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A behind-the-scenes featurette available on Twilight Forever (in stores starting today) reveals the original look of Bella and Edward’s Renesmee, and it’s very creepy looking.

Referred to as Chuckesme by the crew, the mechanical doll was the original Renesmee before the crew decided that the doll just didn’t look the part of the baby.

“Chuckesme is one of the most terrifying CGI babies to ever not be seen on film,” says producer Wyck Godfrey.

The doll was used while filming, but once it appeared on camera they realized that it wasn’t going to work. Actress Nikki Reed, who had to hold the doll, admits that she was creeped out and wasn’t able to look comfortable holding it. “I want the whole world to forgive me,” she says, “because I’m holding a 60 pound mechanical doll. And me and the doll have to move our bodies at the same time, so I’ve got two men sitting right below me and they’re doing puppet stuff.”

Godfrey explained why they had to instead use CGI to depict Renesmee. “We were trying to create something that was other worldly with Renesmee in the movie. She has to be intelligent yet still look like a baby but actually look like a more mature baby than one would be at one day old. So we ended up shooting it, and 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.’”

Watch the featurette below which includes numerous looks at Chuckesme.

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  • Lotte

    WTF??! That thing is nightmare material!

  • Connor

    That is one ugly ass baby. But im not surprised since its coming from the Twilight franchise.

  • Patricia Kelly

    I’m in the library and I can’t stop laughing at that picture! Creepiest and funniest thing I have ever seen :D

  • Lucas Mass

    what. the. fuck… they didn’t even do a decent job CGI’ing the baby that was seen in the film either and the fact that they even did it when she was older from time to time is just really mindblowingly incompetent

  • Ultron

    Looks like Kstews baby to me

    • Merina

      That’s just rude, mate. Come on.

  • S.K.Hansen

    shivers

  • ZofTheTwiHard

    Now, a philosophical question: What is worse – this or the CGI?
    I can definitely see why they got rid of it. CGI wasn’t the best, but still miles ahead…

    • http://benchpressabear.tumblr.com Joan

      LOL! That was my initial thought, as well. I mean, this is pretty bad, but I don’t even feel comfortable saying the CGI looked better.

      • ZofTheTwiHard

        Well, I do. I just ignore it when I watch. Tbh, I just watched it once or twice because I hate the fact that it ends and I just can’t bear it. But, damn, they should retrieve that doll and use it in a horror movie :D

  • Shadowstare

    Oh god. my eyes my eyes. Its creepy and horrible.

  • Bella

    I just “love” how haters always feel the need to comment when they find an article about the thing they hate. Don’t like, don’t read, but most important, don’t write bullshit. Yes, the doll is creepy as hell. But using this as a way to hate on Twilight and Kristen is immature.

    • Connor

      Aww don’t cry there little twi-hard.

      • Merina

        Stop. Please. Just. Stop.

        • Connor

          Nah i don’t think so.

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  • Amalia

    Why did they ever use that in the first place?
    I wonder any of them could act at all with that thing around. It looks hellish. I rather liked the CGI baby though, all things considered.
    Renesmee wasn’t the easiest concept to show on screen, after all – I think everyone knew there would be problems.

  • Cguy

    This is just one of the many things wrong with the abomination that is, Twilight.

  • Rosalie David

    OK, so I completely understand (and am grateful) that they didn’t use the doll for the movie, but the CGI IMO was just as bad. I understand that the baby needed to look mature, but that CGI baby didn’t look mature or realistic, it just looked awful. I think they would have been better off with a real baby.

    • Lucas Mass

      and you would think they could hire better visual effects budget when they have a budget of over 120 million dollars

  • zara

    Looks like satan’s child

  • Tygridia

    Poor Nikki! Now her acting makes so much sense!!! I’m not a hater, but I actually thought she looked so ackward in BD2, like constipated or something. Well, I’d look the same around that heavy creepy monser…

  • Daisy

    That “thing” – forgive me for calling it a “thing” – looks like something straight out of “The Exorcist”…

    In “The Exorcist”, if a “possessed Regan MacNeil” gave me the most horrible creeps, Chuckesme looks like Regan’s younger sister or something…

  • Glaciusx

    I really wish they had used the baby in the movie. Would’ve made it 10x more funnier.

  • Garrett Pletcher

    Who in the world thought this was a good idea in the first place?

    • Lucas Mass

      The fact that they even made it so far to bring it out on set on the day of the shoot is just weird

      • Garrett Pletcher

        And didn’t realize it was terrifying and awful until they re-watched the footage..

  • Jinx

    She looks so calm holding it o_O I wouldn’t want that thing near my face.

  • Jill

    That thing would have caused me to have nightmares for weeks

  • Rebecca Fritch

    IT’S EYES *shudders*

    i haven’t seen the actual movie yet, but gods is that disturbing. anything has got to be better than that.

    • ZofTheTwiHard

      It is. Trust me. Not amazing, but miles ahead.

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