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Rachelle LeFevre ‘Stunned’ Over the Role of Victoria Being Recast for Eclipse

by LMCullen on July 29, 2009 · 1,817 comments

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victoria rachelle lefevre eclipse  rachelle lefevre Rachelle LeFevre Stunned Over the Role of Victoria Being Recast for Eclipse As we reported earlier, Rachelle Lefevre will no longer be reprising her role as the evil Vampire, Victoria, in The Twilight Saga -Eclipse. Instead, Victoria will be played by none other than Bryce Dallas Howard.

We were given very little details as to how this came about, and the main reason being why?

Access Hollywood is now reporting that Rachelle Lefevre was “shocked” and “stunned” by what has happened -

“I was stunned by Summit’s decision to recast the role of Victoria for ‘Eclipse,’” Rachelle said in a statement to Access Hollywood.

On Tuesday, Summit announced that Bryce Dallas Howard would be taking on the role in “Eclipse,” due in May 2010.

“I was fully committed to the ‘Twilight’ saga, and to the portrayal of Victoria,” Rachelle continued, explaining the turn of events that led to the casting change. “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 star concluded her statement with a regretful tone.

“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,” she said.


You can read the rest of the article here.

  • http://www.youtube.com/poprokkproductions Pop_Rokk

    Check out the cast’s reaction and Rachelle’s future lawsuit here:
    http://www.starpulse.com/news/index.php/2009/07/31/rachelle_lefevre_to_take_legal_action_ov_1
    http://www.mtv.com/movies/news/articles/1617434/story.jhtml

    I also read this:
    An insider says the Twilight cast, including Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner, are “devastated” Lefevre was fired but fear they will be too if they protest.

  • hey_I_read (hitches and tents)

    Yes, my friend told me about it too. Aren’t friends who love Twilight great? Lol I absolutely loved it. It made the story and the way Rob portrayed Edward so much easier to understand! Oh that is just one more thing on our long list of things to do *writes down on yellow notepad: #23: give knuckle sandwhich to MS leaker* haha I live in Illinois, not the most exciting state, but not too bad!

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  • hey_I_read (hitches and tents)

    Yes, my friend told me about it too. Aren’t friends who love Twilight great? Lol I absolutely loved it. It made the story and the way Rob portrayed Edward so much easier to understand! Oh that is just one more thing on our long list of things to do *writes down on yellow notepad: #23: give knuckle sandwhich to MS leaker* haha I live in Illinois, not the most exciting state, but not too bad!

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  • hey_I_read (hitches and tents)

    Yes, my friend told me about it too. Aren’t friends who love Twilight great? Lol I absolutely loved it. It made the story and the way Rob portrayed Edward so much easier to understand! Oh that is just one more thing on our long list of things to do *writes down on yellow notepad: #23: give knuckle sandwhich to MS leaker* haha I live in Illinois, not the most exciting state, but not too bad!

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  • Anonymous

    yes we do want rachel backkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • Anonymous

    yes we do want rachel backkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • machig

    Summit & Slade are the REAL LIFE VOLTURIs!

    Wsan't the film about fighting against the evil? The hard, cold, tyrannic, inhuman, inhumiliating, power-obsessed?

  • Anonymous

    Summit acts like the Volturi.

  • machig

    Summit & Slade are the REAL LIFE VOLTURIs!

    Wsan't the film about fighting against the evil? The hard, cold, tyrannic, inhuman, inhumiliating, power-obsessed?

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  • asheybear

    Nice ruining the series!!!
    What bugs me the most is that you don't continue the series with the same original cast members!!!!
    many people feel that this was wrong!!

  • jeepergirl

    Please re-consider as it truly is very important that you (Summit) keep all the casts the same people through out the whole saga. We relate the story to each of these characters…… very important. No one will ever know the true reason for dropping her but I & many others feel that was a huge mistake!
    She is “Victoria” and always will be.

  • jeepergirl

    Please re-consider as it truly is very important that you (Summit) keep all the casts the same people through out the whole saga. We relate the story to each of these characters…… very important. No one will ever know the true reason for dropping her but I & many others feel that was a huge mistake!
    She is “Victoria” and always will be.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1410228254 Meadow Monioz

    Hmm…wonder how legit this is??

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1410228254 Meadow Monioz

    Hmm…wonder how legit this is??

  • Guest

    Saw the movie eclipse and I hated who ever was playing Victoria. She was not right for the role.

  • Jeannel20032003

    Ms. LeFevre is not the only one surprised.  The switch in actresses was a jarring note to this fan, and I think it hurt the integrity of the movie.  In addition to the disruption in continuity, and with all due respect to Ms. Howard, the new Victoria lacked the supremely confident and mesmerizing quality that Ms. LeFevre brought to the role.  The latter infused her character with a playful menace that was both amusing and truly frightening — like a beautiful but venomous plant or animal.  Had Ms. LeFevre been in  the role, there would have been some doubt whether Edward could actually defeat her — even for those of us who read the book!  I will never forget the expression on her face as she descended the stairs at the close of Twilight! What a loss for the movie, and for fans of the movie series.  Ms. LeFevre, not Ms. Howard, was Victoria.  

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