29 Jul 2009
Rachelle Lefevre Was Replaced by Bryce Dallas Howard in Eclipse
After playing the role of Victoria in Twilight and The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Rachelle Lefevre was replaced by Bryce Dallas Howard. Summit announced due to "scheduling conflicts" Rachelle Lefevre wont come back for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, the third installment in Twilight series. Lefevre signed to do an indie movie called Barney's Version and that made summit to dump her. but according to her this indie movie only takes 10 days to shoot and summit could accommodate her so she could come back for the Eclipse. but there were also rumors flying around that she took a hefty paycheck for the third installment and this gives an excuse to summit to replace her and save some money! This is Lefevre's statement sent to Entertainment Weekly to let people hear her side of sotry: "I was stunned by Summit's decision to recast the role of Victoria for Eclipse. 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. 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." Share
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Anthony says at 14 Oct 2010, 1:14 pm (EST):
I very much like Bryce Dallas Howard and she did a good job playing Victoria but the fact of the matter is that she wasn't Victoria. Rachelle is Victoria and no actress could ever replace her in that role. Summit made a mistake and they could have worked it out if they truly wanted to. They just figured Rachelle was replaceable but they were wrong. I wish Rachelle all the good fortune as she continues her career. Rachelle, you are gorgeous and talented. They did you wrong. Good luck and God bless.

evilmaniac88 says at 17 Feb 2010, 11:03 am (EST):
I think it is extremly unfair that rachelle was replaced - and that summits behaviour is unforgiveable.
In the first film the actor who played james was also doing another film and they had to make sure that none of the scenes he was in were overlaping his other film - and how is that different to rachelles situation!