One of the most sought-after roles in Hollywood -- Bella and Edward's half-human/half-vampire child Renesmee Cullen -- will be played by nine-year-old actress Mackenzie Foy in the two-part conclusion to the Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn. The news comes one day after the underwhelming announcement that Maggie Grace (Lost) will play troublemaking vampire Irina.
Foy's credits to date include single episodes of FlashForward and 'Til Death, according to imdb.com. However, she's been a growing number of Twilight fans' favorite to play Renesmee for some time, with at least one online petition asking for her to be given the role.
According to EW.com, Foy is "inches away" from being announced as Renesmee, who rapidly ages from a newborn to a 17-year-old during the events of Breaking Dawn. Past reports have theorized that that aging process will be achieved via similar effects as those employed in David Fincher's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.