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Meet the newest vampire on the ‘Twilight’ block

When child star and avid “Twilight” fan Dakota Fanning signed on toplay one of the dreaded Volturi in “New Moon,” the second film in theblockbuster vampire franchise, she knew what she was looking forward tomost: wearing those creepy red contact lenses. “I was really excitedabout that,” the 15-year-old says. “It makes anyone look automaticallykind of evil.” <p></p>

When child star and avid “Twilight” fan Dakota Fanning signed on to play one of the dreaded Volturi in “New Moon,” the second film in the blockbuster vampire franchise, she knew what she was looking forward to most: wearing those creepy red contact lenses. “I was really excited about that,” the 15-year-old says. “It makes anyone look automatically kind of evil.”

For newcomers, the color of the eyes of “Twilight” vampires denote what kind of blood they feed on — golden for animal blood, red for human. Scary as they are, they couldn’t be terribly comfortable, right? “You get used to it after awhile,” Fanning says. “You can see pretty good, but it’s still kind of weird.”

Fanning’s vampire, Jane, is one of the most feared in the series by Stephenie Meyer. Jane is an angelic-looking young lady with the power to cause people intense pain just by looking at them. “It was fun to get to play a kind of feared character,” Fanning admits. “She uses her power not for good, which was another thing that was interesting to me.” The idea of having some kind of special ability piqued her interest, as well. “If I could have any power, it would be to read people’s thoughts,” she says.