Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
100 Greatest Characters
Your all-time favourite heroes and villains
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save 44%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Podcast 172: Josh Gad
Pixel perfect
Daniel Radcliffe Heads To Imperium
He's playing an FBI agent
Patrick Osborne To Direct Battling Boy
Animator adapting Paul Pope's graphic novel
Tom Cruise Teases Edge Of Tomorrow Sequel
Live. Die. Repeat. Again?
Tom Hardy's Taboo Finds A Director
The Killing's Kristoffer Nyholm takes the chair
Drew Pearce Says The Other Ghostbusters Is Still Happening
Update: Ivan Reitman weighs in
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
28 May 2015
American Ultra Red Band Trailer Shoots Online
Jesse Eisenberg is a stone(r) cold killer
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Mr Holmes (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Clouds Of Sils Maria (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Still Alice (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Taken 3 (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Interstellar (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

More Breaking Dawn Casting News
Renesmee may be Mackenzie Foy

28 September 2010  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: Entertainment Weekly

submit to reddit

We've already heard this morning that Maggie Grace is set to play Irina in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn. Now there's word that 9 year-old Mackenzie Foy is in talks to play Renesmee, a key figure in the story. If you're avoiding spoilers, read no further.

Renesmee is Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward's (Robert Pattinson) daughter, conceived while the former is still human and therefore a weird human / vampire hybrid. Why the weird name? Well, because Bella decided to name her after both her grandmothers, Renee and Esme, and came up with that hybrid monstrosity (the name, not the girl).

And why are they casting a 9 year-old and not a, well, baby for the role? That's because Renesmee ages at a super-accelerated rate, which is good news for any werewolves who happen to imprint upon her as an infant (ugh).

Mackenzie Foy has previously appeared on US TV in FlashForward and 'Til Death, but apart from that is a newcomer to the biz. Then again, she was born in 2000 (feel old yet?) so she's got plenty of time. The filmmakers are talking about using The Curious Case of Benjamin Button-like technology in order to age her down as necessary for the precocious but fast-growing role.

 


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Sally Menke RIP
Tarantino's acclaimed editor dies at 56
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Black Mass Trailer Breakdown With Director Scott Cooper
Find out what's what with Johnny Depp's take on Boston Gangster Whitey Bulger

The N.W.A-Team
Empire visits the set of Straight Outta Compton

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
Read Empire's official verdict

Empire Meets Joely Richardson
On Maggie, Arnie and Event Horizon

100 Greatest Movie Characters
The complete list of your all-time favourite heroes and villains

Vote Now For Your Favourite TV Shows
Pick your top five - if you can...

Paul Rudd Is Awesome
Being awesome: from Clueless to Ant-Man

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 67%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)