10 Questions for Dakota Fanning

By the time she turns 13 in February, Dakota Fanning will have appeared in 16 movies. Her two latest--an adaptation of the children's classic Charlotte's Web, in theaters this month, and the gritty indie Hound Dog, which will screen at the Sundance Film Festival in January--represent opposite ends of the young star's growing oeuvre. Fanning told TIME's Rebecca Winters Keegan about enduring her awkward stage, tackling grownup themes and selling Girl Scout cookies.

Who has been your messiest co-star: Tom Cruise, Denzel Washington, Sean Penn or the baby pig who plays Wilbur in Charlotte's Web?

Actually there were like 50 little...

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