Although we haven’t had confirmation from Summit Entertainment yet, rumors are rampant about the little girls who are cast to play Renesmee Cullen at various ages in the Breaking Dawn movie. According to NessieMackenzie.com these are the girls who have been picked so far:
Mackenzie Foy: Mackenzie was confirmed by Stephenie Meyer back in October, 2010 to play the role of Renesmee Cullen.
Rachel St. Gelais: Rachel is six years old and known for her work in ‘The Blind Side’ & ‘The Shunning.’ She is rumored as one of the various Renesmee actresses.
Sierra Pitkin: Sierra is known for her role in ‘Juno’ and is another one of the rumored Renesmee’s in Breaking Dawn.
Eliza Faria: Eliza is currently listed as ‘little Renesmee’ on her IMDb page.
There is also a rumored ‘flash forward’ scene in Breaking Dawn that will show Renesmee Cullen as a teenager. We will keep you updated on all the rumored actresses cast to be part of the Renesmee character.
It has been listed on IMDb that Eliza Faria will portray ‘little Renesmee’ in the Breaking Dawn movie.
With that said, Mackenziefoy.com give us some information on how they will perform the CGI technique:
“We now have more info about the CGI techniques that are going to be used in Breaking Dawn to rapidly age Mackenzie’s character Renesmee. The CGI team is going to use a mixture of ‘Motion Capture’ and ‘Live Action’ Photography by fitting Mackenzie with an individually made skull cap fitted with a tiny camera positioned in front of her face. Like Avatar, the information collected about her facial expressions and eyes is then transmitted to computers.
As reported back in October Mackenzie’s face will then be digitally transferred onto the face and body of a younger child to create the illusion of her character’s rapid ageing. Besides the performance capture data which will be transferred directly to the computers, numerous reference cameras will give the digital artists multiple angles of each performance. All live action and motion capture footage will then be composited on screen.”