Dakota Fanning wanted to play Bella Swan in `Twilight`

Updated: Jun 07, 2010, 13:13 PM IST

London: Dakota Fanning, who plays Jane, a member of the intimidating Volturi vampire coven, in `Twilight` series, says she wanted the lead role of Bella Swan.

Bella Swan, the human who falls in love with a vampire, is played by Fanning`s best friend Kristen Stewart.

But Fanning is happy to be a part of the series that has become a phenomenon world over, Contactmusic reported.

"The parts are very specific and by the first one, `Twilight` in 2008, the main roles were already cast, and so it was great that I was able to be a little part of it."

The 16-year-old star is a huge fan of novels by Stephenie Meyer.

"I`d read the books and seen the first film, and definitely I was a fan, and I was honoured that I got asked to be a part of this whole phenomenon," Fanning said.

The `Charlotte Web` star has become close friend with Stewart since they worked together on Joan Jett biopic `The Runaways`.

"In `The Runaways` we played best friends, and we`re really great friends in real life."