'Twilight' Cast Talk 'New Moon', Dakota Fanning Comments on Jane Role


'Twilight' Cast Talk 'New Moon', Dakota Fanning Comments on Jane Role


At the red carpet of 'Push' Los Angeles premiere, Ashley Green, Kellan Lutz, Rachelle Lefevre and Dakota Fanning are all addressing questions around 'Twilight' sequel, 'New Moon'.

Attending the Los Angeles premiere of Paul McGuigan's sci-fi thriller "Push" on Thursday, January 29, Dakota Fanning and several "Twilight" cast made time to talk about "New Moon". Talking to Entertainment Weekly (EW), they discussed various topics from the possibility of Fanning taking the offered role as Jane to the film's script.

Expressing her excitement over the possibility of Fanning portraying Jane, the Alice Cullen of "Twilight", Ashley Greene, said at the red carpet, "Dakota Fanning would be great as Jane. I really hope that rumor becomes reality." Yet, the soon-to-be 15-year-old Fanning revealed that she still isn't sure that she will take the offered role, saying "I think it is too soon to say for sure whether I will or won't be in [New Moon]."

Though confessing her uncertainty, Fanning was quick to say that portraying the role would be a "cool" thing to do since she is a fan of the Stephenie Meyer's novel series. "But it would be really cool to do it," she said. "I am a very big fan of the books. I read them all and Jane is an interesting part. We haven't really sat down and talked about it. So we will see. It was a good experience working with Summit. I guess I now have an in at the company."

Moving on to another topic, Greene fessed up that she has read the Melissa Rosenberg's script for the "Twilight" sequel. "I felt like a spy reading it," she recalled. "It does come very close to the tone and the events that are in book 2. There are a couple of things that were changed which I think make it more interesting for the visual medium but nothing that will upset fans of the books. I think it is safe to say that it will make everyone happy."

While Greene's co-star Kellan Lutz also claimed that he has read the "amazing" screenplay, Rachelle Lefevre unfolded that she hasn't seen the script, insisting "They are guarding the script like it is gold." Nonetheless, Lefevre told EW that she is preparing herself to play vengeful Victoria. "I have to figure out how to channel that much hatred and grief healthily because that is a pretty dark place to go," so she claimed.

"New Moon" will be directed by "The Golden Compass" helmer Chris Weitz. To start production in Vancouver in mid-March for November 20 U.S. release, the vampire drama sequel will still see Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner reprising their roles as Bella Swan, Edward Cullen and Jacob Black.

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    Edwardloverrrr:)
    Nov 18, 2009

    Soo can't wait to c new moon I like the idea of dakota playing jane BUT dam who thought up the idea of putting a preppy girl from HSM in the movie that's CRAZZY with a capital C!!!!!!!:(

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    wolfgirl
    Oct 24, 2009

    i wounder on new moon if they use real wolfs, use real wolf but use animated wolfs also, or just animated

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    Vick
    Sep 12, 2009

    Well i totally think that Taylor is the hottest jacob ever and im happy they didn't have anyone else be him. Hopefully they will finish with breaking dawn not just stop at eclipse

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    Nadia
    Sep 12, 2009

    I both agreeand disagree with the person over me. I agree with what you said bout Michelle and Vanessa. I always imagined Leah as more of a blond girl. But I would rather see Dakota Fanning then Jodelle Ferland as Jane.

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    blindh
    Aug 10, 2009

    i will admit it's strange to picture sweet and innocent dakota fanning play an evil, and almost demented, jane. but we heard her swore a lot in push, so i think this role in new moon can make her a great actress. we shall see november 20th. btw, vanessa hudgens will not be in new moon. maybe eclipse, but i totally agree with a lot of you who think she would ruin the movie. as "Stacey" said below, "she's too vanilla to play leah." :)

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    Leslie
    Jul 21, 2009

    I totally agree with the person above me Jodelle Ferland would be a PERFECT Jane

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    zoe
    Jun 10, 2009

    dakota will do a great job as jane but Vannessa Hudgens as Leah are you people nuts!!!!!!

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    sank
    May 22, 2009

    i love dakota she's great we'll c..love yll

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    shark evansy
    May 20, 2009

    hello????

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    lori
    May 19, 2009

    NO WAY WILL YOU PUT VANESSA IN THE MOVIES!! as for dakota i think you needed an actrss with a much younger looking face she lookis to mature

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    Adelle
    May 14, 2009

    We can not let Dakota play Jane. She has never played "Evil" before. She is famous for playing sad, depressed, bratty little girls. NOT EVIL LITTLE GIRLS. She is going to ruin New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn. We must stop her NOW

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    :)
    May 12, 2009

    I expected "Jane" to be shorter and younger. I think Dakota Fanning is too old to play the role.....

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    Twilightfan1
    May 04, 2009

    Yeah defenently think dakota would play renesme very well so surprise us with the other cgaracters and jane needs to be. A mean actress who can play it well

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    abigail
    May 03, 2009

    ok just a must do tip do not i reapeat not add vanessa to the movie i dont like her she is just too girly to play that roll and i personely think she sucks

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    queenbee
    May 02, 2009

    ohh no... not vanessa .. she's SUCK. And i think Dakota will do juz fine playing Jane. She's a great actress.

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    kiki
    Apr 12, 2009

    For real if you cast Vanessa Hudgens as leah you mine as well shot your self in the head because the movie will suck. So making Michelle Rodrigez Leah Would be much smarter. Oh ya and i think Dakota will do just fine as Jane, just as long she go's brunet and puts her mean face on.

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    Maddiiee!!! :)
    Apr 06, 2009

    I feel that Dakota should not be in New Moon.She is to much of a young serios actress.Plus if you had Vanessa you would just kill the whole movie right there because Vanessa is to FAKE!!! I think the character of Jane should be someone we wouldn't expect,someone different.That's what Twilight is all about,SUPRISES!!!

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    Kim
    Apr 01, 2009

    NO Vanessa,NO Dakota either.It would ruin the whole series.Vanessa cant act to save her life,and Dakota is just....no no no no!

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    Momo
    Mar 23, 2009

    The only way Dakota can play Jane is if she goe brunet and get contacts like Niki Reed lol and she needs to ditch her good girl act and get Sadistic

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    jddd
    Mar 22, 2009

    Crap dakota fanning will ruin the whole movie if you ask me but its better than vannessa hudgens i can tell you that much cant wait for new moon

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    S02971
    Mar 10, 2009

    I think Dakota Fanning will be good as Jane, as long as they cast the right person for Alec... They need to keep the HSM kids out of this movie though, it wouldn't be the same, I might expect them to break into song and dance... hehehehe!!!

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    twilight_heart_edwar
    Mar 06, 2009

    Dakota Fanning is a great choice for new moon. She is tiny yes, but so is the charater of Jane. She has the skills to do the movie and I think think that she will do amazingly well. And I too also go against having Vanessa Hudgens on the film. She is not Right for the part in any way what-so-ever! I am looking forward to seeeing who it is they choose. Hurry! I cant wait.

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    CH
    Mar 04, 2009

    I think it is important to acknowledge and respect the fact that the Quileute are First Nations (Aboriginal, Indigenous and in the States - Native American) people, and being so, anyone cast to play one of the Werewolves, for example, should be First Nations. It has been far too long that non-Indigenous actors are playing First Nations people in film (look at the early westerns). In that spirit, I am thrilled that Bronson Pelletier, Plains Cree from Canada was casted!

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    edward<33
    Mar 02, 2009

    dakota won't be good for this role

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    aleish
    Feb 27, 2009

    well....dont you think we should give them both a break. I mean though they are young but I think they are both good actress because they already proven thier worth.

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    rose
    Feb 27, 2009

    i have a cousin named sam and she is so pale she looks like a ghost she lives in canada she would be a really good rolefor jane

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    rose
    Feb 26, 2009

    i dont think dakota would be a good jane she should be rennesme from breaking dawn

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    rose
    Feb 26, 2009

    i would like to play the part of leah but im 2 short id like to play jane to but im really dark because im half indian

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    Regan
    Feb 20, 2009

    I would honestly love to play jane in new moon.... That would be soo much fun for me

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    Char
    Feb 19, 2009

    i totally agree with the person under me. i liked how all the actors on twilight weren't incredibly well known that way it made it more realistic. dakota fanning is way to sweet, innocent and pretty to play jane. isn't jane meant to be like sexy. i personally think it should be an actress not that well known. and i dont think vanessa should play in new moon either. lets not ruin the twilight series by getting to well known actresses aye. x

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    keaton
    Feb 18, 2009

    I personally think that Dakota Fanning should NOT play as Jane in the upcoming film 'New Moon'.She's already been in enough movies. I also think that the 'Twilight' movie was such a success because none of the cast members were really famous.And I agree, I pictured Jane as a more protective and serious girl. Pick anonymously! & no Vanessa for Leah!

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    Lauren
    Feb 18, 2009

    I don't think Dakota should be Jane. I know they can't get a person that everyone has imagined as Jane but, Dakota Fanning is so young, sweet, and bubbly it is totally not how I pictured Jane. Also,when I see Jane on the screen I don't wanna think o there is Dakota Fanning. We need an unknown actress for the part. Although, many of us were upset that Robert Pattinson was casted as Edward, you never know Dakota could be a good Jane. I guess we will all have to find out.

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    Ashley
    Feb 17, 2009

    A couple keep commenting on how they think Dakota Fanning is "too young" or "too little" to play Jane. Go back and read New Moon, in it Stepenie Meyer had described her as child-like. So why not have Dakota take th role. And about the entire Michelle Rodriguez thing, she probably would be great for Leah except for the fact that she is too old,(Leah is only around twenty-one.)

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    Raee
    Feb 16, 2009

    Def. JODELLE FERLAND as Jane.

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    Lexi
    Feb 13, 2009

    YOU ARE ALL SOO RIGHT!!! DAKOTA should NOT play Jane!!! someone better get in touch with whosoever is directing this movie and tell him that JODELLE FERLAND is the PERFECT PERSON FOR THIS ROLE!!! Dakota is all sunshine and no spark, we need some mystical aura that only JODELLE can produce!

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    vanessa 22
    Feb 13, 2009

    think dakota would make a great jane she is a very talented actress and being young is part of the vanpire scene. also michelle rodriguez would also make a great leah.. however the little disney stars need to stay away from the twilight movie because they will ruin them!!

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    riot!!!
    Feb 10, 2009

    i think that fanning will be great but i am really begguing not to put vannessa hudgens in as leah because she is pants at acting and jane isnt she supposed to be like not to young because she has her own family kind of thing and she used to really like edaward?=D either way NO VENESSA!!!

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    Leah.T
    Feb 10, 2009

    Some of you guys are saying that Fanning should't do it because she's too little, well clearly you haven't read the books. Jane and her twin Alec are meant to look about 12, personally I think Jodelle Ferland would make a better Jane... But Fanning might be able to pull it off, I dunno, she plays a lot of 'nice' roles, she's never been a villain. Hudgens as Leah, I just don't see it..

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    twilight 4 life!
    Feb 10, 2009

    well im sure who ever they pick will be perfect for the parts. just not vanessa. shes just to...... ugh i just dont like her.

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    riotgirl
    Feb 10, 2009

    come on jane shoul be someone notwellknown and i please dont be so stupid to pick vanessa from hsm she sucks as an actress!, they should chose someone that is not wellknown!

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    DONT BOTHER
    Feb 09, 2009

    i really dont think dakota should be jane i mean come on!!!! and none of those stupid disney stars either....oh and i heard that the kid from august rush is gonna be one of the vampires too....what are these people insane???!!!??!

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    DONT BOTHER
    Feb 09, 2009

    i really dont think dakota should be jane i mean come on!!!! and none of those stupid disney stars either....

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    To all the idiots
    Feb 08, 2009

    to lion&lamb most of the cast hasn't read the books and that isn't required because the movie is very different from the books and whoever said she's too young she's not even 15 yet.

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    wolfperson
    Feb 08, 2009

    edward did not read twilight when he was acting

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    New moon
    Feb 08, 2009

    I heard there is a knew director! Is that true?? If it is ugh! I like the old one! Some people say Shia Labeouf should play Seth C.! I think he is to old and whats with all the Disney actors??? Vanessa Hudgens, Miley Cirus, Shia Labeouf. Oh and Dakota Fanning can't be Jane. I think Michelle Rodrigeus for Leah, and Jodelle Ferland for Jane. Taylor lautner should stay Jacob Black. And I hear they were thinking of giving Edward a Buzz-cut. Oh my god they would reck him!!!! P.S. LOOKING FORWARD TO THE WOLF SCENES IN NEW MOON!

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    Jacob Blackz 4ever
    Feb 07, 2009

    Talor lautner should stay Jacob, I know!

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    I love Kellen Lutzi
    Feb 07, 2009

    I really think that Vannessa and Miley are really bad role models too. And it is pretty bad when they are disney charectors and they are giving the finger and stuff. I agree with Twilight!!

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    Twilight
    Feb 07, 2009

    I think Jodelle Ferland should play Jane, and Michelle Rodriugez is a awsome Leah! Vanessa as Leah, and I sue the Director man!And Dakota fanning, I like her acting but she is to old to play Jane like COME ON!

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    lion&lamb
    Feb 06, 2009

    Dakota hadn't even read the books last time I heard...

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    people read these
    Feb 04, 2009

    i do think dakota should play jane. i think she would do a great job. i dont really know who michelle rodriguez is but i looked her up and i think she can play a great leah. i dont knopw what vanessa is thinking in her head but i know she can play leah at all. vanessa should stick with diseny plus shes a little to light to play her. but im super glad at taylor lautner is still playing jacob black!! i love him soo much. i cant wait to see new moon. i love you taylor lautner . ps. the books are awesome i love reading them and i never read so its a good thing.

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    wow
    Feb 04, 2009

    why could they do something like that

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    Mrs.Lautner<33
    Feb 03, 2009

    i do think dakota should play jane. i think she would do a great job. i dont really know who michelle rodriguez is but i looked her up and i think she can play a great leah. i dont knopw what vanessa is thinking in her head but i know she can play leah at all. vanessa should stick with diseny plus shes a little to light to play her. but im super glad at taylor lautner is still playing jacob black!! i love him soo much. i cant wait to see new moon. i love you taylor lautner <33. ps. the books are awesome i love reading them and i never read so its a good thing.

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    CrYsTaL
    Feb 03, 2009

    eeww NO on michelle rodriguez! nothing against her she is great with fast cars and vin diesel but she is too old to be Leah.

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    KRISSS
    Feb 03, 2009

    DEF DAKOTA AS JANEE ND MICHELLE RODRIGEZ AS LEAH !!!!!!!!!!!

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    tribalink2978@hotmai
    Feb 02, 2009

    definitely have Michelle Rodriguez! i love her tough side! I think Dakota can pull it off, just a li practice! ;) p.s. loved Twilight, and the book series equally ;) cant wait for the Twilight DVD and the New Moon sequel ;)

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    alice_stewart
    Feb 01, 2009

    yes alicse stewart is my real name!! and i agre with everone venissa for leah, hell no id reather die!! and dakota for jane i have nothing agenst her shes just to little so idk im not the drictor so u do what u want to do just no disney stars k thxs !!

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    Lindsay
    Feb 01, 2009

    Dakota can not play jane, she doesn't have the right aura and vanessa forget it, i will NOT let them ruin New Moon If i don't cry ill be disapointed.

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    CHANGE
    Feb 01, 2009

    NO Vanessa or Miley ON new moon. Why? They're a realy bad role modelS. Search their images on google. You'll be surprised to see them in undies and sticking up rude fingers. If they take bad pictures of them selves and make teenage girls copy them why should they be on TV? I DONT CARE HOW MANY PEOPLE SAY WE SHOULDNT JUDGE THEM BECAUSE WE DONT KNOW THEM WELL WE DONT NEED TO KNOW THEM , JUST HOW THEY PORTRAY THEMSELVES TO PEOPLE WHO LOOK UP TO THEM AND WANT TO BE LIKE THEM!!!!

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    twilight and Taylor
    Jan 31, 2009

    okayy i like dakota playing jane but vanessa needs to keep her High School Musical out of our vampire world..... sh'es to preppy and probably wouldn't knowo how to play a rude stuck up leah. thats how leah is supposed to be in the movie...but this is my opinion and i just don' like her in our movie....but i'm perfectly fine with dakota playing jane and i think that Jessica Szohr would be prefect...she has the look and she can totally pull off being leah.....

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    chnz
    Jan 31, 2009

    VANESSA HUDGENS to NEW MOON?.. seriously, what the hell is she thinking?..

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    N.
    Jan 31, 2009

    I don't think dakota fanning should play Jane. She's a great actress but she's too young for the role. I pictured Jane to be much older and much more serious. I'm definitely against Vanessa Hudgens playing Leah. Leah isn't this preppy & pretty girl. She's tougher and bitter. Vanessa can't play her role.

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    OCD
    Jan 31, 2009

    Yes please Michelle Rodrigez as Leah,perfect!Dakota for sure,No No Vanessa please.

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    Kelly-Anne
    Jan 31, 2009

    I agree...i love Dakota as an actress but i feel she wouldn't completely fulfull the role...she just too little...and i'm also behind the idea of NOT casting Vanessa Hudgens

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    WoLfChIcK
    Jan 31, 2009

    Just a suggestion... Michelle Rodrigez would play a fantastic Leah Clearwater to Vanessa Hudgens...=D...please take it on board...and Dakota would do a good job at playing Jane...but there's something that doen't sit well with me on that topic

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    Stacey
    Jan 31, 2009

    *Unknown, not inknown.

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    Stacey
    Jan 31, 2009

    Michelle Rodriguez is too old and butchy to play Leah. Btw, Leah is not "rude" and "stuck up"; she's bitter because she's scorned/heartbroken. And, the Vanessa girl is too vanilla to play Leah. I'd like to see an inknown get the chance. Lastly, I'd like to see Jodelle Ferland, not Dakota, play Jane.

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