Thursday, July 30, 2009

Rachelle Lefevre Shocked At Being Replaced!

Apparently not only fans are shocked at the news of actress Rachelle Lefevre not returning to the Twilight Saga for Eclipse, because apparently it was news to Rachelle herself!

“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."

Wow, sounds like there might be something else going on there! What do you guys think of this whole scenario? We here at are very sad to see Rachelle go, especially like this!

{via Access Hollywood}


  1. Huge mistake - Ms. Lefevre was more convincing than any other actor apart from Rob Pattinson in her role as Victoria. And that accomplished with very few lines in the first movie. No offense to Bryce Howard but the girl with the wicked curve ball already owns this role. Deeply disappointing.

  2. I love her in this role...she brought Victoria to life. I'm very disappointed. It sounds to me like they wanted to get a bigger name in there...Bryce Dallas howard? Come'on guy!

    Team Rachelle!

  3. Ousting Rachelle over a supposed scheduling conflict is a dirty trick. Rachelle IS Victoria - the heartbroken wild rogue vampire as Stephanie wrote her to be. Changing her to another actress now is just stupid.

  4. I loved Rachelle playing this role. It will be very disapppointing for all of the fans to hear the sad news.. It might even ruin the movie itself.

  5. well at least she didnt play a HUGE role in the first two movies...that would have been more difficult for Bryce dallas Howard.