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Rachelle Lefevre: The Casting Change Sucks!

Rachelle Lefevre: The Casting Change Sucks!

Rachelle Lefevre is speaking out on yesterday’s announcement that Bryce Dallas Howard would be replacing her as the villain Victoria in the third installment of the Twilight franchise, Eclipse.

“I was stunned by Summit [Entertainment]’s decision to recast the role of Victoria for Eclipse,” Rachelle said in a statement to Access Hollywood. “I was fully committed to the Twilight saga, and to the portrayal of Victoria. I turned down several other film opportunities and, in accordance with my contractual rights, accepted only roles that would involve very short shooting schedules. My commitment to Barney’s Version is only ten days. Summit picked up my option for Eclipse. Although the production schedule for Eclipse is over three months long, Summit said they had a conflict during those ten days and would not accommodate me. Given the length of filming for Eclipse, never did I fathom I would lose the role over a 10 day overlap. I was happy with my contract with Summit and was fully prepared to continue to honor it. Summit chose simply to recast the part.”

The 30-year-old actress continued, “I am greatly saddened that I will not get to complete my portrayal of Victoria for the Twilight audience. This is a story, a theatrical journey and a character that I truly love and about which I am very passionate. I will be forever grateful to the fan support and loyalty I’ve received since being cast for this role, and I am hurt deeply by Summit’s surprising decision to move on without me. I wish the cast and crew of Eclipse only the very best.”

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138 Responses to “Rachelle Lefevre: The Casting Change Sucks!”

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  1. 1
    lakers fan in boston Says:

    who is she?

  2. 2
    mochakiss8503 Says:

    Rachelle WILL always be Victoria!!!! Eclipse won’t be the same w/o her :o(

  3. 3
    Heather ♥ Says:

    wow that new victoria looks like shes gonna suck. i want the old victoria!

  4. 4
    vicky. Says:

    well this sucks a little. :(
    she plays victoria amazingly.
    she will always be victoria in my eyes.
    you can never beat the orginal. :)
    still excited for the film though. :D

  5. 5
    gretch Says:

    Such a bad move, Summit. The Twilight fandom is toted as being beyond huge and beyond passionate. Rachelle has been grateful and gracious as well as enthusiastic towards the franchise as well as the fans. Of all the supporting cast members…she’s really not one the fans would want to see pushed out. ‘Specially as this is the character Victoria’s big exit.

  6. 6
    Alison Says:

    I think it absolutely stinks….. I knew it wasn’t a scheduling change as this was announced only a week before rehearsals start for Eclipse. I feel bad for Rachelle and it almost makes you feel like boycotting Eclipse. It won’t be the same without her.

  7. 7
    Kristen Says:

    I can’t believe that. Summit is making a horrible decision in replacing her. Once an actor has established a character, it is difficult to think finding another red-headed actress can easily keep the character’s persona. They were able to accommodate when cam only had a short amount of time to get all his filming as James done for Twilight. That is so unreasonable and Victoria will not be the same without Rachelle’s brilliant portrayal of the character.

  8. 8

    whyyyyyy? Was it necessary?
    Team Rachelle.

  9. 9
    Lea Says:

    This totally sucks! I love Rachelle Lefevre. Summit sucks.

  10. 10
    eden Says:

    jesus, cry us a goddamn river! let me tell the public how upset i am about losing a gig!

  11. 11
    Jenny Says:


    Rachelle, your fans love you! Wishing you the very best…screw Summit

  12. 12
    VNY Says:

    Oh, they’re replacing her with that girl from Spiderman 3…I hate when shows/movies change the characters – it totally disrupts the flow of the plot.

  13. 13
    vero Says:

    everything about Summit sucks right now (from controlling the actors i.e. their personal lives and the rushing of the production schedules, )…this is their biggest suck. I am shocked that they would let her go over something like that, continuity of actors is something that I and several other fans value highly (for ex. i would have preferred katie holmes in TDK even tho as an actress she kinda sucks). Rachelle will be sorely missed and I put the blame completely on Summit. I’m sure BDH will do a good job(no hate on her, its not her fault), but I just hate hate hate continuity changes and Victoria = Rachelle for me.

  14. 14
    Jen Says:

    She was boring as Victoria, I am okay with the change. They should replace kstew while they are at it, she is horrible as Bella.

  15. 15
    yashi Says:



  16. 16
    virginia Says:

    that totally sucks i love rachelle! Such a wrong decision, she should be Victoria all the way !this will change Eclipse radically in a bad way

  17. 17
    silentsophi Says:

    Summit is just a terrible company all around. Man could you imagine how wonderful this franchise could be if the Harry Potter or LOTR people were in charge of it.

  18. 18
    stella Says:

    I love her!!!! Why are they re-casting???? That’s sooo annoying, now it wont be the same.

  19. 19
    Mary Says:

    She is Victoria! I can’t believe they wont let her complete the role. This other chick doenst look like she can pull off a villian! This stinks. I hate when they chance actors during productions…they should only change if someone dies! thats it!!!

  20. 20
    eli Says:

    wow that sucks major!!

  21. 21
    kamilah Says:

    @Kristen: THANK YOU!! they worked around cam’s schedule so they should do the same for rachelle. this is complete bullsh*t. rachelle IS victoria and this abrupt change of actors is so unfair. this news has really disappointed me and eclipse just wont be the same without her.

  22. 22
    mime Says:

    what a horrible decision. they should just film her scenes after she is done filming her other movie.

  23. 23
    Bella Says:

    Whose your daddy Bryce Howard? She only got the role because her daddy is big hollywood director Ron Howard, nepotism rules in Hollywood.

  24. 24
    Lucas Says:

    i actually found Victoria to be a lame character in the first book and first movie. when New Moon comes out, perhaps I will change my mind.

    as for the casting change, who knows what other details could be at play. so lets not blast Summit as being just a bunch of jerks.

    and who knows, Bryce might actually do just fine. why not give her a break and wait until after she’s been a total disaster before we slam her

  25. 25
    Bella Says:


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