Dakota Fanning hasn’t read

Los Angeles (E! Online) – This just in: Dakota Fanning thinks it would be, like, “really cool” to be in the sequel to “Twilight” — even though she hasn’t read the book. She’s still in negotiations for the role of nasty bloodsucker Jane in Stephenie Meyers’ “New Moon”, and admits she still has a lot of homework to do.

“I haven’t read all four yet,” Fanning told E! News while promoting “Coraline” over the weekend. “I’m working on it. Getting there. I’m just about to finish the first one.”

Not even on “New Moon” yet? Does she know how bad this Jane can be? Well…

“The character is what I would be excited about. It’s kind of evil, something I’ve never done before, and it’s a vampire,” she said. “You know, it’s really cool, so I really hope it works out.”

Let’s hope the “Twilight” fans can forgive Fanning for slacking on her summer reading. They were so hard on poor Vanessa Hudgens, just at the mention of her name.

“I know that “Twilight” is so sacred to some people, and I know that when people cast certain people, people have their opinions and that’s their right,” she said oh-so-carefully. “That’s very flattering that they think I’d be right for the part.”


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  1. Since she’s been busy working — and it can be a really long day on a film set — I can forgive her for not reading all the popular books. It’s good that she’s reading the series now if she’s going to be in the movies. A lot of actors have done films based on books and never read the books. Of course, sometimes the movies are completely different, too.