The lucky little lady who will play the offspring of Edward and Bella Cullen in the finally installment of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn has finally been confirmed! As previous reports have predicted, 9-year-old Mackenzie Foy will play opposite Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart as their vampire-human child Renesmee! So who was the first to announce the joyous news?
Author of the beloved Twilight series, Stephenie Meyer had the honor of breaking the news on Wednesday night!
“Very excited about our new Renesmee, Mackenzie Foy,” Stephenie wrote (via MTV News) on the Twilight Facebook page. “She’s an amazing young actress and I’m excited to work with her. I hope everyone had an enjoyable summer!”
The young actress has appeared on the TV shows Flash Forward and ‘Till Death, but may Breaking Dawn will certainly launch her to superstardom!
Keep in mind, Renesmee’s character has to age rapidly in the film, so director Bill Condon may have to use digital effects to transfer Mackenzie’s face onto a younger child.
The first chapter of the Breaking Dawn saga doesn’t hit screens until Nov. 18, 2011, followed by the second half on November 16, 2012.
While we don’t know yet where the book will split into two for the silver screen, we do know Renesmee is born about halfway through the story, making it unlikely that we will meet her in the first film.
In other casting news, Lost star Maggie Grace was recently confirmed for the role of Irina!
Are you excited about the new additions?