Mackenzie Foy is all grown up!
The young actress fans most likely remember as Renesmee Cullen – the vampiric and hyper-aging daughter born to Edward and Bella Cullen in the Twilight movies – is now pushing 15, and she wowed the crowd at Cannes in her Oscar De La Renta gown, Entertainment is reporting.
Mackenzie was just 11 when she was cast in the role that every adolescent girl in Hollywood wanted: Renesmee Cullen in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (and 2). Since then, Mackenzie has found steady work, earning raves for her role as Matthew McConaughey’s screen daughter in Interstellar, according to Refinery 29.
She’s also found voice work, providing the voice of Violet in The Boxcar Children.
The Los Angeles native, who plans to go to film school and become a director some day, also has a busy personal life: when she’s not in front of the camera, Mackenzie – who holds a black belt in Taek Won Do – models and dances.
Mackenzie is in Cannes this week to promote The Little Prince, according to Wet Paint, and stepping out on the red carpet, she showed the paparazzi just how much she’s grown up.
May 22nd, Mackenzie Foy – ‘The Little Prince’ Photocall at the 68th Annual #CannesFilmFestival; น่ารักมากโตขึ้นเยอะ ♡ pic.twitter.com/te0VIBIN7Z
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The Little Prince, scheduled for U.S. release in July, has been one of the most anticipated, and most talked-about, movies of the summer. The animated feature is based on the classic 1943 novella of the same name by French aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupery.
“The author, an aviator, crashes with his aeroplane in the middle of the Sahara desert. While he is trying to repair his aeroplane, a little boy appears and asks him to draw a sheep. The author learns that The Little Prince comes from asteroid B-612 where he has left behind three volcanoes and a rose.”
Mackenzie provides the voice of The Little Girl (in the English editions, anyway).
Look for Mackenzie Foy to appear in the live-action The Great Wall in November 2016.