Stephenie Meyer confirms Renesmee casting in Breaking Dawn

Oct 7, 2010 at 3:03 p.m. ET

Twilight author Stephenie Meyer confirmed that nine-year-old actress Mackenzie Foy has been cast as Renesmee, the vampire-human love child of Edward (Robert Pattinson) and Bella (Kristen Stewart), in Breaking Dawn.

Twilight author Stephenie Meyer

We reported that Mackenzie Foy was in talks to play the vampire-human baby of Stewart's Bella and Pattinson's Edward, and Twilight author Stephenie Meyer confirmed the news on the official Twilight Facebook page.

Twilight author confirms casting

"Very excited about our new Renesmee, Mackenzie Foy," Meyer wrote. "She's an amazing young actress and I'm excited to work with her."

The author, who does not have her own Twitter or Facebook page, thanked fans of the official Twilight Facebook page. "Congratulations to the Twilight Facebook Fan Page! 15 million fans! You guys never cease to amaze me."

Mackenzie Foy as Renesmee

The nine-year-old actress has appeared in one episode each of FlashFoward and Til Death. Her angelic features make her the perfect choice to play the vampire/human Renesmee.

Oscar-winner Bill Condon, director of Breaking Dawn, will reportedly use special digital effects to transfer Foy's face onto the face of a younger child, similar to The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Her vampire blood makes her age from a baby to a 17-year-old in only seven years.

Mackenzie Foy as Renesmee

Lost's Maggie Grace, Christian Camargo and Mia Maestro have also been cast to play vampires in Breaking Dawn.

Breaking Dawnhas been split into two parts, with the first to arrive in theaters on November 18, 2011.

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