“We looked at younger actresses, but you needed this person who could have meaningful conversations with her parents, who we would believe in these really hard scenes,” Meyer said. “I think it turned out; the emotion is there.”
Godfrey added, “Because Renesmee is kind of supernaturally wise in some ways, having an actress who's 9 playing all the articulations of Renesmee from, you know, looking 6 months old 'til 10 was great because we could performance capture with her and then sort of de-age her on to kind of the proper scale. But it was challenging.”
Another challenge was casting the roles of more than a dozen new vampire characters who are introduced in “Breaking Dawn — Part 2” as the Cullens seek out allies from around the world to help defend them against the Volturi's false allegations.
“Lee Pace actually stood out as someone who really just was so much fun and really looked the part,” Meyer said, referring to the Chickasha-born actor who plays Garrett, an American vampire who fought in the Revolutionary War. “They did a really good job of sort of matching the descriptions this time.”
For her next project, Meyer is working as a producer on the 2013 movie “The Host,” an adaptation of her best-selling alien possession novel starring Saoirse Ronan, Diane Kruger and William Hurt. But the writer has no firm plans for the future of her global phenomenon-spawning “Twilight Saga.”
“I'm not into permanence, so I wouldn't say no absolutely. I'm not gonna do it today. I don't know how I'm gonna feel in five years,” she said.
“I had planned out where it would go for a couple more books. So I know exactly what would happen. I mean, there are other characters that I think would've had a lot of voice in those coming stories. I don't know, maybe someday I'll write it out just for myself. We'll see.”
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