Mom of Baby Who Doubled for Renesmee, in Breaking Dawn Part 1, Recalls Their Time on SetDec 5th, 2011 | By Stefanie | Category: Featured Articles, Movie News
We’ve heard in past interviews that it was necessary to use quite a few different children of varying ages to account for Renesmee’s increased growth rate. Now the mom of one of the babies who appeared in Breaking Dawn Part 1 shares what the experience was like:
One-year-old Ava Jolie Mayeux is not just any Louisiana toddler.
The Gonzales native has been a vampire baby eyed by millions of people all over the globe.
Ava was hired as an extra to appear in the box-office smash, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1,” which was filmed partly in Baton Rouge in 2010.
But Ava was no ordinary extra.
The film’s main character Bella Swan, played by actress Kristin Stewart, becomes pregnant in the film after marrying vampire boyfriend Edward Cullen, played by actor Robert Pattinson.
After Swan gives birth to the baby, there is a scene near the end of the film where Swan’s trusted friend Rosalie, played by actress Nikki Reed, holds the infant.
That was Ava’s big close-up.
Or at least, as her mother Christina James said, her big profile.
“You can definitely see it’s her in the scene,” James said.
Read the rest at The Advocate, where Christina talks about meeting Bill Condon and Nikki Reed, and what it was like on set for the mom and baby.
(Via: Baton Rouge Film Commission)