Dakota Fanning Has 'More Fun' Being the Bad Girl

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From child star to vicious bloodsucker -- Dakota Fanning has transformed into the baddest newbie in "New Moon" and she loved every second of it.

"I think it's more fun to play a bad person than a good person," Dakota admits of her character Jane, a member of the evil Volturi vampire clan. "She almost blows your mind how evil she is."

"Extra" caught up with the 15-year-old while hosted the Style Savvy for DS or DSi launch party with Rachel Zoe in L.A. Enter to win Style Savvy! The game releases Nov. 2.

Fanning wore red contacts and white powder in the film. "I thought I was pale before I did the movie, but I realized that I'm not!" Dakota jokes.

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Like Dakota, vampire Robert Pattinson kept his skin fair for the shooting of the movie -- and tells "Extra" he thinks it's funny that his pale disposition, once considered sickly, makes girls swoon. "It's funny. People were like, 'He looks like a junkie.' And now, 'Oh, he's so good looking!'"

Check out shirtless photos of Rob from the set of "New Moon"

Rob, 23, still isn't completely comfortable with life in the spotlight. "I get nervous about everything. I get nervous about leaving the house!" Anonymity for the rising star is no longer an option. "Now I know it's too late to change my name. I really wanted to change my name to have a stage name. Now if I change it, I just look really lame."

Taylor Lautner can relate to Rob's feeling about fame. "Oh man, it's so embarrassing," he tells "Extra," laughing.

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Who's Who of 'New Moon'

1. Kristen Stewart

Kristen returns as Bella Swan — but expect a more brooding, darker performance. Bella is heartbroken in “New Moon” after Edward leaves her — but things change when she grows closer with Jacob Black.

2. Robert Pattinson

In the novel, Edward is hardly seen, but in the film version of “New Moon,” RPattz fans will see plenty of Mr. Cullen. Audiences will see Edward appear as a figment of Bella’s imagination. Plus, he makes his long-awaited return to the screen after his brush with the Volturi in Italy.

3. Taylor Lautner

Jacob Black returns in a big way for “New Moon,” going front and center as Bella’s new love interest. Taylor packed on nearly 30 lbs. of muscle for the role.

4. Ashley Greene

Alice Cullen returns to Forks, Wash. when Bella’s near-death experience causes Edward to attempt the unthinkable.

5. Peter Facinelli

Readers learn more about Dr. Carlisle Cullen’s tumultuous history in “New Moon.”

6. Elizabeth Reaser

Elizabeth plays Esme Cullen, matriarch of the Cullen family.

7. Kellan Lutz

Kellan returns as Emmett Cullen, companion to Rosalie. Kellan dyed his natural blond hair brunette for the role.

8. Nikki Reed

Rosalie Hale is still not entirely fond of Bella in “New Moon.” In fact, she tells Edward that Bella might be dead — causing him to seek out the Volturi.

9. Jackson Rathbone

Jasper attacks Bella during her birthday celebration, causing Edward to fear for Bella’s life and blame himself for putting her in danger. Jasper’s actions are the catalyst for Edward’s decision to end his life.

10. Bronson Pelletier

Bronson plays Jared, a werewolf in Jacob’s pack.

11. Alex Meraz

Alex plays Paul, a werewolf prone to angry outbursts. Bella describes him as “a massive, crouched shape, ready to spring.”

12. Kiowa Gordon

Kiowa plays Embry, a member of Jacob’s pack.

13. Billy Burke

Billy returns as Charlie Swan, Bella’s father. Charlie is devastated when he can’t pull Bella out of her depression. He describes her as acting as if someone had died, and is delighted when Bella takes up with Jacob.

14. Chaske Spencer

Chaske plays Sam Uley, leader of the La Push werewolf pack and a major impact on Jacob’s life.

15. Edi Gathegi

Edi plays Laurent, one of the three nomadic vampires from “Twilight.” Laurent returns to kill Bella — but is unsuccessful.

16. Rachelle Lefevre

Rachelle plays Victoria, the villainous vampire bent on killing Bella. This is the last fans will see of Rachelle, though — actress Bryce Dallas Howard is replacing her in “Eclipse.”

17. Michael Sheen

Michael plays Aro, leader of the Volturi. Aro can read minds — and he has a dangerous fascination with Bella.

18. Charlie Bewley

Charlie plays Demetri, a member of the Volturi Guard known as a “tracker.” His tracking abilities are said to be better than James’.

19. Daniel Cudmore

Daniel plays Felix, a member of the Volturi Guard known for his immense strength.

20. Dakota Fanning

Dakota plays Jane, a powerful member of the Volturi who can inflict pain with a simple glance.

21. Graham Greene

Graham plays Harry Clearwater, father of Seth and Leah Clearwater and tribal leader of the Quileute tribe. Harry suffers from heart problems in “New Moon.”

22. Anna Kendrick

Anna plays Jessica Stanley, one of Bella’s first friends in Forks — but the two have a falling out in “New Moon” when Bella can’t pull herself out of her depression.

23. Michael Welch

Michael plays Mike Newton, a classmate with a crush on Bella. In “New Moon,” Mike asks Bella every day if she’ll come to work and nearly gives up on her.

24. Christian Serratos

Christian plays Angela Weber, who becomes one of Bella’s best friends in “New Moon.” Bella loves that Angela doesn’t talk as much as Jessica.

25. Gil Birmingham

Gil plays Billy Black, Jacob’s father and Charlie’s best friend. He’s among the first to find Bella after Edward leaves her in the woods.

26. Noot Seear

Noot plays Heidi, a member of the Volturi guard who lures humans to eat. She’s known as “bait.”

27. Cameron Bright

Cameron plays Alec, one of the Volturi’s most trusted guards. He is Jane’s brother and has the ability to make a person blind, deaf and numb to feeling.

28. Jamie Campbell Bower

Jamie plays Caius, a cruel and cold member of the Volturi who won’t let Bella leave Italy alive.

29. Justin Chon

Justin returns as Eric Yorkie, Bella’s classmate.

30. Tyson Houseman

Tyson (right) plays Quil Ateara, who becomes increasingly worried about Jacob being a werewolf in “New Moon.”

31. Chris Weitz

Director Chris Weitz replaces “Twilight” director Catherine Hardwicke for “New Moon.” His directing credits include “The Golden Compass” and “About a Boy.”

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