Entertainment Weekly gives us a quick briefing on actress Mackenzie Foy, who plays Renesmee Cullen in Breaking Dawn Part 2!
The character of Renesmee, the half-human, half-vampire baby maturing at an unnatural rate, lies at the heart of the drama in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2.
And picking the right actress was essential. “It’s a hugely important part, says director Bill Condon, who spotted Mackenzie Foy, now 11, early on in the audition process. “But this was kind of obvious. It was one of those rare times when you see something — like with an apartment or house — and it feels good and you just need to take it. I felt that way, like, ‘Oh, this is good.’”
Foy grew up outside of Los Angeles and has been working steadily — she booked her first gig, modeling for Ralph Lauren at the age of 3 — modeling, appearing in commercials, and acting on TV shows such as ‘Til Death, Hawaii Five-O, and Flashforward. She picked up some new skills while shooting Breaking Dawn, thanks to her famous costars. Taylor Lautner taught her how to throw a football and Kristen Stewart gave her tips on summoning tears onscreen. (“She said to think of something sad for a very long time.”)
The actress, who is homeschooled, just completed fifth grade. She says hopes to continue being an actress — and eventually a director — for the rest of her life. But in the near future? ”I’m going to swim and eat popsicles.”
Breaking Dawn movie‘s Mackenzie Foy (aka Renesmee Cullen) did this “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” themed photoshoot with Dani Brubakerand SAMMY MOURABITback in 2009.
Sammy had this to say about working with Mackenzie: “Mackenzie is one adorable young actress, very well mannered and knows exactly what she wants. Amongst 13 other young girls, this was one of my favorite.”
Mackenzie Foy (aka Renesmee Cullen) has booked a new feature film with New Line Cinema called “THE WARREN FILES.”
The horror movie reportedly tells the story of two detectives who decide to investigate the Perron family; a family who claimed they “lived among the dead” as spirits (both friendly and sinister) inhabited their Rhode Island farmhouse. Mackenzie will be playing one of true-life kids of the Perron family, meaning she’ll be getting a good amount of screen time!