It’s not official that Dakota Fanning will play the child vampire Jane in the “Twilight” sequel “New Moon”, but let’s face it, if the producers have half a brain (and that’s not completely a given, mind you; we are talking about Hollywood here, you know) they’d cast her in a heartbeat, and according to this LA Times interview, it appears Fanning is enthusiastic about the role. The 15-year old starlet also confirms that it’s not just a wild rumor, it really is happening. And get this, Twilighters: Dakota Fanning admits that she’s only halfway through the first book, and hasn’t even picked up the second book, “New Moon” yet.
Some highlights from the LAT article:
Asked if there was any movement on “New Moon,” Dakota replied, “It’s not 100% for sure yet that I will be doing it, but it’s definitely not like a rumor or anything. It’s definitely a possibility and something I’m excited about.”
Asked if there was any particular scene from the book that she was looking forward to doing, she said, “I don’t know … I just think the character is what I’d be excited about. It’s kind of evil, it’s a vampire, it’s really cool.”
Right now, I’m guessing they’re doing the negotiation dance in the background. Fanning, as much as I find her incredibly creepy (as in, if she showed up at my window unannounced, I’d scream like a little girl and call for my mommy), is one hell of an actress, and who doesn’t think this cherubic faced angel with the soul of a 40-year old Hollywood veteran wouldn’t be perfect as a vampire who looks like a child, but is all dark and evil and gooey on the inside? And yes, I’m pretty sure that’s a compliment.
And the fact that she hasn’t read the book yet? Eh, who reads nowadays? Oh right. You silly Twilight kids and your silly reading habits.