Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Breaking Dawn Renesmee auditions underway

Casting is currently underway to find a 4 year old girl to play "Young Renesmee" in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.

Renesmee is the half-human, half-vampire daughter of Edward Cullen (played by Robert Pattinson) and Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart). The casting directors are holding auditions in New York and Los Angeles and are looking for a young girl who has some acting experience and is confident on a film set environment. This girl should have self-composure, good physical posture, and be very attentive, able to take direction well, and be quick to react. They also would prefer a girl with dance training.

The casting directors are not having open casting calls for this role due to the extremely high profile nature of the project. Rene Haynes, who was the casting director that handled Native American roles for the Twilight Saga films New Moon and Eclipse, held open casting calls for the films. She was quoted as saying, “It was crazy, especially in the early days, in the first four weeks after the announcement that my office was casting these roles we stopped counting emails after 20,000. We had created a dedicated email address for the project. We got so many we had to create another one."

Filming on Breaking Dawn Part I starts November 1, 2010 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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