Mackenzie Foy’s life just got a whole lot more complicated. It was confirmed yesterday that the 9-year-old actress has been cast in the role of Renesmee in ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.’
“Very excited about our new Renesmee, Mackenzie Foy,” wrote ‘Twilight’ author Stephenie Meyer in a note celebrating 15 million fans on the official ‘Twilight’ Facebook page. “She’s an amazing young actress, and I’m excited to work with her.”
Renesmee is the daughter of Bella (Kristen Stewart) and vampire love Edward (Robert Pattinson), but she’s no stranger to the acting business. She’s already appeared in the TV shows ‘FlashForward’ and ‘Til Death.’
The role requires Foy to age 17 years over the span of seven years, and director Bill Condon is expected to use special effects similar to what David Fincher used in ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.’ Summit Entertainment may employ younger actors in scenes, as well.
That girl’s life will never be the same, will it? She just catapulted into cinematic history with that role. And she’s really adorable, too. I always worry when young actors are launched into sudden fame. Hopefully, she’ll be able to keep her head about her as she grows up.
‘Breaking Dawn’ begins filming in November and will be shown in two parts, on Nov. 18, 2011 and Nov. 16, 2012. Recent casting also includes a trio of Russian vampire sisters in the Denali clan. MyAnna Buring is playing Tanya, a rival to Bella for the attention of Edward; Casey LaBow will play Kate, who has the ability to produce an electric current that can shock opponents; and Maggie Grace is playing villainous Irina.
Mia Maestro will portray Carmen, and Christian Camargo is Eleazar, the two Spanish heads of the coven. In the ‘Twilight’ universe, this is the only other non-human-feeding vampire clan besides the Cullens.