Back in October, we reported that child actress MacKenzie Foy had been cast in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn to play Renesmee Cullen, the half-human, half-vamp love child of Edward Cullen and Bella Swan.
An image of Foy has been circulating online recently with the claim that it’s the first look at the 9-year-old actress in the role of Renesmee, but now Twilight Lexicon has proven this to be false. The photo (see it here at right) is actually from an old fashion shoot Foy did for Garnet Hill Clothing.
I’m not sure why an old photo would all of a sudden be uncovered and spread around as a new image from Breaking Dawn, but it appears everyone was convinced it was from the film because Foy appears to be sitting in the famous Meadow from the film franchise (check out Renesmee’s Mom and Dad rolling around in it in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse here below). Hey, maybe that’s how she got the gig to begin with.
In other Renesmee news, Twilight Lexicon reports that two more actresses are credited as “Renesmee” on IMDB — Rachel St. Gelais and Eliza Faria. Speculation is that the two actresses will play Renesmee at younger ages. I haven’t read Breaking Dawn yet, so I have no idea how old Renesmee gets or how quickly she ages, or pretty much anything about her at this point. Also, I don’t know when Foy shows up in the series, as Breaking Dawn is being divided into two films, with Part I arriving in theaters on November 18, 2011.