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Bryce Dallas Howard Joins Twilight's Eclipse

Bryce Dallas Howard Joins Twilight's Eclipse

Bryce Dallas Howard will be replacing Rachelle Lefevre as the villain Victoria in the third installment of the Twilight franchise, Eclipse.

Lefevre played the role in the first two pics, Twilight and in the upcoming New Moon. The studio says the switch is due to scheduling conflicts as Lefevre will start shooting the indie drama Barney’s Version opposite Dustin Hoffman at the same time (both films have the same August 17 start date).

WHAT DO YOU THINK of the casting change???

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  • Domino

    Nooooo! I love Bryce. She’s talented, I don’t know why she has to lower herself like that.

  • blair

    that’s annoying. i think the other movie is probably a really good opportunity but in my opinion, if you signed on to do a series of movies, at least stick around for the whole series. she’s a pretty central part to the resolution of the story, that is all i’m saying.

  • outburst

    I agree. That’s annoying.

  • kaila

    yes!!!! the old victoria was horrible! and at least this one has red hair, like it says it in the book, unlike the other girl.

  • Anonymous

    the casting change sucks. but the other movie looks promising and could uplift her career from tweenie to serious acting but it’s indie so it’ll bomb.

  • wildcats

    NOOOOO!!!!!!!!! Why do they always change the characters after a while??? Half the reason people go an see the movie is because they LIKE the ORIGINAL cast!!!!! i’m upset..

  • http://www.crazycritics.com NIck

    It’s too bad.. if any of you want to see the first Volturi pic – http://www.crazycritics.com/page/new-moon-pics-the-volturi — Dakota Fanning looks soooo evil!!

  • maria

    i agree with blair

  • Patty

    Its STUPID! How can they change a key role in Eclipse!? Fans are gonna notice and Rachelle IS Victoria! I’m sad that she’s leaving but so happy for her too.
    Ugh,stupid Summit!

  • Tresna

    Absolutely annoying. Thats all i can say.

  • asha

    That sucks. Why would she choose to sign for another movie especially when in Eclipse Victoria is the center of the storyline?????

  • gretch

    This seriously bums me out. I wish both actresses all the best. But…I don’t like when a series switches up midstream. Upsetting news.

  • outburst

    @NIck: That looks creepy good!

  • kamilah

    ugh please tell me this is a joke! i hate when they switch actors like this. it just throws the movie off because your constantly thinking to yourself, thats not the original character and comparing the two. and eclipse is where victoria has a big part. i liked rachelle as victoria so im annoyed by this

  • Boo

    That’s crap! I hate when they switch actors on you! They probably could afford to pay Bryce now so they switched. No offense to Rachelle, but she’s not as well known as Bryce. It is true though that now she IS Victoria! They can suck it!

  • biting the hand

    Wow, does she not realize that she would not have this new movie if it were not for the twilight series, dont bite the hand that feeds you rachelle it will come back and bit you in the butt!

  • bryce

    YES YES YES, I LOVE LOVE LOVE BRYCE, SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN MY FIRST CHOICE LOVE HER . HER AND THAT AUSSIE GUY WILL BE SO GOOD TOGETHER! SO HAPPY!

  • jdub

    i’d like to know why the hell everyone is talking about this Eclipse ish when New Moon hasnt even come out yet?!! this vampire stuff is getting a little out of hand

  • GET YOUR PRIORITIES RIGHT

    well she really isn’t the person i thought she was! I wont be going to see her in any movies again, she thinks she got the attention and now she has moved onto bigger things, well your finished in my eyes, bye. Why are people upset with summit, she is the one who knew this was when filming started and she broke her contract to be in another film. She probably thought that because she isn’t in the fourth film that it doesn’t matter that much about being in this one! FAIL, anyway i like this howard girl she has much more victoria hair in my opinion!

  • Lea

    Such bullshizzz. I love Rachelle. Sure, Bryce is a good actress, but Rachelle is Victoria. I am sad.

  • cute

    Bryce is beautiful and talented.

  • jEN

    Looks like daddy pulled some strings!

  • marisa

    THIS IS A BUNCH OF SHIT! WTF

  • Ariana

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

  • Diana

    I think Summit is shady. It’s a cover up. Rachelle has always been super excited about the Twilight Sega. I don’t believe that she would’ve turned it down! Yes, I know that she didn’t have red hair in Twilight, but Rachelle has FIRE RED hair in New Moon! I love Rachelle… she’s so outgoing, super nice, and friendly… what’s not to love?

  • Diana

    Urgh, I hate it when original cast members get replaced!

  • Lucas

    @blair:

    who says Rachelle signed on to do a series. it is very possible, even plausible that she signed to do Twilight only. then when it was a success they sought her out for the rest, only she had signed up to do this other movie already. she could do New Moon but she can’t exactly go to the other boss and demand he change his plans to suit her.

  • Diana

    Can we start a petition or something?

  • Sotos

    I think it is stupid. Bryce is not a good actress. she was bad in all the films she played exept the Slayman two. She killed spiderman 3 and terminator and not twilight which i don’t even really like. the original girl along with robert were the only two good things in the first movie

  • Laura noddle

    No offense to Bryce but Twilighters LOVE Rachel. We will miss you Rachel!

  • Laura noddle

    No offense to Bryce but Twilighters LOVE Rachel. We will miss you Rachel!

  • Mrs Taylor Lautner

    NNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!
    rachael was a good Victoria!!
    that is a dumb change!!!

    plz plz plz dont change Victoria! =[

    xox Mrs Lautner =]

  • Mez

    @jdub:

    You know people probably give a sh*t… because filming for Eclipse begins in 2 weeks so yes it’s unexpected given the time of the recast

  • outburst

    @Mrs Taylor Lautner: Hey! I want to be Mrs. Jacob Black :) I agree, it’s too bad they changed actresses. It’s distracting.

  • rachelle!!!

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    Rachelle is perfect for that role

  • http://www.rosalipgloss.blogspot.com Emma

    I think the new girl looks like how Victoria was ment to be

  • jay

    god, please no! Rachelle is so gorgeous as Victoria, i don’t wanna see Bryce.

  • tESS

    No recast! Rachelle is Victoria.

  • Alison

    I am so annoyed and disapppointed they have recast the role of Victoria! Rachelle is perfect for the role and also for continuity reasons…… this is really not good, they are going to ruin the franchise if they are not careful.

  • Laura, France

    I love Bryce Dallas Howard but I think it’s too bad to change characters and actors in a movie saga…

  • me

    She will fit right in because she CAN’T act! She does have a talented father though.

  • nic

    NO WAY IN HELL
    WTF are they thinking
    schedels can be aranged but cating a new VIC
    I DON’T THINK SO

  • http://www.myspace.com/swedishemily Emily

    AWFUL

  • steph

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO DONT TAKE THAT OTHER JOB RACHELLE! ASIF YOU CHOOSE SOME OTHER SHIT MOVIE OVER ECLIPSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DUMB!

  • michelle

    I think the cast change is stupid, especially because of how fans have already accepted the cast for who they are. Regardless, I do think Bryce is a better actress and she makes a better Victoria because she has that “vampire beauty” so hopefully she won’t let fans down and pull it off!!!!

  • Sannnna

    I hope this isn’t true.I understand that Rachelle Lefevre wants to work with Dustin Hoffman but c’mon ! Eclipse is the biggest movie/book for Victoria, I wouldn’t want to miss it if I already played her in the two first movies. Btw did they hire Bryce Dallas Howard just because she is a redhead? She isn’t a big star but she is still too well known for the role. Use new faces !

  • Chegs-HUN

    @NIck:

    And Jamie Bower looks fantastic as Caius!!

  • mim

    agree with @jEN… looks like Bryce’s famous director daddy pulled some strings. i don’t like bryce at all, she was horrible in terminator, she’s a bad actress and she’s not pretty. and i don’t like changing characters in a series either… it would have been fine if it was bryce from twilight on… but joining only when it’s become a huge success? come on. i don’t think rachelle chose to do this, bryce prob just wanted it and summit obliged to ron howard.

  • http://star-ink.org Maria

    I HATE when they change the cast like that. They don’t even look that much alike :(

  • :-(

    hm, I really liked her as Victoria…

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