HollywoodLife.com told you first and now, it’s official: Mackenzie Foy has been cast to play Renesmee in Breaking Dawn and author Stephenie Meyer couldn’t be more thrilled!
“Very excited about our new Renesmee, Mackenzie Foy. She’s an amazing young actress and I’m excited to work with her,” the author wrote.
Mackenzie Foy, who looks like the perfect vampire-human hybrid of Breaking Dawn stars and real-life couple Rob Pattinson, 24, and Kristen Stewart, 20, isn’t a stranger to the camera. The nine-year-old already has a slew of commercials under her belt, has been a GAP Kids model and has appeared on the shows ‘Til Death and Flash Forward. Besides her talent in front of the camera, Mackenzie has a purple belt in Taekwondo as well as skill in tap, ballet and jazz dance.
This will be Mackenzie’s first big movie role, acting alongside other newcomers to the Twilight series Rami Malek as Benjamin, Maggie Grace as Irina, MyAnna Buring as Tanya, Mia Maestro as Carmen, Casey LaBow as Kate and Christian Camargo as Eleazar.
To show Renesmee’s rapid growth from infant to a 17-year-old, Breaking Dawn producers have enlisted Avatar‘s Jon Bruno to head up special effects to work on an aging process similar to that of Brad Pitt‘s in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
Sounds like Mackenzie is going to be getting a lot of attention! Are you excited about this casting choice? Sound off below!