28 07 2009

Via HisGoldenEyes

Actress Rachelle Lefevre Will Be Replaced By Howard In The Role Of Victoria

Los Angeles – July 28, 2009 – Summit Entertainment announced today that Bryce Dallas Howard will take over the role of “Victoria” in the studio’s upcoming production of THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE.  Actress, Rachelle Lefevre, who portrayed the character in TWILIGHT as well as the upcoming release of THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON, will not continue in the role due to scheduling conflicts with another commitment the actor has made.  THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE will start filming in Vancouver this coming August.
THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE, the third film in the studio’s TWILIGHT film franchise based on Stephenie Meyer’s blockbuster book series, will be directed by David Slade from a screenplay written by Melissa Rosenberg.  The film will be released theatrically in North America on Wednesday, June 30, 2010.
“We are incredibly happy that Bryce has agreed to come into the franchise,” said Erik Feig, Summit’s President of Worldwide Production and Acquisitions.  “Rachelle brought “Victoria” to great screen life and Bryce will bring a new dimension to the character.  The franchise is lucky to have such a talented actress as Bryce coming in to fill the role.”

the NEW Victoria

the NEW Victoria

OK REAL TALK, I do NOT like this. Something is very wrong here. When Xavier Samuel was cast as Riley, Rachelle LeFevre tweeted:

“So unbelievable happy about Xavier cast as Riley!!! He is so lovely & talented & perfect for the role. Ladies, hold on to your hearts…” – JULY 17th.

WTF? Scheduling conflicts? It’s sounds to me that Rachelle knew she was set to do Eclipse and was stoked on it. 

So sketchy.

When characters start getting re-cast they fuck up my mental image of everything. Remember all that talk about Taylor possible being replaced by Michael Copon? Thank GOD they didn’t do that. 

Unless Rachelle got the starring role of a lifetime opposite Brad Pitt in the next Martin Scorcese film, this is bullshit. This better not be for another “What About Brian”. OH HELL NO.




13 responses

28 07 2009
T.I. Jane

NOOOONONONONONONOOOOOOOOO rachelle was TOTALLY looking forward to acting in eclips! THIS CANNOT HAPPEN! OUTRAGE!!

28 07 2009
T.I. Jane

*eclipse! see! i am so mad that i can’t even SPELL! (that must mean i am a mad person 95% of the time…but WHAT THE FUCK!)

28 07 2009

what???!!!!! no no no no no… that is breaking the 4th wall. they can not do that!!

28 07 2009

Oh they already did it. This is not a rumor, this is a PRESS RELEASE.

29 07 2009

WTF….. i don’t know about you but if I was Rachelle LaFevre I would probably be canceling all the events on my schedule that were NOT part of the Twilight Saga… Not the other way around. Something’s fishy in Forks…

29 07 2009

That totally sucks! I’m soooo sad!! It does seem un-Rachelle like. It scares me that there might be future recasts in Breaking Dawn.

29 07 2009
Annie S.

This can’t be… =(
and she had signed!! so… NO WAY!

29 07 2009

Alliecupcake you couldn’t have said it better, this change totally alters the mental image of everything. Victoria plays such a huge role in Eclipse, I don’t like one bit, one bit at all. The only good thing I can say is looking back at Harry Potter, yes Harry Potter, when they replaced Dumbledore because the original actor passed away, not much was lost, crap they looked so much alike you could barely tell. But I don’t think Bryce can pull of Rachelle’s natural curly hair, and the hair, the flaming red hair is what makes the character. Oh this is wrong, so wrong.

5 08 2009

o, i so agree w/u

29 07 2009

for forks sake, could someone please tell them this is NOT passions!!!

29 07 2009

TwiLex, your not alone in thinking Harry Potter. It was actually the first thing that came to mind when I read this post. I remember thinking that HP was never going to be the same with out the original Dumbledore!!! But, I also remember thinking (pardon me, Richard Harris RIP) that HP could only get away with replacing a character with a new actor because the original had passed away. Rachelle is not dead, well in real non-vampire life anyway, and neither is the rest of the cast. Knock on wood, fingers crossed, god willing… nothing will happen to anyone on the cast and there for the original cast should make it all the way to the end.

If Summit Entertainment is looking to add the male demographic (which p.s. I saw a man walking and reading breaking dawn in Dupont Circle yesterday, book sleeve and all) there are other ways of doing it then pissing off your fan base.

Rachelle – Good Luck with everything, I truly hope you got offered the job of a life time and that you were not in fact replaced. (Although, to me the Twilight Saga is the job of a life time!)

29 07 2009

Ashlern I definitely agree the only reason HP got away with it was because Richard Harris passed away, may he rest in peace. What Summit needs to do is seriously look back on other movies and see how well this maneuver has worked in the past. I have yet to hear of one fan who has agreed with their decision … Crap I told my co-worker today, 40-something mom, and she made the comment, although I do not agree, that Rachelle was the best actor in the cast and nailed her role. I know, I know she’s crazy, gather yourself ladies, but obviously she believes that Rachelle is Victoria and no one else. I am still fired up about this.

As for guys, my boyfriends read them and I found my male 50-something co-worker reading them, and what’s his face who did the whole NPR skit about guys needing to read Twilight has read them. So obviously there is no need for Summit to feel they need to attract a male audience. Besides, THE FEMALE POPULATION OUT NUMBERS THE MALE POPULATION!!!!

5 08 2009

omg bryce doesn’t even look like a victoria ugh i hate summit!! for doing this to rachelle,,

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