Thursday, January 22, 2009
Dakota Fanning to star in New Moon?
Rumor has it, starlet Dakota Fanning is in the running for a supporting role in New Moon, the second installation of the Twilight series. Fanning is allegedly being considered to play Jane, a member of the Volturi, an Italian vampire clan who play watchdog for the worldwide vampire population. Although I am a Dakota fan, I'm not so sure about how I feel about this. Similar to my response to the rumor of Vanessa Hudgens joining the cast, I think Dakota has too much star power for this role. While the cast is now pretty well-known, before the film, most of the cast were not even blips on the celebrity radar. To put a pretty-famous child star in a supporting role takes away from the main characters roles and what they do for the film. A star like Dakota needs to be first-billed, not a minor role halfway down the credit list. I am by no means putting Dakota down in anyway, in fact, I think her acting chops far exceed those of basically every actor and actress from Twilight. I really hope that this rumor remains as such, but I guess we'll just have to wait and see.