Mackenzie Foy has long been on the hot list for young actresses vying to play vampire/human child Renesmee in the upcoming Twilight film ‘Breaking Dawn’.
The lucky 9-year-old is set to play the love child of the series’ hero and heroine Bella and Edward, with a (literally) spine-breaking entrance into the Twilight world. Series’ author Stephanie Meyer confirmed the casting of Foy on her Facebook page, writing: Very excited about our new Renesmee, Mackenzie Foy. She's an amazing young actress and I'm excited to work with her.”
Foy has only a few items on her resume, so it is a bit of a gamble, but finding a 9-year-old with extensive experience is a tough gig – child star Dakota Fanning is all grown up, and plays an evil vampire in the film, so no help there. Foy has appeared in TV shows ‘Flash Forward’ and ‘Til Death’ but fans of the series have a bit of a wait until she appears in ‘Breaking Dawn’.
The first part of the movie is set to be released in November 2011, and Foy’s character is unlikely to make an appearance in Part 1, given that her character in the book is born around mid-way. So it won’t be until 2012 that she takes center stage. It is probably that a younger actress will also be employed, as Renesmee ages very quickly in the book, and the same technology used in ‘The Curios Case Of Benjamin Button’ will likely be used to age Renesmee also.