Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Chris Weitz talk to MTV about Dakota Fanning as Jane

The "bad guys" are another big change from "Twilight." In addition to continued baddies Victoria (Rachelle Lefevre) and Laurent (Edi Gathegi), veteran actors Michael Sheen and Dakota Fanning joined the fray as two members of the Volturi: Aro and Jane. Both actors got a chance to play something new. For Sheen, it was a chance to play a vampire, versus the werewolf he had played in the "Underworld" series.

"He is one of those extraordinary British actors who is adaptable to any circumstance and who has not a millimeter of ego," Weitz said. "Michael kind of approached this role — not as a gag but thought, 'Well, what would a 2,000-year-old vampire be like?' "

For Fanning, it was the chance to be the bad girl for once.

"She's never really gotten to play a bad person before, probably because she is a very good person. She is really a lovely young person. But I think she had some fun playing, really, the most evil of all the bad guys," Weitz said. "[Jane]'s bad news. Very bad."

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