad in an elegant black and white gown complete with a red cape and a tiara, Fanning was spotted walking side-by-side with Scamarcio on the street of Venice. At one point, the two were seen holding each others' hands and playfully dancing together.

On Wednesday, November 30, Fanning was also seen filming a scene with English actor Greg Wise in the city. That day, she was spotted wearing a classic floral and lace embellished dress that is paired with a navy blue velour cape and matching bonnet.

Having to play young bride Effie in the period drama, Fanning recently admitted that it was an exciting experience. "I think actually in films I've done more adult things in other ones than I have in this one," she told the Associated Press.

"This is my first time being a wife and all of that, which is actually kind of exciting and very fun," the actress who ditched her blond locks and went brunette for the film added. "I get married in the movie. I had a wedding dress. I was kind of surreal."

Effie is a young woman who marries a man named Ruskin. Despite her beauty, Ruskin never consummates their marriage because he was disgusted with her body. After suffering through a loveless marriage, Effie falls in love with Ruskin's protege, painter John Everett Milias, and marries him.

Greg Wise plays Ruskin, while Tom Sturridge portrays Millias in "Effie". Providing the script is Greg's wife Emma Thompson, who also stars as Lady Eastlake, a woman who protects the suffering Effie. Richard Laxton, meanwhile, serves as the director of this drama.

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