Finally, we get a look at Bella and Edward's love child
But that’s not to say it won’t pack a bunch of surprises—and several new characters. Chief among them is Renesmee, the half-human, half-vampire baby of Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward (Robert Pattinson), who is played by Mackenzie Foy, 11. “It’s a hugely important part,” says director Bill Condon, who loved watching Foy and her older costars interact. “They were amazing with her,” he says. “It really brought something paternal out in Rob, and Kristen was especially protective. I’d have to interrupt them when they were in deep conversation to get going with a scene.” It helped that Stewart began her own acting career as a child, in movies such as The Safety of Objects and Panic Room. “I loved chatting with Mackenzie,” she says. “I’m always curious about what’s going on in the minds of kids on set. She’s really close to the age I was when I started.”
What does Robert Pattinson think about having a kid on set?
“We’re all around the same age and we’re really not polite to each other anymore,” he says. “You’d have to tone it down when Mackenzie was around.” Or at least attempt to. “She had a little swear jar, and I think she made 850 bucks or something.”
Kudos to the casting agents for their find in Mackenzie Foy, who incredibly enough looks like her onscreen parents:
“Even our hands look similar,” Stewart says. “It was kind of strange. But it’s funny how it actually helps. It’s like, ‘Oh, hey, you look like me, kid! Come on!’”
More from EW.com's gallery:
I don't know, this whole "imprinting" thing with Jacob and Renesmee still creeps me out a bit...
Check out EW.com's complete photo gallery for "Breaking Dawn, Part 2" -- lots of photos of the new vampires.
So what did you think? Does Renesmee look like you imagined? Sound off in the Comments!
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