Mackenzie Foy Talks Meeting Kristen & Rob, One Direction & the Cast Swear Jar!

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She already revealed that Robert Pattinson‘s the coolest celebrity dad, but Mackenzie Foy‘s still got plenty of Breaking Dawn — Part 2 on- (and off-) set secrets to spill. During our chat with the soon-to-be 12-year-old, she opens up about her first meetings with Rob, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner, her most embarrassing moments, the cast swear jar (yup, that happened) and her love for a little boy band named One Direction(!). Read on for the Q&A

Teen: How would you describe your character, Renesmee?
Mackenzie: She’s very kind. She also is shy. And she is half of a vampire, [so] she grows really fast. One hour she’ll be a baby, and the next hour she’ll be a toddler. It’s weird. And she’s really, really smart.

Teen: You weren’t allowed to read the Twilight books, but you were allowed to watch the movies. Why is that?
Mackenzie: I’m just not old enough.

Teen: But you were old enough to see the movies. What’d you think of them?
Mackenzie: Yes. I thought they were really cool. I liked them.

Teen: What was it like the first time you met Rob, Kristen and Taylor?
Mackenzie: The first time I met Rob and Kristen, I was in the hair and makeup trailer for my wig fitting and I don’t remember what they were doing — I think they were getting their hair done or something — and I just said, “Hi, my name’s Mackenzie.” I met Taylor on the first day I got to be on camera, and we were doing some scene together. He said “Hi.”


Teen: What was your favorite scene to film with Taylor?
I had a lot of fun filming all the scenes, so it’s hard to pick one. Riding Jacob wolf; that’s actually my favorite scene. I really liked that one. It was like a mechanical bull kind of without the head. It was all furry… But Taylor wasn’t there.

Teen: You’ve done some Tae Kwon Doe and Taylor also does martial arts. Did you ever talk about that?
 We did talk about it. The first time I told him I think I was a blue belt, and now I’m a junior black belt. We did push-ups.

Teen: Was it a contest?
Mackenzie: Yeah, it was really fun. I don’t remember who won, but I remember doing a lot.

Teen: You guys played football, too?
Mackenzie: Well, we tried. He threw it really really high and far, and I would go catch it, then I would throw it, like, 4 inches.

Teen: Off-camera, what were some of your favorite moments with the cast?
Mackenzie: I went hiking with Kristen and that was really fun. And me and Taylor we were all playing games and my mom showed [’em] something on her iPhone and they were playing that forever. It was really funny.


Teen: Robert said you got a lot of money from the cast for swearing around you…
Mackenzie: Well, I started hearing some oopsies around set and I decided that I should start a swear jar. It’s just like a little container with stickers on it.

Teen: And you just told them this is something they had to do or…?
Mackenzie: Actually, they all wanted to do it because they have a problem. They need some help.

Teen: Who was the biggest culprit?
 I’m not gonna say!


Teen: There was an interview where you said you wanted to be a movie director. Is that still something you want to do?
 Oh yeah.

Teen: What types of movies?
Mackenzie: I haven’t really thought about that. I guess I’ll say all movies.

Teen: You said you like action movies, so maybe that?
Mackenzie: Yeah! I’ll be doing a lot of action movies.

Teen: Do you have any embarrassing set moments?
Mackenzie: I fell a lot. I remember tripping and falling, but I do that all the time… Sometimes I would be doing a scene and I would stumble and I’d have to start over.

Teen: What music are you into?
: Right now, I’m into One Direction. They’re fun.

Teen: Who’s your favorite?
All of them!

For more of Mackenzie, as well as the other cast members, check out stills from the movie below, then join the convo on our Breaking Dawn — Part 2 message board!