It isn’t just Facebook fans demanding a fix of Betty White. “Twilight” hunks Robert Pattinson and Kellan Lutz both want to see the 88-year-old living legend in their next movie - and they have the perfect role for her to sink her teeth into!
“She can be the baby,” Pattinson, 24, told E! news, referring to Renesmee Cullen, the daughter who will be born to Edward and Bella in “Breaking Dawn.”
Fellow bloodsucker Lutz, 25, completely agrees with his “Eclipse” co-star’s casting choice, adding, "I love Betty. I would love for them to do what they did in ‘Benjamin Button’ with her and she can be Renesmee. I would change some scenes up so we could have Jacob and Emmet going for her. I want to work with her. That would be so much fun."
For her part, the author of the book series, Stephenie Meyer, says that even if the Golden Girl doesn’t play Renesmee, she deserves to spend her twilight years in “Breaking Dawn.”
“Wouldn't it be amazing if she was like just sitting there with a big group of the Volturi?” Meyer, 36, told E!. “That would be amazing."
Why would they put her in Breaking Dawn! Reneesme stops growing at like 16!
This is the stupidest thing ever!
Okay, first off i'd like to say that all of you who are arguing over this are just making a fool out of yourselves. Seriously if you don't like the movies or books why do you care? I'm sure most if not all are adults, let's try growing up please?. Who cares if the movies aren't that great, they bring entertainment to people. I think the books have even motivated young teens to read. I am only 16 and I started reading the first book of the saga about 4 years ago before the other books were even written. Clearly Pattinson and Lutz were kidding. Betty is a comical actress, and the Twilight saga dramatic films. So I think all you "adults" that are making such a big deal out of this need to really chill out, and act your age...not shoe size. What would people really think of you if they knew how immature you're acting?
Good Lord, no. I really hope Betty White doesn't ruin a perfect career by starring in this crap.
That would be great if she got a part in Twilight. Go Betty! Make sure Robert Redford gets a part too. lol
You know if you're not a live (i.e. a vampire) you would cease to produce sperm.
No way they could have a baby.
This series is whack.
Those idiot actors don't even know who Betty White is. They're just jumping on the bandwagon cause they saw her on the internet.
You really have to let go of reality to get into these books and/or movies. I'm a woman, and frankly I think women have a twisted sense of romance these days...I mean, the whole thing is just crazy and manages to get disturbing with Jacob the werewolf who was in love with Bella, now falling in love (and imprinting?) with Bella and Edwards hybrid vampire daughter? Really? Imprinting just sounds perverse. And this is only weird to me? It's a Jerry Springer show! Hey..maybe he should make a cameo too?
Betty White was not in the Book?????
Didnt that aging backwards thing come from
Jonathan Winters on Mork & Mindy ?
FOR ALL THOSE CRITICS THAT DO NOT WANT BETTY WHITE TO APPEAR IN THE NEXT FILM, LET ME TELL YOU ALL THAT IT WILL BE AN IMPROVEMENT TO THESE STUPID FILMS. I SAW THE TWO PREVIOUS ONES AND I THINK THAT NEITHER ONE OF THOSE SO CALLED ACTORS CAN NOT ACT. I WILL NOT SEE THE THIRD FILM. SO BETTY WHITE WILL BE A SUPER PLUS. I WOULD ONLY SEE THE FILM IF SHE APPEARS IN IT.
JASON BATEMAN as Brady in Breaking dawn..as he would make a great teen wolf too.
What??? Edward & Bella conceive a child? Thanks for the spoiler. :-(
What's with all the love for Betty White? She's lame. So are the Twilight movies. In this case two negatives will not make a positive.
Thanks for the spoiler :P
This would be great. I would love to see Ms. White on the screen as a vampire. How awesome would that be.
Betty White in a twilight movie? How will that work? Doesn't she have talent?
I want to see Betty White as part of the voltouri, and I get geat entertainment and joy from the books, and now the movies. The thing is people why are people constantly hating on the twilight sagas.
ABC: are you trying to say that teen girls do not have the best taste? I would say that popularity has more to do with what is "cute" than it does any other conditions. If you changed the cast to people that are not generally considered attractive Twilight would be a flop. I would bet my big toe on that.
I think Wesly snipes should have a roll in the last movie . he can be a vampire with a Blade in the battle scene....lol
I am sorry, if they do that for the movie, make Renesmee old and turn young.. JUST NO WAY am I going to see that movie..
I love the Saga but come one stick with the books, don't be stupid about it.
Betty White is a comedienne – she doesn't belong in drama and all joking aside, it would totally ruin the movie (like someone said earlier, she's above this)
Dude, I'm pretty sure Betty White is not what would ruin the twilight movies. The twilight movies ruined the twilight movies.
Yes, sales numbers are a sure sign of quality. That's why Justin Bieber is the most talented singer in existence. Either that, or both Bieber and Twilight are targeting the biggest demographic with the lowest standards.
She'd make a perfect Siobhan.
Betty, you still have street cred in Hollywood. Please don't let them make you throw it away like this.
I keep reading comments by people insulting others for "not getting the joke"- where in the article is there any indication that this is a joke? Answer- there isn't any.
It is sad when the cast hasn't even read the books. Yea it's a joke but it doesn't even make sense if you
read the books. The child looks 5 when born and ages fast but not to Betty White's age anytime soon.
Wait, why are they making another film? I thought this would be the end of them!! NO!!! Wasn't that the last book?What the hell are they talking about?
Who is Betty White ?????
And I like SW, HP and Twilight. My husband too! They are all good, clean, fun entertainment, a very rare thing these days.
Stephanie Meyer is sitting there loving every time one of the Twilight haters gets on any sight and talks bad about the series....You may "hate" it, but why are you spending even a fraction of your time getting on here and posting about it? You are giving the series that much more momentum...Anything that is great will always have people that hate it, if everyone loved something it would get stale too quickly....Personnally, I hadn't seen or read any of the Twilight series until about 3 weeks ago, saw Twilight and enjoyed it so I ordered New Moom and it wasn't the best movie ever but if kept me interested enought.......And I'm 27 and a guy!! And I am engaged to a woman (whudda thunk?)
Its New Moon .....Not New Moom.....lol
I saw a clip from the series on Letterman last night. It appear that vampire guy can move at light speed.
Can anyone tell me why he would drive a car? I'm just curious...
Love the good old USA. Love Harry Potter. Introduced to the series by college kids. Love Twilight. Introduced to the series by high school and college kids. I am technically classified as an "old f**t". But both films give me pleasure. Not just from the films but for experience in sharing them with others in the audience who enjoy them also. Good, shared entertainment. That is what this is all about. Not everyone has to like them. But don't be disparaging to those who do. As for Betty White, it is a joke. But wouldn't it be a hoot if she was with the Volturi. Bye now
Hey, we can get Michael J fox to be a guest Werewolf... He can be one of the new teen-wolfs – Collin or Brady .
Betty White in Breaking Dawn....Incredible Idea....She could actually play Carmen who is with Eleazar who is with Tanya and her family.....I think that would be the perfect role for her.
NO, NO, NO, NO, NO.
The books are fine. I read them. You read them for what they are (teen trash romance novels), and move on.
The movies are absolute terribly-acted tripe. Don't do it, Betty!
I'm pretty sure the Betty White thing is a joke.
As for the movies, all the media attention has been about the cast, and two in particular. It's never really been about the films themselves. When you step away from all the cast hoopla, the films are okay...not completely horrible, but not great either. All the attention on the cast members is what turned me off of Twilight. It all seems like a PR stunt on Summit's part and I find the way they play to the Twi-Hards fantasies really disgusting. It's like Summit has no faith in the films at all and are putting all of their PR eggs in one Robsten basket.
I guess we'll see after 2012 if the Twilight series actually has any staying power as classic or cult films. I doubt it, though.
I think it's funny how people bash Twilight, but the numbers speak for themselves. I honestly don't know how many books were in the Harry Potter series. I have 3 kids all 12 and under. Not one of them has shown any interest in Harry Potter after the first movie. All 3 of them (2 of the boys) are begging me to take them to Eclipse (as they have with Twilight and New Moon) interesting hah?
Did you know, (comparitively speaking) that Eclipse sold TWICE as many copies in it's first run than Prisoner of Azkaban? Eclipse sold over a million while PoA sold only 500,000. Doesn't make me love the Twilight series anymore just because of the numbers. It's not a bandwagon thing people. It's obviously good writing. You can't compare plots, characters and scenes because, if you think about it, they're both ridiculous and fiction. So what it really boils down to, is a fight between fans over which story/series is better. Sorry HP fans...but in numbers? Twilight wins.
Please quote your sources. Btw, it's obvious you're more obsessed with the books than your kids are (if you actually have any).
Forget Betty, I think Tom Cruise should be a guest vampire – but no interviews...lol....Maybe he can be one of the Romanian covens – Vladimir and he can even wear the eye patch from the movie valkyrie .... that would be cool.
I LOVED the Twilight series... when it was called Buffy the Vampire Slayer and ran for seven years with the far superior writing of Joss Whedon.
the villain in season 8 of buffy (comic form) is a villain named twilight.
Betty White "deserves to spend her twilight years in BD"
Meyer doesn't deserve to have an amazing woman like Betty White even touch the crap that she wrote. Betty is way too classy for that.
How about Betty White in "Breaking Wind"?
In other news, the "stars" of "Twilight" don't care any more about good writing or interesting storytelling than anyone else who's ever suffered through one of those books or movies. Film at 11.
Betty White would be a horrible idea, not really seeing how it was a joke, but sure defend away. And as for guys not liking it, I can't speak for the rest but for me the strong dislike I have isn't about the plot, actors, or reading level, but exclusively the character of Bella. Any man would justifiably run in the other direction if encountering a girl with Bella's personality
After the whole 'SNL' thing, I really hope directors and producers want Betty White for roles because of her talent and legendary status, and not for the novelty of her.
I just puked. Hard.
Okay, I really hope some people read my comment, because apparently this is making tons of people upset. #1 The Betty White comment was a JOKE! #2 No, she would not be good as one of the Volturi wives. #3 When they compared Renesmee to Benjamin Button, they meant they would probably use the same CGI. i.e. they don't want to use a real baby. I think this is ridiculous but..whatever...
Seriously, how do you know it was a joke? There was no indication of that in the article.
I would like to see her as the Volturi head vamp. She would be amazing!
Come on... use spoiler tags... disappointing CNN, you should know better
I love to see comments about Twilight from men. I have seen countless comments on so many boards about how stupid Twilight is, how these are just fictional characters, etc (mostly from men). Well, men, if you don't like your girlfriends, wives, etc. being fans of the books, take a step back adn see what she sees. Both main heroes in these books love the heroine fiercely. Maybe your woman is lookng for someone to love her like that. Instead of hating fictional characters, maybe you should take a cue from them......
You get it. That's awesome.
Just cast a regular baby, no need do CGI where you don't need CGI. The best place was the scene where Bella is looking in the mirror and sees her future elderly self. I forget which book that was in but that is the only place in the entire series where Betty White would have worked.
She has already signed with Lucas as a Jedi master in the next Star Wars movie.
Have you guys no sense of humor? I'm no Twilight fan, but Pattinson saying "She can be the baby" made me laugh out loud! Thanks cnn! Hahaha.
NO to Betty as the baby. Her voice doesn't sound yound enough. Maybe she can play one of the other clans elders that come to fight for the baby and Bella against the vultourie.
Doesn't Bella have a dream of herself as an old lady in one of the books, with Edward still young? Wouldn't that make more sense?
Anyway, I'm pretty sure they're joking.
And don't worry, Mel, the baby is something you find out about pretty quickly.
the mirror scene was a dream she had on the eve of her 18th birthday (New Moon)
I don't like Betty White. She can't act. Then again, neither can any of the Twilight series cast members...so it's a match made in heaven. BTW Stephanie Meyer, the whole vampire/love triangle storyline is so yesterday's history already.
If it's so YESTERDAY'S history, then why did the movie make $68 + million in the opening night ON A WEEK DAY?! it broke records in case you weren't paying attention. and she's soon to pass (if she hasn't already) JK Rowlings with Harry Potter. Just because YOU don't like it, doesn't make it unpopular. sorry but you aren't that important :-)
Oh, Betty, NOOOOO!
Could they have started the article with "Spoiler Alert!" I didn't read the books and had no idea about this baby that is in Breaking Dawn. Completely spoiled it for me! Darn you Mark Marino!!!
I could easily see Betty White making a cameo appearance in a comical sense. She could fit well with making an off-the-cuff comment related to the outside impressions of the Twilight series. Imagine her character (a vampire) attending the wedding. In the reception line, she could lean over to Bella and say, "Honey, your dress doesn't SPARKLE enough. You'd better do something about that."
Betty White could play Carmen, I think that would be something it gives her a bit of a tiny role in the movie.....I have loved so many movies over the years from the Halloween Series to the Friday the 13th Series Nightmare on Elm Street Series and Star Wars and Harry Potter....These Twilight movies and books are amazing they are not just for the young but also the young at heart.....Eclipse was my favourite out of all the books though....
Ok, this Betty White "love" fad has gone to far. Wow its so trendy to like Betty White, I think I'll jump on the hype train. White was good on The Golden Girls but lets stop pretending that she is any more than a recent internet fad today. I like the lady but it seems like everyone and their mom is following the trend of liking her because they are told to. She is a legend but she is being used as some sort of joke fad and it really annoys me because it seems more like people think its funny to like her rather than actually liking her.
Are you kidding me?! Horribly bad idea! Benjamin Button was born old and got younger, Renesmee was born a normal baby, she looked like a normal baby, but she grew up quickly until she reached a certain age. Are these guys kidding? I hope they don't...most of these actors have a certain flair and Betty White would bring a sort of comical air, and she's really well known, it doesn't fit.
IT WAS A JOKE!!!!!!!!!
Poeple are so quick to judge and to condemn the twilight series for being silly and ridiculous. Those same people would have a fit if you were to talk bad about harry potter or star wars. There is a reason there are many different genres of literature, people have different tastes. If its not your cup of tea, fine, read something else. There's no need for all the criticism.
I agree. Different strokes for different folks. That is what makes this country so great, and free. I've liked Star Wars, Harry Potter, Twilight, etc. It's just entertainment. All these angry posters should take their hostility and direct it to good use, like the oil spill, war, economy, etc.
The comments on here are atrocious...wow. It's a movie, the comment was a joke, and if you don't like Twilight, why are you bothering to keep up with it. I've read worse books by better authors so give Meyer a break; at least she is making money doing something she loves. Can you say the same?
:insert sarcasm: Because, apparently, someone doesn't hate Twilight unless they rant and complain about it to anyone that will listen.
The only thing that amazes me is the lengths to which the Twilight haters will go to to put it down. I mean, they make fun of Twilight fans for being obsessed and over-involved because it's all crap... according to them. YET... they go to almost the same length to chastise those same fans. It's ridiculous. I can't imagine wanting to spend any time on something that I don't like or think is worthwhile. In fact the Twilight haters should realize that we laugh at them as hard, if not harder, than they laugh at us. And if we're not laughing, we're ignoring you. You don't have to like it, there are enough of us who do. Ohhh and can you please stereotype us some more?! My Masters degree hasn't gotten nearly enough of a work out.
I HATE NASCAR... now I'm off to go mock its fans! (For the next few hours) so silly.
lol @ idiots that call their own country stupid. People are stupid everywhere.
Americans will buy anything. Twilight is piece, and whoever is a fan, should be shot for liking this teeny bopper nonsense. I shouldn't be surprised though, the music Americans like is just as bad. Rap, Twilight, and Tweeter. The trifecta that makes the world laugh at the stupidity of this country.
The whole world likes rap and last time I checked American fashion and movies are popular. We are still a super power despite being super fat. Relax, have a beer and just face it. There is no better place to live than the USA.
Funny. I kind of had the same feeling until I read the books. Now I like it and I am not even 13, female or gay!
oh look, someone who hates America... ::yawn:: Show me something original!
LOL... yep... Tweeter is pretty bad. I can't disagree with the other two though. Twilight is terrible and Rap has always sucked. The only thing worse than AMerican music is the pathetic European versions trying to copy American music. Ever hear Euro-rap... That's scary. On the other hand, it's not dangerous or edgy... just kind of shake-your-head pitiful. Much like a good chunk of popular culture in Europe. I swear Europe is the new Canada. Ineffective and nothing but a laughing stock.
And I'm sure you have excellent taste in music, movies and books..?
but it would be cool to see her in a scene as part of the volturi
I think she should be one of the Volutri wives.
It was a JOKE! Of course Betty White WON'T be in BD. They were joking. Lighten up, folks.
Some people can't take a joke or don't understand when one is being told. They were obviously joking about Betty White being Renesme, but I think they might have been half serious about having her in the movie somewhere. Like when she was in lake Placid as the lady that fed the gators. I say, find her a spot thats appropriate and they will reach more viewers, Betty White is the bomb!
How can an old lady be a baby?
Yet another glaring example of why Twilight is an abortion of literature.
Abortion? Do you mean atrocious? The context in which you are using the word makes no sense.
IT. WAS. A. JOKE.
Don't call Betty an old lady; she's matured very well and is doing great!
I think he meant abhorrition
I believe you mean aberration. An aberration is a deviation or an abnormality.
This is the worst idea ever! Renesme is nothing like Benjamin Button. She ages rapidly, not in reverse! And in the book she is no more than 5, not 85. I love Betty White and the Twilight books which is why I would hate to see them both cheapened by random cameos.
They were joking ...
I think what they mean is they'd use the same CGI technology that was used in Benajmin Button. I really don't see the point though. You can get a regular, real baby and have the same effect! Seriously, and she's only a newborn for like one or two scenes, then she starts growing rapidly.
And as for Betty White...haha, nice joke, but let's get serious
I read the first book out of curiosity and thought the plot, writing, and dialogue were atrocious. I have not seen any of the movies and don't see the point. Betty White is a living legend, and this series is beneath her. However, she has a right to make money, so if the price is right . . . . So what's the deal? These two vampires have a baby that is an old lady? Actually, don't tell me. I don't care.
Get ahold of yourself, Fred. It was a joke. Just a joke. But just for the record, the books were written for tween, teens and young adult females.
If you don't care, what are you posting for?
As an author myself, if the criteria for good writing is set at a lower bar for tween, teens and young adult females, then what are we saying about the literary exposure for this group of readers? The problem with today's publishing world and the cinematic industry for that matter is that profits and saleability trump creativity and artistic quality ... and we all lose.
News flash Kim, these books weren't "written for tweens" That is just the only group that gives 2 hoots.
I like the Twilight books, but the movies make me shudder. All I can say is GOOD GOD NOOOO!!!!!
NO BETTY, NO!! Run...or walk...while you still can!!
I can't believe they didn't put a Spoiler Alert on this afticle. I read the books so nothing was spoiled for me but if you didn't read the books, that would be so lame!
This movie is nothing but spoiled c.r.a.p. So, no need for a spoiler alert when it's already understood. They just made this movie to show how easy it is to make girls look stupid.
Enough of the friggin' spoiler alerts already! Life does not end if someone hears some little detail ahead of time! If someone is that desperate to avoid hearing about a book, movie or TV show then it's their responsibility to avoid the subject, not mine! Geez!
I cant picture the idea of betty white as renesseme but i do see her as a wife in the volturi. I would absolutly love to see a little baby that looks like robert pattison and how Taylor would play a love scene with her.
What a joke. That will ruin the movie, making her the baby. Please do not mess up the last movie by doing this.
I love Betty White, with that said....she is no Renesmee! She could however, be one of the Volturi wives that comes to challenge the Cullens.
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