As any Twilighter can attest, Mackenzie's on-screen alter ego, Renesmee, goes through quite the evolution in this conclusion, aging from a newborn baby to a young child in a manner of weeks (thanks, vampire blood!). And for the young starlet playing the adorable half-human, half-vampire wunderkind, it made for some surreal moments on set.
"It's kind of weird because it's not my body," Mackenzie said of the special effects used to paste her face onto different children—and props.
"I was holding the faceless babies, so it was also pretty weird for me," Nikki chimed in. "Her face was not on the baby yet, so that was my job."
A job made even more awkward by where the baby-handlers had to position themselves in order to control the artificial infant.
"They're robot babies," Nikki continued. "There was a man standing between my...between my legs on the floor, looking up at me, moving the robot arms."
Now that sounds truly terrifying.
Stephenie Meyer recalls seeing Edward and Bella for the first time.Our walk down "Twilight" memory lane continues, this time with the woman who started it all: Stephenie Meyer. The authoress stopped by our recent MTV First: "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" during which Josh Horowitz asked her to recall the first time she saw Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart as her beloved Edward and Bella.
In fact, Stephenie (who served as a producer for the franchise's latter films) didn't even watch a screen test until the series' second installment.
"I didn't get to see the screen tests with any of them except for Taylor Lautner for 'New Moon,' and I do remember that, because it was really good," she recalled. "[Director] Chris Weitz sent it to me, and I thought, 'Oh, Taylor, wow!' You were pretty good too, Kristen."
- ↑ http://hollywoodcrush.mtv.com/2012/11/06/nikki-reed-mackenzie-foy-ellen/Nikki Reed Talks Robot Renesmees On 'Ellen'
- ↑ http://hollywoodcrush.mtv.com/2012/11/07/stephenie-meyer-robert-pattinson-kristen-stewart-twilight/ Stephenie Meyer Recalls Seeing Edward And Bella For The First Time