Meet the terrifying puppet baby axed from Twilight

b_arnold
Yahoo UK Movies News
5 November 2013

Having a real baby with CGI features was mildly weird enough in 'Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2', but not anywhere near as disturbing as what might have been.

Fans of the movies will have heard tell of 'Chuckesmee', the animatronic puppet that was supposed to appear as Renesmee, the half-human, half-vampire baby daughter of Bella and Edward.

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Well now footage has emerged, and the satanic creature is every bit as horrifying as it sounds.



Dubbed 'Chuckesmee' because of its similarity to the murderous Chucky from the 'Childs Play' movies, thankfully this odd creature with its cherubic face as canned and never made it to the screen.

Until now...

Director Bill Condon spoke of his experience with the doll when the movie was released in 2012.



“Chuckesmee was a giant misfire on all fronts,” he told Entertainment Weekly.

“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.”

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Producer Wyck Godfrey echoes such sentiments in the clip, made as part of the release of 'Twilight Forever: The Complete Saga'.

“You're trying to create something that's otherworldly with Renesmee in the movie that has to be preternaturally intelligent yet still look like a baby but actually look a little bit more mature than one would be at one-day-old,” he says.

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“So we ended up pulling the thing out on the day and shooting it. The second you're holding it up you realize this is never going to work. No fake thing is ever going to do the trick. If you're Bella, you're looking at it going, 'I don't want that thing. Put it back!'”

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