Welcome to, Marvelous Mackenzie. A fansite dedicated to 16 year old actress Mackenzie Foy. You might recognize her from her roles in “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2” as
Renesmee Cullen or as Young Murph in "Interstellar". Here at Marvelous Mackenzie we aim to bring you the latest info, news, photos, and more. If you’re new to Mackenzie’s world check
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The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Mackenzie as... Clara
Type: Feature Film
Released: November 2018 Official | IMDb | Photos
The Little Prince Mackenzie as... The Little Girl
Type: Animated Film
Released: August 5th, 2016 Official | IMDb | Photos
I’ve added photos from Mackenzie’s shoot back in 2008 for Guess Kids in better quality. This has always been one of my favorite shoots Kenz has done. I just adore the one of her with the bright colored tapestry behind her and the butterfly clips in her hair!
After almost a year with the same layouts, Marvelous Mackenzie finally has a new look! The header was designed by myself and coded by the amazing Yukiko! The gallery layout has been redone to match as well. I hope you all enjoy the new designs!
Today an animated adaption of The Little Prince premieres on Netflix, featuring one very talented 15-year-old as its lead voice actor. Meet Mackenzie Foy, who you may recognize as Bella Swan and Edward Cullen’s young daughter in Twilight: Breaking Dawn. Having grown up dancing, Mackenzie turned to tae kwon do and found the sport equally satisfying for helping her develop incredible power, strength, and diligence. Oh, and did we mention she has a black belt, too? When she wasn’t showing us her high kicks and her nunchaku skills on set, Mackenzie chatted about what she learned while voicing her character in The Little Prince, The Little Girl.
“I used to be a dancer, but my studio closed, so I wanted to find something active that would be fun to do with my brother. In tae kwon do, we learn to be respectful to everyone. Respect is definitely something that I already had before going into tae kwon do, but it enhanced. And being able to do things under pressure is really important.”
“When I do tae kwon do, I feel happy. It’s a very safe place for me. I love being physically fit and being able to do kicks and real push-ups. If I ever was in danger, I could fight. I could protect myself or someone else. It actually took me six years to get my black belt. It taught me that getting what you want takes a lot of hard work and time.”
“I filmed The Little Prince for about four years on and off. It was really fun, and I have great memories. A lot happened in those four years: I mean, I aged significantly, I worked, the film changed. To get connected to the story, I read the original book and studied the personalities of The Little Prince and The Aviator so that way I could incorporate them into the role of The Little Girl because she is not a character out of the original series.”
“The Little Girl taught me to be hardworking and do what you need to do, but also have fun. You can be silly at times too. My character dealt with a lot of pressure at a young age. I can relate to that. We all deal with that. When I’m in a situation where I am under a lot of pressure, I usually just take a deep breath so I don’t get anxious. And my mantra when I practice tae kwon do? Don’t fall down.” — as told to Maddie Sensible
Today Mackenzie’s appeared on Hallmark Channel’sHome & Family to promote The Little Prince! I’ve added a bunch of photos to the gallery. I love the little mini photoshoot! Please link back to Marvelous Mackenzie if uploading to your own sites. Thank you!! I will add clips as they become available.
In The Little Prince, a Little Girl (voiced by Mackenzie Foy) lives her mega-controlled life by her well-meaning, stiffly-professional mom’s life schedule. She’s a smart child with no sense of wonder. When The Aviator (Jeff Bridges) a grizzled old dreamer next door, comes into her life with stories about a mythical prince who lives on a tiny asteroid, is when she really learns to be alive.
Beautiful young actress Mackenzie Foy has grown up over the course of recording her Little Girl voice in many sessions for The Little Prince an animated film based on the popular children’s book. She had just turned 12 when she started recording and now she is 15. Big difference! Mackenzie told us, “I’m several inches taller and went through puberty since then. I recorded the voice over several years. It was a learning curve. That experience has taught me many things”.
The teen will soon star as lead character Clara a Disney version of The Nutcracker. She was a model and was originally noticed as a young child at a dance recital. Her fave animated film way back then was Bambi and she has sort of been playing Pokémon Go but admits she is lazy at it. She warned us, “Never interrupt someone playing Pokémon. While I was doing hair and make-up for a press day there was a Pokémon in the hotel room so I was like “Oh my gosh!” It’s really fun. Sometimes I’ll cheat when my mom is driving around in the car. I’m lazy about it”. She is certainly not lazy about her acting.
Exciting news! Mackenzie was cast in Disney’s upcoming live-action adaptation of the famous holiday tale, The Nutcracker!
Walt Disney Pictures has tapped rising star Mackenzie Foy to play Clara in its latest retelling of “The Nutcracker.”
Foy, who broke out as Matthew McConaughey’s daughter in Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar,” joins Misty Copeland who was recently announced as the lead ballerina in the films sole dance number.
The live action project is titled “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.” It is based on the 1816 story “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” by E.T.A. Hoffmann in which a Clara (Foy) is charged by her parents with taking care of a Christmas toy Nutcracker doll which comes to life and defeats an evil Mouse King with seven heads.
Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and choreographers Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov turned an Alexandre Dumas adaptation of the story into the ballet “The Nutcracker” in 1892.
For the upcoming film, Lasse Hallström came on board in March to direct from Ashleigh Powell’s script.
Mark Gordon is producing. Lindy Goldstein is executive producing.
Sam Dickerman and Allison Erlikhman are overseeing the project for Disney. Sara Smith is overseeing for The Mark Gordon Company.
Foy’s past credits included “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn” parts 1 and 2 but it was her role in “Interstellar” that earned her a nomination from the Critics Choice awards. She recently voiced the little girl who befriends an eccentric neighbor (voiced by Jeff Bridges) in the animated film “The Little Prince.”