Situated on the east coast as she begins her collegiate career, Dakota Fanning was all smiles while out and about in SoHo on Sunday (September 11).
The "Twilight" actress was joined by a gal pal as the two ladies made their way around town with Miss Fanning reportedly having just started up the fall semester at NYU.
The academic efforts come just after the 17-year-old wrapped up filming a new movie titled "Now Is Good" in London, England.
Portraying a "terminally ill girl who makes a list of things she wants to do before dying," Miss Fanning's co-star Olivia Williams recently spoke with press about how well the young actress did with her English accent.
Olivia dished, "Dakota did very well, she got an accent coach - there's a big business in accent coaching these days."
She added, "(Accents) just aren't a big deal, it's part of the job. It's a shame that people find it so distracting."