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Forget Renesmee, meet Checkesmee!
Because director Bill Condon had to show Renesmee, who is half vampire and half human, maturing at a rapid rate, he tried a few different approaches. One idea that didn’t work was a nearly three-foot-tall Renesmee doll (or “that robot baby” as Robert Pattinson calls it) that quickly got dubbed, Chuckesmee.
“Chuckesmee was a giant misfire on all fronts,” Condon says. ”Truly, it was one of the most grotesque things I’ve ever seen. It was a horror show! There was one shot where I call, ‘Cut!’ and suddenly she turns her head and mechanically stares right into the camera. It was incredibly disturbing.”
Condon ended using digital F/X instead. But not to worry, the director promises Chuckesmee will make an appearance on the DVD extras.