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Dakota Fanning Joins New Moon

Dakota Fanning Joins New Moon

Dakota Fanning will star the Twilight sequel New Moon, has confirmed.

The 15-year-old actress will play Jane, a sinister vampire with an angelic exterior who works for Italy’s evil Volturi.

“I don’t think they’ll have to put a lot of makeup on me,” Dakota has joked of her complexion. “I’m pretty white already.”

Filming for New Moon will start in Vancouver later this month. The movie hits theaters this November.

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80 Responses to “Dakota Fanning Joins New Moon”

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  1. 51
    zeeky5678 Says:

    IMO, Dakota would do very well in this role, i might actually start watching the twilight stuff now. Hair color is no problem btw people, hair dye, you know? Dakota’s a great actress and i dont think she took the role to become even more famous, she’s got enough fame, what she doesn’t appear to have enough of is her fans confidence in her, when the annoucment was first made that she MIGHT play Jane, 3/4 of everyone on here (including Dakota fans) thought she couldn’t pull it off, because they’ll always be picturing her as the cat in the hat kid. That’s just very low, and makes absolutely no sense, if you go to watch a movie, and see someone you know, then are automatically reminded of all their past movies, than you’re ruining the experience for yourself, not the actor/actress. When you go to a movie you shouldn’t constantly be reminded of other movies (besides if a movie was a sequel) it just shows through in so many people how imagination levels are quite low now. When i watch a film i dont think of it as actors on a screen in a world thats obviiously based upon a script and was built on sets, no, i actually get into the movie. and what i see is charcters running around in a REAL fantasy world, i dont constantly remind myself of the fact that it’s not real, i use my imagination, but anyways. I think Dakota actually took the role to show that she can be a vampire, she can be mean, and scary looking if she’s cast for it, maybe after all of you who thought she couldn’t pull it off, and see her in this role will realize her full potential, and btw, just because you haven’t seen it, or heard it yet, doesn’t mean it’s not there or that it cant happen. Like i said i might actually start watching the twilight series, even though IMO Twilight will never come close to overpowering my obsession with the Harry Potter series, for some reason Twilight just never got that interest that would get me hooked, Hary Potter did, and it’s kept me hooked for half my life.

  2. 52
    Evelyn Says:

    Yea, i reckon she’ll do a good job, who else is young enough to play Jane and looks like her??? But shes never played a villan before so i hope she can pull it off…

  3. 53
    Séverine Says:

    OK ! Bon elle n’a pas l’air d’être mauvaise actrice lol ! Ell n’a plus qu’a faire ses preuves en tant que vampire ^^ Et puis il parrait qu’elle est intéressé par Rob…

  4. 54
    Japanese Says:

    hahaha I can definetly relate in the white skin department.

  5. 55
    renee Says:

    ewwww, i hate dakota.
    for one, she doesnt look like a beatiful vampire.
    secondly, she is a HORRIBLE actress.
    third, i like the fact that the cast is sort of unknown in a way.

    she is going to ruin the whole movie.

  6. 56
    Darrian Says:

    Ew not a good choice. Not her. she is sorta a good actress but THE TWILIGHT SAGA IS NOT HER KIND OF MOVIE. I mean seriously come on there is other people out there wanting to play Jane.. Give other people a chance. Janes suppost to be a woman not a 14 or 15 year old girl. anyways.. its a bad choice. sry dakota know affense.

  7. 57
    Darrian Says:

    Oh and i do think Annashopia Rob would do a very good job at playing jane. she is sooooooo much better then dakota will be.

  8. 58
    Hannaly Says:

    I think the whole papparazzi
    and tabloids & everyone are gonna focus the movie on her!
    Just because shes 15 and whatnot.
    She has a small part,I pesonally wish they would have choosen
    someone with more of a lady-like figure,someone odler!
    But she alright,
    either she does a kick ass job or she ruins the ****** part.

  9. 59
    Hollender marie Says:

    Ok. What the big deal with her playing in the movie??
    She good is all I can/will say.
    Now, Vannessa Hudgens on the other hand. Hell No :]

  10. 60
    apples!!! Says:

    eh, im not totally happy but i think she’ll do a fantastic job, she is a great actress

  11. 61
    poo Says:

    the only thing i can say is im so glad dakata accepted it. there is only one movie i saw her in that i didnt care for her in it, didnt like the film…but overall i think she is an amazing actress who can do just about any role. she proved that in i am sam, man on fire, and other films. i think she is one talented young girl/ soon to be woman. another jody foster in my oppinion and not many child actress have reached where she is at. look at haley joel osmont, wheres he? so good job dakota u have my vote!!

  12. 62
    Abbby! Says:

    Of course she will do good.. there is no better you can find.
    She looks the part and can easily act the part.

  13. 63
    jolin Says:

    Jane, Edward, Emmette, Victoria, James, Alice, Carlise and Esme are the only characters who were portrayed really well by the choice of actors. The other characters like bella (I love Kirsten but she doesn’t fit), change on how we see them from the book. the description doesn’t fit in the movie. Hollywood made it more like a teen flick. I do hope the New Moon movie will be bigger than Twilight.

  14. 64
    hayley Says:

    no no and no



  15. 65
    Chandler Says:

    I don’t know if Dakota will do a good job in New Moon she just doesn’t look like a vampire role to me. I LUV TWILIGHT but Dakota. IDK

  16. 66
    bigfan506 Says:

    wow! that will be great! im so excited for the new moon!

  17. 67
    Gail Says:


    that is exactly what i said. i wish we could just send a letter directly to the writer or director and tell them that she is NOT the right person AT ALL!! its supposed to be with actors and actresses who are not so famous and big so that u will think of them as their character, not who they are in real life. they need someone who is not so big and famous as her. and i really wish they hadnt taken out Taylor. i cried when i heard. not even kidding. i bawled. when i go to see new moon when she comes on the screen im gonna say boo!! and throw popcorn. yep. i am.

  18. 68
    brianna henrix Says:

    i dont know if shes the best choice .. dosent she still have a little girl voice .. thats not so great on a vampire :[

  19. 69
    kate Says:

    Wow Dakota is gonna rock this. She’s like one of the only kids in hollywood who can actually act!

  20. 70
    chelsey Says:

    i’m so excited to see her in new moon..i don’t think i’ve ever seen ANY young actress perform as good as her..i’m a big fan and hopefully she’ll make this movie better than the last because ALOT of the acting in twilight was terrible….

  21. 71
    chelsey Says:

    @Ty: i’m right there with you…so much of the acting in twilight was terrible…

    the only good part was edward..basically everyone else did a horrible job..

  22. 72
    chelsey Says:

    @SAYINI: i’m right there with you…so much of the acting in twilight was terrible…

    the only good part was edward..basically everyone else did a horrible job..

  23. 73
    Arya Says:

    JANE IS A BRUNETTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    dakota’s gud but i dont noe i mean shes playing a BRUNETTE vampire 4 god sake give me a break

  24. 74
    lou Says:

    i think she’s a nice choice. she is, well, awarded best actress, and for me, i think she suits well as a vampire. i can’t wait!

  25. 75
    mary Says:

    I think Dakota is good casting for Janes’ part. As far as one thinking she might steel the movie is ridiculous. NO ONE could steel from Kristen OR the cutie that plays Alice.

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