Mackenzie Foy as Renesemee?

According to Entertainment Weekly, nine-year-old actress Mackenzie Foy is all but signed on the dotted line as Renesmee. EW has an excellent track record when it comes to casting stories so we are going to tend to believe this one.

According to EW

“It’s not yet clear how the diminutive actress, who’s appeared in one episode each of television shows FlashForward and ‘Til Death, will portray the character who ages a full 17 years in only seven. Sources have suggested that director Bill Condon will employ similar digital effects to those used by David Fincher in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, where Foy’s face would be digitally transferred onto the face of a younger child. It’s also probable that the studio will hire a younger child in some capacity, too.”

One YouTuber, who either has ESP or an incredibly good eye, put together this Mackenzie montage about two weeks ago.

Sheer volume seems to have shut down the actress’ website which is now stating that it is on hiatus.

UPDATE: Moviehole is “confirming” this news from a Summit contact, but there is still nothing we’ve seen as being officially from Summit.  We will let you know if or when we hear an official announcement.

Via Twilight Series Theories


  1. ok just one question when shes delievered shes a baby little new born baby so how will that work. why cant they just cgi it.

    • I would hate it if they used CGI for Renesmee.

    • Her hair color is perfect. I’m sure she’d be the ‘last’ Renesmee – the one that is holding onto Jake Wolf and Bella & Edward are facing the Volturi. I’m guessing they’ll need 3 Renesmee’s – right? Baby, 3 or 4 year old and that kid?

  2. Yeah I just don’t really understand why they would cast a 9 year old?

  3. She sure is a pretty little girl. She looks like what you’d get if Rob and Kristen had a perfect child. Good find!

    • She obviously got Kristen’s eyebrows. :-)

    • Yeah, I agree. She is very pretty & kind of what I pictured when I imagined Renesemee as she got a little older. But I do wonder how they will pull of Renesemee when she first comes into the world but like Adrielle, I’m staying positive.

  4. cute girl.perfect for little older renesmee.

  5. Very pretty girl! I wonder how will they pull this off, but I’m staying positive.

    • Twilight dreamers says:

      Coo! she looks just like I would imagine a baby Edward! :D with the effects i think it could be pulled off very good! Yay for a pretty Renesmee!

  6. If you read above in the article it’s mentioned how Bill Condon might do the digital effects like the ones used in the movie Benjamin Button with Brad Pitt. So, I can see Mackenzie playing Renesmee with using the digital effects to use her face and her talent for the role. She may not physically be in the role at all times, but her look is perfect for the part. I’ve never seen or heard of her before, but assuming she’s a good little actress; you have the perfect person playing Renesmee.

  7. Based on the report,I don’t think we’ll see all of Maggie on screen,but just her faced super imposed onto the toddler they choose as the Renesmee body double. It worked perfectly in Benjamin Button and looked seamless,that the “seven year-old” Benjamin was able to walk with Brad Pitt’s face. So that means Maggie will record Nessie’s dialouge and then the animators will tranfer her face to the child double. I can’t wait to see how Renesmee looks onscreen,because the description of her growth in the novel is very complicated.

  8. That said about my confusion on how they’re going to pull off using a 9 year old, I REALLY see Renesmee when I look at that second picture of her.

  9. She is very beautiful little girl for Renesmee! Can’t wait for the Movie!

  10. She is very cute, could definitely pass for a child of theirs. She is sort of old, I can’t see her hanging on Bella’s back/sitting on her shoulders in the clearing scene….Hmmmm I am sure it will work out, I just can’t visualize it. Good Find.

  11. “It’s not yet clear how the actress…will portray the character who ages a full 17 years in only seven…” Um…EW does realize this aging 17 years in only seven doesn’t actually HAPPEN in the books, right? Renesmee is still at toddler at the end of BD…I don’t expect them to make that big a leap from the book to the screen. I mean, Melissa Rosenberg has *cough* changed *cough* the books in other “made-up-stuff” ways but that’s a bit of a stretch, even for her.

  12. She looks perfect! Exactly what I had pictured when I think of Renesmee.

  13. I’m confused. Renesmee doesn’t age a full 17 years in the books. They only have to show her until she’s like around the size of a 3 year old I thought.

    • I have to agree with you. If he ages her past a 3 year old, he’ll be aging her too quickly and outside the realm of the books. I guess we’ll have to wait and see, but this does give me pause.

    • TRUE!
      cute kid, but I think they would do better with a man-made child, because of her perfection of beauty. (do not think you can find someone that beautiful)

    • wait im confused what about the 17 years huh??? i dont really remember nessie speaking to much am i wrong i thought she used her mind ….well whatever they choose to do..

  14. She is adorable! She looks perfect for the role, though I’m interested to see how they’ll pull off the aging thing.
    I’m sure glad it’s already been done in Benjamin Button or we’d be hearing a looooot of outcry from the fandom right now ;)

  15. I think that she is beautiful and just perfect for Renesmee.

  16. They say it on too–,,20429703,00.html

    I think her looks are perfect for Bella and Edward’s daughter. Lets hope her acting is just as good!

  17. She is STUNNING! I think she is perfect!

  18. She looks very small for a nine year old – and with the right make-up she could look younger naturally. I am sure they are going to use CGI and Benjamin Button technology for all the early stuff, but it makes a lot of sense to me that they would cast an older actress to handle the depth of this role.

  19. Joshua L. Roberts says:

    Jacob Black…will be proud. :)

  20. I think she looks like Renesemee as I pictured her in my head. She looks much younger than 9 in those pics, so I think she may be able to pull it off…

  21. I just re-read Breaking Dawn and I’m not sure why people are saying there’s a lot of depth to the role. Renesmee barely talks. She mostly sits in in people’s arms and holds her hands to their faces to communicate. I don’t know why they would cast someone so old. I’m honestly disappointed they didn’t find someone at least younger than five or six.

    That said, this actress looks small for her age, so maybe she can pull it off, with a little CGI help. I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt, but am warning them now that I’ll be disappointed if Renesmee isn’t portrayed mostly as a toddler.

    • I completely agree with you. She looks too old… it looks like she even has her adult teeth in now. I think there are some pictures in that montage where she still has her baby teeth and she ould have looked more the part at that point in her life. Hopefully the CGI works out. Also, I was picturing someone with naturally curly hair.

  22. She is perfect! I always thought my grandniece would be perfect but she’s only 2 1/2 She looks just like a younger version of Miss Foy!

  23. I think if they use her she will be really good for the part as far as the looks go. As for the birth scene they might use CGI or something else and use this little girl for later on as the article suggested, they may also use a doll or something. I don’t know but anyway I am confident they will end up doing the right thing knowing how much is riding on all of it.

  24. Bella gives Renesemee age as 5yo for the passport and knew that was older than really looked at the time. I’m a bit concerned with a 9yo playing a child that looks about 3-4yo. Wouldn’t she be too tall, too big? I would think a 5-7 yo actress on the small size could pull off the snow/hunting scene where Irina sees her/Jacob/Bella and the confrontation with Volturi. Is Kristen going to be able to carry this 9yo actress on her back as in the books? or are they not going to do that? Her face is very much in keeping with Renesemee.

    • I agree with you. She definitly looks the part, but seems a little old for the part. And everyone seem to not realize that her birthday is november 10, meaning she’ll be a ten year old playing a four year old. Seems like a bit of a stretch. So they must be planning on using a couple of different aged girls and doing the benjamin button technique. And I also get the feeling they’re going to get “creative” and have renesmee age a lot further in the movie than she does in the book. It’s not like they haven’t changed so many other things.

  25. She is perfect! Those pictures actually give me a little hope that it’s not going to look awfull as I’ve always thought after reading BD.
    I thought they could never find a real actress to play Rennesmee but she looks exactly like the Rennesmee in my head. She has the most amazing eyes. They immediately reminded me of Edward (since he had green eyes before he was changed). But Rennesmee has brown eys, so she probably has to wear lenses anyway.


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