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Honoured to be in `Twilight`: Dakota Fanning

London: Dakota Fanning says she is delighted to be a part of the `The Twilight Saga` and was pleased when she was offered a role in the vampire romance.

The 16-year-old, who plays Jane, a member of the intimidating Volturi vampire coven in the movie, says she was a big fan of the original novel by Stephenie Meyers, reports contactmusic.com.

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

But Fanning confesses she was keen to do the female lead of Bella Swan, played by Kristen Stewart.

"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," she added.

The actress also revealed that she and Stewart have become good friends while filming for the movie.

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

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