Comic-Con: Kristen Stewart on mothering Renesmee in 'Breaking Dawn'
After spending the first three "Twilight Saga" films fighting to be with her vampire beloved, Kristen Stewart's Bella Swan character confronts a new challenge in the two-part "Breaking Dawn" series conclusion: motherhood.
Plenty of ink has already been shed — and please stop reading now if you haven't read any of that ink and want to be surprised — on Swan's controversial conception, pregnancy and delivery of Renesmee with Robert Pattinson's Edward Cullen character, but Thursday at Comic-Con 2011, Stewart got specific about bringing it all to the big screen.
"We had Mackenzie Foy, who's an amazing little kid, an incredible kid, smarter than me," Stewart said of the actress playing her on-screen daughter.
Since the little darling is half-human, half-vampire, she ages rather quickly in the film, requiring several actors (and even a robot) to step in along the way.
"To see little Chucky from 'Child's Play' ... " Pattinson joked of an animatronic baby used for a scene in which Bella holds her offspring for the first time.
"It had hair, and it's a newborn baby," Stewart said. "I know that's in the book, and you can imagine how cool that would be."
For the ages between the Chucky stage and a fully realized Foy, some of the wee actors couldn't seem to get it right.
"There was one kid who was supposed to run to Billy Burke [who plays Bella's father, Charlie], but she kept running into a wall," director Bill Condon said. "She was so nervous."
— Matt Donnelly
Photo: A closer look at Kristen Stewart at the "Breaking Dawn" panel at Comic-Con 2011. Credit: Mike Blake / Reuters.