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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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@Reality Bites:

ahm what? i didnt even know that her name was brice? or w/e it is all i know is that she was the chick in spiderman, she was in terminator as who? i had to check all these things out wen i heard that she was in the others i only know her from spiderman thats it!!! she isnt that big beacuse…………… i dont even know her name i wouldnt know she existed unless summit didnt become an ******* i have known rachelle for liek what 4 years mayb more and im just hearing about the role stealing wrench (i have nothing against her but she is not victoria material

@Kevin:

ahm my friend ur reason number 2 and 3 are bullshit!!! oh sorry im being rude. hello!!!! rob was filming two movies during new moon yea yea yea he’s bearly in it but i love him dont get me wrong but its teh same here and summit did not say that those ten days she was supose to be shooting i read the thing and they did not say that so that total bs and actors can be doing more than one movie eg. rob-oatz and have u read eclipse she is a huge part of that book not a supporting role as u put it she is one of teh main roles in eclipse so pick up the book and read!!!!

Summit does it again, first trying to get rid of Taylor Lautner and now they are doing it with Rachelle. Greedy, Stingy, unsensitive to the fans feelings as always. Get over yourselves and keep Rachelle.

Horrible. @ 07/30/2009 at 8:21 pm

an absolutely horrific decision. Summit must have lost their minds. Howard is terrible and ugly, and to push out the real actress is insane. i’m sure little miss famous director’s daughter bought out her part. twilight was cool because they used real young actors who were fresh and interesting. now they’re selling every part out to whatever big name with zero regard for the fans or the original actors. this is about the last straw and i think the franchise is going to blow now. better hurry and replace rob & kristen w/ gwneth paltrow and eddie murphy or something!!

btw #113 with the long post..
i am an actor myself and you clearly know nothing about the industry. this girl got this part and all her other roles BECAUSE OF HER FATHER. this is why no one knew can break into show biz because it is entirely based on who your parents are. a “legacy” as we call them.. daddy’s power and money = an acting career no matter what. just like Paris Hilton.
it would not be unusual for any production to move a schedule to respect actors commitments. and how is she a bit part? the ENTIRE third movie is about Victoria. what a ridiculous know it all, who knows nothing.

THATS HORRIBLE
SHE WAS AMAZING AT THAT ROLE, LIKE WHEN SHE DID THAT ENDING OF TWILIGHT WHERE SHE WALKS DOWN THOOSE STAIRS WOW HOW CAN SHE BE REPLACED! BAD MOVE I HOPE THEY CHANGE THEIR MINDS

non non non non et non . En aucun cas personne va être capable de jouer se rôle et elle est la meilleur qu on peut dire , je suis fière de notre québecoise sa prouve que on n est capable de monté sur les studio des États Unis. bravo a toi ma belle tu es une fierté de notre pays comme Céline Dion . Je suis de Laval alors continu je t’aime très fort et dit bon tournage à toute l Équipe salut a tous.

REPLACE BELLA!!! Kristen Stewart is one of the all time worst actresses I have ever seen. Why doesn’t anyone else see that? Seriously, she is abysmal.

Are people stupid or what? ‘Ron Howard probably insisted to let her daughter replace Victoria since it’s a good opportunity for her daughter to be known.’ – Uh, Bryce Dallas Howard is far more well known for her acting than Rachelle Lefevre.

Gerard Gibney @ 04/04/2010 at 6:46 am

Come on, she played the role from the start it’s hers, nepotism is disgusting. Ritchie’s a c@nt!!!! Howard and Marianne would have been ashamed but that was just a fantasy unfortunately wasn’t it?

Gerard Gibney @ 04/04/2010 at 7:09 am

Me thinks Kevin doth protest too much!!!

teamrachelleforever! @ 05/10/2010 at 1:59 am

Rachelle IS Vittoria!!!
Bryce Dallas is sooo not meant for her!!
Many ppl are not going to watch eclipse then! She’s not scary at all!
Whenevr she tries to glare or do an evil smile it turns out to be a too sweet cute smile ugh
I feel sooo sorry for rachellle!
i feel sorry bryce dallass howard cuz now ppl hate her so much cuz shes the replacement i mean they some websites say she’s a hate target

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