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Re: Dakota Fanning as Jane

Postby Edward_Addict » Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:00 pm

Ok so I happen to not be all butt-hurt about her casting, like some of you are. She's a very talented (and thus) successful actress, especially for such a young age. I don't mind her fame, because it's not like she was cast as a lead role. Jane's part in the series is important, but her actual scenes are very short. I think Dakota will do great.

I.WANT.TO.BE.BELLA wrote:6: She is not pretty enough to play a vampire who is innocent on the outside and evil on the inside. Dakota is just innocent on inside and out so how can she portray Jane?
I don't think this is really a valid point against Dakota. What person can you name that is literally innocent on the outside and evil on the inside (as you put it)? Not to mention the fact that this person also needs to be an actress and the right age to play Jane. Yes Dakota is innocent inside and out (thank God... she's only 15!), but since she is an established actress I don't think she'll have a hard time portraying the "evil" part. After all, that's what acting is all about - playing a part, not actually BEING that character in your everyday life.

I.WANT.TO.BE.BELLA wrote:7: She is in SOOOOOO many movies i will get mixed up when i see her and wonder what movie i am watching.
I'm curious, do you also have this same problem when watching movies with any well-established actor/actress? Like are you ever just sitting there watching Saving Private Ryan but then suddenly get all confused and think you're watching Forrest Gump because they both star Tom Hanks? :? That's just weird to me. And I'm being sarcastic here, as I'm sure you were when you first wrote that comment. Do you see how ridiculous it sounds?
Like many actors before her, Dakota is taking on a new role that she's never done before. I think confusion on which movie you're watching should be at a minimum. Plus, the presence of vampires and werewolves should help clarify things so you don't mistake New Moon for like I Am Sam or something.

I'm not trying to be harsh here, I just think people are being way too critical about this. It's like the uproar that happened when Rob was cast as Edward and now people absolutely love him, for the most part. Give the girl more credit, she deserves the benefit of the doubt. I don't think Dakota's previous success should be held against her. And I think she'll be great as Jane.
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Re: Dakota Fanning as Jane

Postby I.WANT.TO.BE.BELLA » Mon Mar 23, 2009 1:32 am

Annasophia Robb should play Jane i think.
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Re: Dakota Fanning as Jane

Postby Edward_Addict » Mon Mar 23, 2009 3:00 am

Well I REALLY didn't want Kristen Stewart to play Bella. I still don't want her to play Bella. But it's a little late for that, isn't it?

Just like it's a little late for someone else to play Jane.
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Re: Dakota Fanning as Jane

Postby slightlyobsessed » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:16 am

Mandy, I love you.

And I completely agree with both of your last two posts. It IS ridiculous to think that, just because Dakota has been in several movies, you'll get confused about what movie you're watching. I mean, are you serious? Maybe I'm giving your brain more credit than it deserves, but come on, you really think that you'll be sitting in the theater during Jane's entrance into the stone alley, and you'll have to remind yourself that nay, this indeed isn't The Cat in the Hat? You'll confuse Jane making Edward writhe in pain on the floor with Charlotte's Web? Really?

And given how bombarded the actors from the first movie are--how their lives have changed--how the paparazzi hunt them--I would much rather have someone in the role who has some Hollywood experience than someone who has no idea what to expect--someone whose life won't be so completely and thoroughly changed.

Also, because of her experience, Dakota will be able to portray the innocent looking evil girl better than most any other actress.

I'm also aware of just how absolutely she can screw this up. Sure, it could happen. But we can't change it now, so I'm hoping for the best.

But is anyone else wondering why they're making such a big deal out of this role? Sure, she's an incredible, fascinating character, but she'll be on screen for all of, what, ten minutes? Maybe? With everyone else there, too? She's hardly a critical character. If you think about it, she could *ALMOST* be written out of the book without *MUCH* difficulty.

Just sayin'.

I think everything will be fine, people.
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Re: Dakota Fanning as Jane

Postby Jadey » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:28 am

Do you think they'll give her more screen time just because she is Dakota, and she is famous.. like they were talking about giving Rob?

I hope not
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Re: Dakota Fanning as Jane

Postby Lunna-san » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:34 pm

Jadey wrote:Do you think they'll give her more screen time just because she is Dakota, and she is famous.. like they were talking about giving Rob?

I hope not


I don't think so. At least, this is not a Chris Weltz's thing. I mean, when he directed "The Golden Compass", with Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig (I'm sure everyone knows them) and he didn't add scenes with them. The scenes they appeared were in the book.

I don't think they'll extend Dakota's scenes just because she's famous. I think it's possible they add more scenes with Rob, than with Dakota.(which I really hope they won't do that. Unless to show in the beginning how their relationship is special).

I remember I was one of the girls who bashed Rob when he was cast and also I remember of people here bashing Taylor as well. Now each one of them has 8-10 threads just with girls (I'm including myself on that) exchanging pictures of them.

So, some of us are kind of rushing things too. As far as I can see, they are really trying to improve the second movie in relation to the first one. Better make up, better special effects and nice actors for the new characters. Some of them may be famous, some may not. I never considered not watching a Harry Potter movie just because I knew Maggie Smith from other movies. Or I bashed "Pride and Prejudice" just because Keira Knightley was in Pirates of the Caribbean. I'm sorry, I don't mean to offend anyone, but this is silly. And childish too. Dakotta Fanning has the same chances of screwing up with the movie as any of the other actor. This whining won't solve anything. And in the end, she may do an amazing job, as Rob did. As Peter Facinelli. Let's wait and see.
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Re: Dakota Fanning as Jane

Postby Jadey » Mon Mar 23, 2009 8:32 pm

Good stuff ^
I reckon overall she'll do an okay job. She knows how to act.. and how to act pretty damn good.

I'll just have to wait and see.
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Re: Dakota Fanning as Jane

Postby best_beating_heart » Mon Mar 23, 2009 10:24 pm

i dont know what to make of it since Jane is my favorite Volturi member

yeah, she can do creepy (Hide and Seek, enough said *shudder*) but im not a thousand percent sure she can do Jane. im not sure why, but i just cant really see her doing Jane. guess i'll have to wait and see, though i was a little ticked off when i read she was doing Jane.
i just kinda wished they'd have an unknown actress doing the part.
but we'll see.
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Re: Dakota Fanning as Jane

Postby Edward_Addict » Tue Mar 24, 2009 4:01 am

slightlyobsessed wrote:Mandy, I love you.

And I completely agree with both of your last two posts.
Thanks, Jolynn! :D I'm glad someone finally sees the light and agrees with me. Some of the "points" people were trying to make against Dakota were just ludicrously laughable.

And like you said, yes there is the off chance that she could screw up the role, but that's a possibility for any actor. And I think the risk of that in her particular case isn't very high. But yeah, I'm pretty sure it will all be fine. She has amazing acting skills and she's already familiar with the books. So far so good, as far as I'm concerned.
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Re: Dakota Fanning as Jane

Postby cullenclanfanman » Tue Mar 24, 2009 3:43 pm

i know this is not about jane. but it isnt about new 'new moon' casting.


the wolf pack has been cast! you have to check it out!

http://www.etonline.com/news/2009/03/72126/index.html
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