Anyone who has read Stephenie Meyer'sBreaking Dawn, the final book in the Twilight Saga, has probably wondered how theBreaking Dawn movie makers are going to create the character of Renesmee Cullen on the big screen. The character is not only an emotionally complex role for a young actress to play, but also challenging in terms of her physicality.
Well, the making of Renesmee isn't going to be simple by any means. Wait until you hear how they're creating her.
As we are told in the book, Bella and Edward's half human/half vampire daughter Renesmee ages at lightning speed. This sets forth a bit of a cinematic challenge for the filmmakers. So how are they going to make Renesmee happen in living color?
Well, Renesmee will be played by 10-year-old actress Mackenzie Foy. However, she will also be played by three other young actresses -- Eliza Faria will play Renesmee at age 5, Rachel St. Gelais will play Renesmee at age 6, and Sierra Pitkin will play the oldest Renesmee -- but not the way you might think. After all, it wouldn't be much fun to watch a character whose face is completely different every time she ages in a flash.
So the savvy wondertechs behind the movie are going to superimpose Mackenzie Foy's face on the three other actresses' bodies in the scenes where she is at varying ages/sizes. The digital effects used will be similar to those used on Brad Pitt in the movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. How awesome!