Renesmee: It’s happening whether we want it to or not

Dear Renesmee,

I feel like here on LTT we haven’t been fair to you. The only time we talk about you is when we’re posting the most creep-tastic images we’ve gathered of you and Jacob from across the web like this old favorite:

or this new epic find:

And what can we do BUT make fun of or be creeped out by the whole Jacob/Nessie story line after seeing these pictures? Nothing. And so we haven’t. For a long time (for all of time, actually).

But maybe we’re not being fair. Maybe we just have the inability to view your relationship like it should be viewed as this innocent big-brother-little-sister thing like shown here in this (fan made, I think?) picture:

because we’re old cynical women– kinda annoyed that you came into the picture just when it was getting steamy between your mom & your dad– but also because in real life the grown(growing)-man-little-girl relationship isn’t usually a positive one…. but what IS real life about Twilight? It’s a story about VAMPIRES and WOLVES and a Police Chief Grandpa who doesn’t question his daughter disappearing and reappearing less than 9 months later with a baby growing years-worth in mere days. Why do we judge YOUR character in real life terms when we don’t bat an eye at townspeople not questioning how a 20-something couple are raising 6 model-like teenagers?

I don’t know. But Renesmee seems to be happening whether we want it/her/you to or not. Evidenced by a sit down Moon got to partake in during Comic Con week with some other fan sites. And MacKenzie Foy (you, IN REAL LIFE!) is kinda adorable:

Peekaboo Moon in the back!

I guess we’ll try to deal. I said try. (And we’re pretty horrible at trying, fyi)

Love,
UC & Moon

What do you think? Concerned about how creeped out we’ve made you over the years over the Renesmee story-line? Wondering if Chris Hansen might be in your theater the first time you see Breaking Dawn Part 2?

Wanna hear what MacKenzie had to say? Wondering how many teeth she lost and which female Twilight star DEFINITELY had to contribute to her “Swear jar” (Easy guess) Full interview with MacKenzie after the jump!

Mackenzie Foy Fansite Interview
July 12 2012. Hard Rock Hotel, San Diego, California

Q: I’d really like to know what you learned about acting from the other cast members that you got to work with?
M: Well, I learned the most by watching them because they would be themselves and then they would become the character that they become.

Q: Is there one thing that you learned by watching one person in particular, that you took in and thought “I want to be able to do that”?
M: There’s some cool stunts that everyone did, there’s a couple of flips and I thought that was very cool.

Q: Now do you want to do gymnastics?
M: (Laughs) No…

Q: You mentioned stunts in the panel… That you got to ride on the back of the ‘wolf Jacob’. Was that a stunt? Were you on a harness or something?
M: I was on a harness… It was really cool.

Q: You can’t tell us anything more?
M: No!

Q: They’ve got you trained!
M: (Laughs)

Q: Now, on the press conference you mentioned the swear jar… Who was the biggest offender?
M: Like I said, I don’t want anybody else to get in trouble! (laughs)

Q: Is there anybody who didn’t have to put any quarters in the swear jar?
M: Um… Stephenie (Meyer), Taylor (Lautner), Noel (Fisher), Dr. Guri (Weinberg), and there were some other people like Miss Tracey (Heggins), Miss Judi (Shekoni). Most of the Cullen guys. They didn’t say any swear words. Oh! And Miss Ashley (Greene). She didn’t say any.

Q: So, how much about Twilight did you know before you were cast for the part?
M: I knew about the first movie and the second movie.

Q: So you didn’t know they had a vampire hybrid baby?
M: I did kind of know because my friends would talk about it at Tae Kwon Do, and they would talk about the books and stuff to me.

Q: Have you since then read any of the books?
M: No, I’m not allowed to read them yet.

Q: So how did your friends respond to you being cast for the part?
M: I was really, really, really excited.

Q: And what about your friends?
M: They were really excited too, they were really sweet and very supportive.

Q: How did you enjoy meeting the fans last night outside in the line?
M: I was happy because they were all really excited to see me and my friends. When I’d take a picture with somebody and sign an autograph they’d be really excited and that makes me really happy.

Q: Is there anything from the set, outfits or mementos that you got to take home or wanted to take home?
M: I got to keep a clip for my hair. It had a pretty little dragonfly on it and I got to keep it.

Q: Did they just use your hair or did they use some enhancements on your hair?
M: I had like half a wig, and it was shaped around my head and that way I could have super long curly hair. And they would have my hair over it (gestures to top layer of hair) and they would curl it and stuff.

Q: How long did it take you to get into your make up and hair?
M: About, like, 20 minutes or something?

Q: You had it easy!
M: (Laughs).

Q: Since you’re not allowed to read the books, were you allowed to watched the first Twilight movie?
M: I did. I watched the first and the second one, and I saw bits and pieces of Part 1.

Q: You were not allowed to watch the honeymoon, right?
M: No!

Q: You have good parents! You have very good parents!
M: I got to watch the wedding, and I sat through the birth scene.

Q: So what was your favorite part in the movies that you’ve seen?
M: I think they’re all really good. I like in the first one, how… I just like the first one. And I like the second one too, and all the parts I saw of Part 1.

Q: Did you like the wedding scene?
M: I thought it was really, really good.

Q: What was your first time meeting, Taylor, Kristen and Rob like?
M: Well I met Kristen and Rob in the hair and make up trailer, and I think the first time I met Taylor was… in the first scene actually.

Q: Really? And you didn’t meet him before?
M: I don’t think I did!

(long pause…)

Q: Was that awkward?
M: (laughs) No…

Q: Was he just like a big brother?
M: He was like a good friend.

Q: Did you have to go through any CGI work on the computer and make really cool stuff happen?
M: I did. I had to get a face scan, a body scan, and then I would have to sit on this chair that was like, surrounded by lights and cameras, and I had to sit and couldn’t move my head. I had to make facial expressions, and move my body without moving my head.

Q: Was Bill Condon there? Did he directed you?
M: He was there for most… I think he missed two? Because he was busy with other stuff.

Q: Did you like Bill?
M: I did, he was really sweet.

Q: Were there any interesting conversations that you had with Stephenie about the character?
M: No.

Q: Are you hoping for Renesmee to get her own spin off?
M: That would be fun!

Q: Would you be up for it?
M: Totally!

Q: How do you feel about the name Renesmee and the nickname Nessie?
M: I like it. I think it’s a really cool name because it’s like Renee and Esme. And I like the character that I play and that they call her Nessie, I think it’s cute.

Q: Did you get a chance to interact with the other actors who play the Cullens?
M: I did! With Miss Nikki we had American Idol night, and I played football with Taylor, I’m not very good at it (laughs).

Q: When you wrapped up did they show up for your last scene?
M: Yeah, it was just me and Kristen.

Q: You were the final two?
M: Yes.

Q: But the rest of the crew probably showed up right? “That’s a wrap on Mackenzie”!
M: The crew was there and the visual effects guy and all that stuff, because it had to do with the wolves. All the other cast, they weren’t wrapped yet, they just had the day off so it was just me and Kristen. It was nice.

Q: Did you have to act younger than you are now?
M: Um, I did. But it was like a body double, that way I have different bodies (in the movie) and they would have to put my face on their bodies. It’s kinda cool.

Q: If you came to Comic-Con, and not as a part of Twilight, what would you dress up as?
M: A traffic cone.

Q: Do you think you’re going to enjoy any of Comic-Con after today’s over?
M: I don’t know. But my dad is checking it out right now. I’m like “There’s an incredible Hulk t-shirt, you should get me one!”

Q: Have you had any encounters where you’ve been spotted outside of events like these, where someone has recognized you?
M: Yes, I got noticed at the mall once.

Q: And did you have to take a picture or sign an autograph?
M: I took a picture with her.

Q: While they were filming, they filmed both movies at the same time, did you ever have one of the cast members come and be confused about shooting a film or a part for part 1 or part 2, was that confusing for anybody?
M: No, because we had two different films but we shot them simultaneously. So you get a mini-script where you get the scenes for the day, and it says if it’s for part 1 or part 2, and what the scene is.

Q: Right, and you didn’t have to worry too much about it because you were only on part two.
M: (laughs).

Q: Who was the biggest prankster on set? Or the biggest jokester?
M: Rob was pretty funny. He had some pretty funny jokes.

Q: He made you laugh a lot?
M: Yes. And Mr. Guri, he was really funny too.

Q: He is very funny.
M: He was, like, “Don’t call me Mr. Guri!” and then I said “Ok, Dr. Guri”. and now I call him Dr Guri.

Q: What’s your favorite part of being Renesmee?
M: I like all of it. It was my first movie character, and she’s a really good character to play because there’s just so many things involved in the character.

Q: Do you have new things coming out?
M: I do. I have a new film coming out called The Warren Files, and a new independent film called Plastic Jesus.

Q: I have to ask, do you like cats or dogs better?
M: I love dogs and cats, because I have two dogs and one cat.

Q: Well, that is probably better for Jacob in the long run.
M: (Laughs). I like dogs, they’re really cute. And I love kittens, they’re
so soft.

Q: They were talking about how you lost a tooth during the filming?
M: I lost like five.

Q: So did you have like one of those bridges in?
M: I think I had like four flippers. And I lost a molar, but it was ok with that one.

Q: And now you have all your teeth.
M: Yes, I do. I have all my big girl teeth. I am growing new molars in the back.

Q: So did you have to go to the dentist and get the flippers set several different times?
M: I had to go to the flipper Doctor. I usually go to one here, well not here-here but in LA. Dr. Smith, he’s the flipper Doctor. And I had another flipper Doctor in Vancouver.

Q: Did you film primarily just in Vancouver, or were you able to go to New Orleans also?
M: We had to shoot some of it in North Carolina, not North Carolina, Louisiana (laughs) and then we did in Vancouver.

Q: Awesome. Did you get to visit any cool places on your days off?
M: I did. We went to like this swampy kind of thing? (laughs). And we went to Cafe Du Monde.

Q: And are you looking forward to being part of the movie promo worldwide? And is there a country that you would like to visit?
M: I would like to visit China, I would like to visit London and Italy. I like Italy.

Q: Do you think you’ll get to go on something like The Tonight Show or David Letterman?
M: I don’t know!

Q: Have you thought about that?
M: I haven’t! (nervously).

Q:  Oh, no, now I scared her! She’s going to panic, oh, no! Would you like to do something like that?
M: It would be fun! I’d like to go on The Ellen Show.

Q: You can show Ellen some of your Tae Kwon Do. That would be a great episode.
M: Yes!

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  • BrookeLockart

    Nope. Still creepy. In my head, Vanessa (as I have renamed her) rejects Jacob as she only sees him as an older brother or Uncle.

    • ashanti

      I know right it is creepy. I hope they do a diffrent movie with jacob and the older versionof renesmee

  • TeamSeth

    Such good parents! I like how she says, “I liked the first one, how … well, I just liked the first film.”   (nods) We know what that’s like, kid.

    She’s so cute in this interview. Super adorable. I’m excited for this. I’m not creeped out by it, I never found her character to be creepy or her imprint relationship w/ Jacob to be creepy. It’s explain well enough, I think. In the books, at least.

    Dr. Guri! hehe

    • Bubs

      Have to agree-well explained in the books-along with the other “FANTASIES”

      She seems very smart n well spoken for her age. Lucky girl got to spend time with Taylor  !!!!! Not fair !

    • MariaCecilia

      Calling TeamSeth: hey, I just realized that I didn’t reply to your generous offer to meet up in Seattle on the coming weekend: how rude of me! If you are still up for it, please PM me on the Forum, and I’ll send you my number or you could send me yours, whichever you’re comfortable with. We’re leaving Sunday.

  • Cupcakechanel

    That fan made (?) pic is actually beautiful!!!

  • BeaDee

    She is absurdly cute. Her interviews sound like Taylor Jr.– all poise, sunshine, rainbows, fun, and gratitude. Less fun to read than Rob, but pretty darn healthy for a little girl.

  • JodieO

    Is she Southern?  

  • MariaCecilia

    Fan art will always be creepy, and this is…way creepy. I’m okay with the whole thing as long as I don’t have to think too deeply on the reality of the concept: but then, there are a lot of FF:s that paint Edward and Bella with a 20 year age difference, and that is sort of creepy too when you start thinking about it, no?

  • TeamJacobEdward

    She sounds adorable.  I get a kick out of the fact that she calls everyone “Miss….” or “Mr…”  I wonder if she’s from a southern state, they do that there more.  When I met my new neighbors, the kids kept calling me “Miss TJE” (ok, so it wasn’t TJE but my first name” and calling my husband “Mr TJE”  We weren’t used to that and kept telling the kids to just call us by our first names.  They would the next time and then they were right back to Miss/Mr…  lol

    Reading the book I never got creeped out by the imprinting.  There was zero weirdness.  It wasn’t until later… probably when I started reading LTT (lol) or when a friend read the books and were like “hold the freaking phone” when I started realizing how creepy it seemed then as the movies progressed, I began worrying about it and the flack we (the fandom) would get because of the Chris Hansen-esque assumption and I’ve been fearing BD II as much as I’ve been excited for it. 

    • GoWithIt

      I do that with my son’s teachers. They call them Miss and Mr. First Name, and then it feels weird to just call them their first name after that. 

  • Luludee

    Oh my goodness, she’s adorable! I love how she’s calling everyone Mr. and Miss also. Too cute. 

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