America Ferrera in 'New Moon'?

America Ferrera in 'New Moon'?-photo

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?

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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.

Discuss

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  • Silver Martini
    Silver Martini

    hahaha. next thing you know they'll be wanting j.lo for the part. i also thought they should have had Eddie Spears to play Jacob,,or at least cast him as Sam, or Quil, Embry...ANYBODY just as long as he was in the movie.... You are totally right! Not only should they be using only Native actors for Native roles but this movie could be VASTLY improved with the addition of Eddie Spears! Possibly his brother Michael too... but is that too much gorgeous for one flick?

  • marisa
    marisa

    i think they should get an unfamous person for this role but if you dont i think america should play the part of emily america is a great actress she did great in ugly betty and in the sisterhood of the traveling pants she may not have the figure but she is pretty and to me size doesn't matter america loves twilight and if she really loved it enough she'll give it her all and do her best and if you want a movie shes the way to go lolzz !!!

  • qwerty1213
    qwerty1213

    yeah..it's all right...she has the right hair you know...

  • miina tainen
    miina tainen

    i think she is perfect for the role. i would love it if she was in it!!

  • darkness
    darkness

    I WISH the casting directors would cast NATIVE ACTORS for the NATIVE cast in the movie. There are SO many of US who have put our names out there, and have we been called or even talked to? Nope. Hears to WISHING Hollywood would start to cast Natives!! America Ferrera is Mexian-American.. That means she has her own NATIVE in her. She would be a wonder Emily no matter what race she is...

  • Native Girl
    Native Girl

    Yeah i think she WOULD be great for the part, BUT i think it would be NICE to have a NATIVE play the part! AND shes NOT A NATVIE PERSON!!!! Not be mean, but yeah! I think it would be someone, like a real Like the dectior had said that he will TRY to be close the book AS POSSIBLE and that just doesn't cut it!!! No Offence!

  • april
    april

    I WISH the casting directors would cast NATIVE ACTORS for the NATIVE cast in the movie. There are SO many of US who have put our names out there, and have we been called or even talked to? Nope. Hears to WISHING Hollywood would start to cast Natives!! I completely agree!!! I think America is beautiful but she is Mexican not native american. I to am Mexican, but to be honest Id rather Emily be someone of color then a "white" person who is trying to look like a Native American.

  • Deanna
    Deanna

    No. Check out this girl, she is absolutley stunning and she actually looks like Emily!!! www.myspace.com/emily_wolfgirl Copy and paste it, you'll see what I mean. Just audition her for the part, I bet she would be amazing!!!!!! I mean come on!!! Americafor Emily ?!!???!??? This girl would be SO much better, anyone agree with me?

  • Angie
    Angie

    I love America Ferrera, think she's a great actress but all the native roles need to go to actual native americans. Not to someone that looks ethnic.

  • Derek
    Derek

    Shes great. I believe she would portray Emily young Very well. Great choice . hope she is successful

  • hana
    hana

    i really don't think she's right for emily. i'm not sure what her name is -there's no way i could spell it- but, the woman that plays Muriella on In the Name of the King would be PERFECT for Emily.

  • Brittany
    Brittany

    i love America she is awesome actress she is beautiful girl she has talent and she be a great Emily i give her a 100 % if she plays Emily in new moon

  • ty-yonih666
    ty-yonih666

    OMG sioux girl is so right when she said eddie spears should be AT LEAST sam...HAHAHA if wind in his hair was still young lol he'd be awesome but he's all old now lol oh god id be soooooo disappointed if adam beach was in this movie!!!! oh man watch the longest yard with adam sandler and im sure EVERY NATIVE CHICK spotted that FINE ASS native guy who DIDNT have a speaking part but was totally gorgeous with braids and he was tall and muscular FIND THAT GUY

  • sioux-girl
    sioux-girl

    hahaha. next thing you know they'll be wanting j.lo for the part. i also thought they should have had Eddie Spears to play Jacob,,or at least cast him as Sam, or Quil, Embry...ANYBODY just as long as he was in the movie....

  • jennn
    jennn

    i hate it when they dont cast us natives to actually play natives. they either use mexicans, puerto ricans, or just girls that dye their hair dark and tan too much. im pretty sure native americans are capable of PLAYING NATIVE AMERICANs!!!!!

  • ShoshoneGirl
    ShoshoneGirl

    I WISH the casting directors would cast NATIVE ACTORS for the NATIVE cast in the movie. There are SO many of US who have put our names out there, and have we been called or even talked to? Nope. Hears to WISHING Hollywood would start to cast Natives!! I HAVE to agree with Tlingit here. But... If I can't have a true Native actress, I'll take a slice of Sweet America any day.

  • july2690
    july2690

    i like her in ugly betty........ i hope and want her to do it.......... go go go go go go go go !!!!!!!!!!!

  • millian
    millian

    ow,,she would be perfect for emily

  • andie
    andie

    It's NOT America Ferrera... The news got it wrong. It's AMERICA YOUNG, not Ferrera...

  • kenya
    kenya

    i think she can do emily

  • jygfi
    jygfi

    shes okay, but not right for the part cant imagine her as emily. and the movies already altered enough to fit into a movie.

  • Delilah
    Delilah

    I think she'd be amazing for the role!!!!!!!!!!

  • Kaye
    Kaye

    i think that america is a great actress , but she doesnt have the feature of Emily. it would be great if the casting directors would get an unfanous actor to play the role.

  • Kiki
    Kiki

    no. shes no good for that role. SOMEBODY ELSE PLEASE.!

  • TlingitGirl206
    TlingitGirl206

    I WISH the casting directors would cast NATIVE ACTORS for the NATIVE cast in the movie. There are SO many of US who have put our names out there, and have we been called or even talked to? Nope. Hears to WISHING Hollywood would start to cast Natives!!

  • Matthew
    Matthew

    Defiantly! I think she would be a wonderful Emily! She's a great actress and very beautiful!

  • ksinclair
    ksinclair

    The America referred to in the original CrazyDaysandNights.net post is not America Ferrera but rather America Young as evidenced by the tags at the bottom of the post... This is how misinformation starts.

  • pace
    pace

    I love America Ferrera and the part needs someone to portray a very good soul, someone who makes people feel at home. Someone you like even with a disfigured face. She would play it great, very relatable. Now they need someone prettier for Leah.

  • charmedgirl09
    charmedgirl09

    i think that america ferrera is a good choice to play emily young in new moon, she is a fantastic actress.

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