America Ferrera in ‘New Moon’?

Add America Ferrera to the long list of actresses who are supposedly up for a role in the Twilight sequel New Moon.

Following in the footsteps of Vanessa Hudgens and Dakota Fanning, the 24-year-old Ugly Betty actress has reportedly auditioned for the movie. Ferrera tried out for the part of Emily Young, fiancée to Sam Uley and second cousin to Leah Clearwater.

“I got to audition for New Moon today! For the role of Emily,” Crazy Days and Nights quotes the outspoken actress and snappy dresser as saying. “The casting director, you fans of the book will be glad to know, has read the books and loves them. And you can tell. His direction was spot on for the character. I loved the books. I would so love to be in the movie!!!”

Seems like a perfectly reasonable match. After all, Ferrera has had experience interacting with monstrous characters before.

Let us know in the poll: Do you think America Ferrera would make a good Emily Young?

And have your say in the comments section: If not America Ferrera, then who?


UPDATE: An astute reader notes that the America referred to in the original article is actress America Young (Dreamkiller, The Dead Undead), not America Ferrera. Whoops!

But America Ferrera is still pretty great.