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Discussion Topic: Let’s talk casting of Renesmee

Let’s start with one big SPOILER ALERT for Breaking Dawn

With the casting announcement last night that Mackenzie Foy will play Rensmee Cullen in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn comes a lot of questions, comments and doubts.  So let’s bring up the points we want to discuss and have a nice conversation about it (NICE, people! No hating on a beautiful 9 year old kid! I mean it…).


1) Let’s start with an easy one. Is Mackenzie the right look for our Renesmee? Nessie has brown eyes and curly hair, two things that can both be easily changed for film. But do you think she looks enough like her on-screen parents (Robert Pattinson as Edward and Kristen Stewart as Bella)?

2) So let’s start with the fact that a nine- (almost ten-) year-old girl was cast as someone who, in the books, never ages past about 4 years old (in looks, that is). It has been suggested in EW.com’s article that the same CGI methods may be used that were utilized for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. The filmmakers may also be planning on filming scenes where Renesmee is a good deal older than she gets in the books. The films can and probably will take these liberties. Are you guys comfortable with the age of the casting choice and the potential for major special effects?

3) What other points make you feel like this is the perfect/all-wrong casting choice?

Again, I’m not putting up with mean comments about her. It is fine if you don’t like the casting choice but no personal attacks please. That just really isn’t acceptable here. Thanks!

See Mackenzie in action in this video of her modeling. She’ pretty much completely adorable.

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  • Georgia132

    yeah, she’s cute but waaay too old! i don’t know, looks completely different to how i imagined her to be

  • http://twitter.com/LoveIsRegine Regine Acuna

    It would be great if Renesmee's just a baby or at least younger than her, 'cause when she's showing off her 'special ability' she can't talk so that's how she talks to her parents and her vampire family. But it's okay if a 9 years old will play for that 'special' role. She's pretty and cute.

  • YouAreMythicalAfterAll[Anne]

    She is maybe a little bit too old, i mean…they can do a lot with special effects but i'd rather see her seven than nine :D

  • moonlight21

    While I am not 100% sure that adding special effects is a great thing, I do like their choice a LOOT!. She is soooo cutee and soo pretty! also she definitely could pass as Kristen and Rob's daugther. I am going to go ahead and trust Bill Condon's idea on those effects, because the girl appears very intelligent and able to carry the role; besides I am sure they will still need to cast more than one renesmee; a baby renesmee and maybe a toddler? which i am also excited to see cast. Overall I am very much happy with Renesmee, shes gorgeous!

  • http://twitter.com/julesGOLDENeyes Julia La Spina Bussa

    I think she could pass as their kid and she is very cute, but i think they should use a younger kid for when Renesmee is younger. If they use to many special affects I think it will look silly. I like her for the part though:)

  • Beamgrl90

    i think she'll be perfect. she will look exactly like edward and bella. i am however not sure about the age difference

  • JJ

    I think shes perfect for it!!! Cause in the book.. she grows alot faster for a kid. so thats great!!! BEST CHOICE EVER

  • JJ

    ALSO!!! in the book charlie is suppose to have curly hair aswell… but he doesn't! so what if she doesn't? I dont care. I think it would be better if she didnt.

  • TEAM JACOB twihard

    almost the way i imagined her! but she does not look 9! she looks about 5! which is good!! as long as shes mature for the role i think its a pretty close match!! i cant wait for breaking dawn!! it was my fav book!! woohh! (Team Jacob!) :)

  • twilightlover

    well i think she is sooo cute and she is perfect for the role

  • canadiantwitard

    I'd like to see a current picture of this girl because right now,even though she is cute,she seems too old to play the part.

  • Madalca24

    She looks too old for play Nessy, she is gorgeous and the CGI can be a great resourse but it´s desappointing that they use it, i love movies whitout effects in people that must be real…

    I have one question: What about the eyes??? that is very very important and this little girl have very green eyes….so she is gonna wear eye contacts like everybody else??

    I can´t wait to see BD, is very exciting
    I hope they do an excelent job, especially with the CGI, let´s hope looks good and real

  • AT&T lol Bella and Edward

    she cute but she too old nessie is suppposed to be a big 4 year old not a 10 year old, although she is beutiful. she does look a bit like edward and bella , not sure they should settle for makenzie foy.im happy they r making the baby CGI but im a little worried that the baby will end up looking totally fake, i sure they dont mess that up.

  • Gyleches

    It's too bad she doesn't have a few younger sisters, then they could play Renesmee in all her phases. The oldest she is supposed to look is 3 so I'm really disapointed (she is carried a lot don't forget). She is a beautiful girl but too old. I disagree about younger girls being able to carry the role. There are many precocious little ones in the acting world who could pull it off. Babies with mellow temperaments could do her as a baby.

  • misssdandelion

    hot family

  • misssdandelion

    she is so nice and cute girl

  • http://twitter.com/TwilightJbieber Gabby

    I agree she is a good Renesmee but I do hope they cast a younger girl for when Renesmee is younger

  • Ortalismusicoh

    i think she gr8

  • AdeleLovesJake

    that is ridiculous to cast a 10 year old girl to play the part of a four year old, if there worried about the script then get someone to do the voice x

  • Nadia-Cher31

    she is sooo pretty, AND LUCKY…. OHH just i was 5-9 years old so could i be EDWARDS ( ROBERTS) and BELLAS (KRISTEN) child !!!

  • Evafterglow

    It's kind of strange, because she is exactly what I pictured Renesmee to be, it's very odd, almost scary, I think she will do great, had that strange, cute, intellegant, always thinking, look about her, like Renesmee does in the book. I can not wait till the next movies comes out!!! I've already told my husband he's watching the babies… LOL Great choice in my opinion…

  • http://twitter.com/alyssa_curtis Alyssa Curtis

    i did think that she was wayyy too old to play nessie, but when i watched the above video, i saw that she was kinda skinny and a little shorter than what i expected, so that makes me feel a bit better. i do feel that they will have to use SOME cgi though.

  • lkjfglkdjglfdj090

    they're definitely going to use more than one actress.

  • AdeleLovesJake

    that is ridiculous to cast a 10 year old girl to play the part of a four year old, if there worried about the script then get someone to do the voice x

  • Nadia-Cher31

    she is sooo pretty, AND LUCKY…. OHH just i was 5-9 years old so could i be EDWARDS ( ROBERTS) and BELLAS (KRISTEN) child !!!

  • Evafterglow

    It's kind of strange, because she is exactly what I pictured Renesmee to be, it's very odd, almost scary, I think she will do great, had that strange, cute, intellegant, always thinking, look about her, like Renesmee does in the book. I can not wait till the next movies comes out!!! I've already told my husband he's watching the babies… LOL Great choice in my opinion…

  • http://twitter.com/alyssa_curtis Alyssa Curtis

    i did think that she was wayyy too old to play nessie, but when i watched the above video, i saw that she was kinda skinny and a little shorter than what i expected, so that makes me feel a bit better. i do feel that they will have to use SOME cgi though.

  • lkjfglkdjglfdj090

    they're definitely going to use more than one actress.

  • LoveRobP

    She is absolutely adorable!! And absolutely how i imagined Reneesme :) Perfect for the role, and i think she will do a great job!

  • Lewwisssdmd

    I did expect the vision in my head as the character but obviously that wouldnt happen so i suspose she is the best actress possible. A nine yr old would be fine because of all the lines and emotions i dont think a toddler would be THAT good lol :)

  • Ashawley0194

    Hopefully they can use some editing or makeup 2 make her look a lil younger, cuz I remember even older Nessie was like only 5 or 6, not 9. I hope they pull this movie off right!

  • SoFaD123

    I think she seems great!!! she looks just like the renesmee i pictures (apart from the hair and eyes but that can be easily changed). and just the other day me and my friend was talking about how we wern't sure how they would get a toddler to play the part coz renesmee acts more mature than a toddler and i guess thats the way to fix it. use a 9 year old!!! and sice she looks young for her age, with some CGI i dont see how it couldnt work!!!

  • sam19

    i thought renesmee stopd growing untill she was like 15…. otherwise how could jacob and her ever have a “real” relationship ?? im confused ne ways shes adorable and she defitnetly passes for their daughter love the choice

  • Vennerz

    She is the cutest thing EVER!! ;)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XVUHZPXQAKJAT5PUAW74CUJI7U Nikki

    Look wise I'm sure the camera and make up crew can add some make up and and special effects to make her look like she looks like bella and edward and a little girl. But the fact still remains that she is a 9 yr. old girl. How exactly are they going to betray her character when she is first born? You can't make her look that young. A 9 yr. old can not play as a baby. Yes given Renesmee does grow quickly throughout the story but the first main action with Renesmee is when she is about a few weeks old (but looks 3 months). So my question is how can a 9 yr old portrait a baby/toddler?
    Yes there may be special camera effects for some. But the only acceptable way they can really pass up the character is my computer animation at first. But when Renesmee gets about 6 or 7 then the character can move to a real life person. Give Renesmee's character is going to look a few years older than she really looks anyway as already told in the book.

  • Michelle

    she is cute bur i mean really a 9 year old the baby is only a 3 year old well looks like one!!!!!!

  • Dajahh.

    i think they made a perfect choice. although she is 9, she still has a baby face and i think if she acts really good, maybe she could pull it off. And she deff. would pass for kristen and robs daughter.!! She is soo adorable.!!! =]

  • Halleymarie

    i think that she is cute but she doesn't really look like Bella or Edward.

  • Sarbear1125

    I really think she is sooooooo cute!!! I really dont think that she looks 9 years old~~~ she actually could pass for being like 4 or 5 years old~~~ I think they did a great job!

  • Dazie216

    i think that she is a great lil girl. she has both of edwards and bellas features if you take in consideration make-up and getting into character. i think she will deliver what is needed to play the role.

  • Guest

    i like her for a older renesme but NOT for younger one they are going to have to cast another kid for baby/young renesme

  • Guest

    i like her for a older renesme but NOT for younger one they are going to have to cast another kid for baby/young renesme

  • lottiepattinson

    that girl is sooooo pretty and i think that kristen and robert would have made great parents xxxx and yeah they are one hot family xx

  • Carley99999

    not beautiful….at all. just 50% pretty

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