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‘Privileged’ Star Lucy Hale Auditions For Role in ‘Twilight’ Sequel ‘New Moon’

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CHICAGOLucy Hale, the star of The CW’s “Privileged,” revealed this week that she too has auditioned for a role in the upcoming sequel to Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight,” the highly anticipated “New Moon,” to be directed by Chris Weitz and going into production soon.

The onslaught of casting and audition rumors for “New Moon” have led us from rumors that Taylor Lautner might be replaced to a possible audtion for Vanessa Hudgens to stories about Dakota Fanning and now Lucy Hale.

Lucy Kate Hale as Rose in Privileged on the CW.
Lucy Kate Hale as Rose in Privileged on the CW.
Photo credit: Mitchell Haddad /The CW©2008 The Cw Network, Llc. All Rights Reserved.

Twist Magazine broke the scoop after speaking to Hale on the phone and hearing straight from the TV star that she has officially auditioned for the role of Jane in “New Moon”.

Hale told Twist: “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 – 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!”

Twist also asked Hale if she would take any part in “New Moon” – not just the role of Jane – to which the young actress said: “I’d take any role! 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 it was pointed out that Vanessa Hudgens of “High School Musical” is the starlet in question that was considered for Leah, Hale said: “Right, right, right! Yeah, I wasn’t sure if that was true or not, but she’d be great for it!”

“Twilight,” which stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Ashley Greene and Taylor Lautner from director Catherine Hardwicke, has grossed $178 million domestically. This has put the “New Moon” sequel into production immediately and has spawned a series of casting rumors. Other books in the Stephenie Meyer series include “Eclipse” and “Breaking Dawn”.

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addie's picture

Melissa Rosenberg is not

Melissa Rosenberg is not going to introduce Leah Clearwater in New Moon.

Anonymous's picture

OMG Shed be sooooooooo good

OMG Shed be sooooooooo good for jane YEAH

UnintendedChoice's picture

Get away from ROB!

UGggh!! all these adorable teen girls trying to get in Rob Pattinson’s pants- GET AWAY!

seriously.. I love Lucy, sometimes, but not for Twilight. I’ve said it before and I’m sticking to it- don’t use someone with the “teen” stigma already over her head…. twilight doesn’t have to been a teen/tween movie… get a no-name.. it worked the first time around! no one knew rob pattinson a year ago!


Rovity's picture

I think she’d be good as

I think she’d be good as Emily. Not Jane….I like Dakota for Jane.

Mrs.Jackson Rathbone's picture


Lucy would be the perfekt jane!!!
She is much better for the job than dakota… so pls take hale instead of fanning!!!!!!!!!!!!

twilight addict's picture

nice article

Amazing article. I just came across this blog that has questions and answers about Twilight if you want to take a look. answeraddict.com/faq/movie-questions

Anonymous's picture

omg i hate dakota fanning

omg i hate dakota fanning she would ruin the movie shes not evil and looks like shes 5 lucy would be GREAT!!!!!

Ashleigh's picture

Dakota Fanning

Anonymous wrote:
omg i hate dakota fanning she would ruin the movie shes not evil and looks like shes 5 lucy would be GREAT!!!!!

Well you must not have seen her in many of her films then. She’s an incredible actress and is more than capable to play evil.

Shelly Jones- Tickets for Sale's picture

I don’t really care much

I don’t really care much on who’s going to play the roles for the sequel. I just hope that Chris Weitz will do a better job on this one. The book bored me, so the movie should at least kill that for me.

Native Girl <333's picture


I have nothing against her auditioning for Jane, but Leah? Leah is NATIVE. FOr the last time, stop having white girls (no offense!!) audition for natives! Find a Native Actress. I can think of 5 just off the op of my Head! Tinsel Kory, Shauna Baker, Shannon Baker, Q’Orianka Kilcher, Rana LaPine.

Seriously though, please get a real Native for leah in Eclipse.

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