updated 01/31/2009 AT 8:00 AM ET
•originally published 01/31/2009 AT 10:00 AM ET
It’s (almost!) official: Dakota Fanning may soon be joining the Twilight cast as a villainous vampire.
“It’s not 100 percent yet set in stone but it’s definitely not totally untrue or a rumor,” the actress, 14, said about her role in the film’s sequel New Moon while promoting her upcoming animated film Coraline Friday in Los Angeles. “It’s definitely a possibility and I think it would be really, really fun to be a part of.”
Fanning, according to a previous report, will join the film’s returning stars Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner onscreen to play Jane, a petite yet powerful vampire able to inflict pain.
“I think just playing an evil vampire is really cool,” she says. “If I got to do [New Moon], that’d probably be the most fun part.”
As for her future costars, “I’m a big fan of the cast. To join it would be a really great honor and I really hope that it works out,” she says.