http://www.mtvasia.com/News/200901/30017425.html, Jocelyn Vena
Believe it or not, there is another actress – in addition to Dakota Fanning – up for the part of Jane in Twilight sequel New Moon. That great distinction belongs to Lucy Hale, star of the CW’s Privileged. She spoke about her auditions and her belief that, at this point, Fanning is a shoo-in for the role.
“Well, I did read [for the role of Jane]. We had some talks about it. But I think they just offered it to Dakota Fanning, the role I was interested in,” the teen told Twist magazine. “Which is great – I’m a huge fan of her! So I think she’ll probably take that. And I mean, as of right now, I’m not sure if it’s going to work out. But I’m definitely still going to see it!”
The casting notice that had been floating around the Internet called for Jane to be a “petite blonde with a … Botticelli angel-like face … [and] crimson irises,” a description that dark-haired Hale doesn’t really fit. But there is one character she thinks she might have the look for, and that’s the raven-haired Leah Clearwater.
“I’d take any role!” Hale told the magazine. “Leah Clearwater, but I think there’s already talks with somebody else. I think they’ve already offered it to someone. I mean, we’ll see. If not, it’s all good.”
When she was reminded that High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens was already up for the part, Hale said, “Right, right, right! Yeah, I wasn’t sure if that was true or not, but she’d be great for it!”