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Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart had a lot to contend with in “Breaking Dawn, Part 2,” including a new baby that was half human and half vampire. A new featurette from the upcoming Blu-ray and DVD release shows how daunting it was to cast the part and how MacKenzie Foy got it.Foy, who turned 12 in November, had a difficult task ahead of her, according to the 10-minute video.
video / viaAlthough she was only supposed to be three-years-old, Renesmee was already a super genius. She could speak 20 languages and had read the works of philosophers like John Milton, according to the book.Director Bill Condon explained that it would be impossible to find a real three-year-old who could handle the part, so they decided to take artistic license and cast Renesmee as a super-fast-growing child.“When we were first casting Renesmee we were going a little older, but even then, how are you going to find someone who sounds like a little adult and convey the emotions we need,” explains author Stephenie Meyer.Surprisingly, a lot of fans had suggested Foy for the part, according to casting director Debra Zane.The video contains some of Foy’s heretofore unseen audition tapes and her own commentary about her thoughts on the part as well. “It was one of those things that as soon as we saw her that was it,” says Condon.The video also provides a behind-the-scenes look at how a doll was used to play Renesmee as an infant and how they used computer generated graphics to help bring it to life.Stewart infamously called them “little Chucky dolls,” during an interview on Jay Leno.Taylor Lautner, Rob and Kristen also discuss what it was like to work with the actress. Check out the video below.
Robert Pattinson’s fans stay on true form as they publicly vote him the winner of the 2013 Richard Attenborough Film Award for British Performer of the Year as Edward Cullen in the world-wide box office hit The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part Two. Robert is no stranger to the RAFA as he also won this award last year for his performance in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part One. The award is the only of the RAFA’s to be voted for by the general public is a great testament to the commitment and loyalty of both Twihards and Robert Pattinson fans all round the UK.Rob beat out some great competition this year from the likes of Christian Bale: The Dark Knight Rises, Emily Blunt: The Five Year Engagement, Daniel Craig: Skyfall, Judi Dench: Skyfall, Colin Firth: Gambit, Andrew Garfield: The Amazing Spider-Man, Keira Knightley: Anna Karenina, Emma Watson: The Perks Of Being A Wallflower and Rachel Weisz: The Bourne Legacy.The RAFAs are dedicated to Richard Attenborough, who was born in Cambridge but spent his childhood in Leicester. He made his screen debut in the 1942 Noel Coward/David Lean film, In Which We Serve, while still a student at RADA. In 1969 came the first of twelve movies as producer/director, Oh, What A Lovely War. He is undoubtedly best known for Gandhi, 1982 winner of eight Oscars and five BAFTAs, including Best Picture and Best Director on both sides of the Atlantic. Lord Attenborough’s many films in front of the cameras includeBrighton Rock, The Great Escape, Doctor Dolittle, Jurassic Park and Miracle on 34th Street. Lord Attenborough CBE is Chairman or President of numerous media industry bodies and charities. More information at the new website, www.richard-attenborough.com