Bryce Dallas Howard (“Terminator Salvation”) replaces Montréal-born Rachelle Lefevre as the character ‘Victoria’ in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. Summit Entertainment, the Twilight franchise’s production company, released a statement saying Lefevre “will not continue in the role due to scheduling conflicts with another commitment the actor has made”. Isn’t that what they all say??? Bull!
I don’t get it Summit. I don’t get you David Slade.
I was so looking forward to ‘meeting’ Rachelle when Eclipse begins filming in Vancouver this August. She perfectly portrayed Victoria in Twilight so I won’t be surprised if she leaves her fans extremely disappointed. TwiFans has already suggested to start a petition to get the word out to Summit.
Sure, change is good… but not when you’ve got a good thing going for you…. I’m looking at you Summit Entertainment!
What do you guys think? Will Bryce fail to measure up to what Rachelle had slated out already? Or will she successfully add a new dimension to the character Victoria we’ve all grown to love?
(July 29th, 2009)
SUMMIT vs. RACHELLE
Rachelle feeling “shocked” upon receiving notice she was being replaced by Bryce in Eclipse, issued a statement to Access Hollywood saying that she “turned down several filming opportunities” as she was “fully committed” to playing Victoria.
Summit Entertainment lashes back at Rachelle in a statement with Access Hollywood denying any fault in the recast of the part of Victoria since they only learned about Rachelle’s ‘conflicting’ schedule recently.
Who do you believe? Summit or Rachelle? Personally, I’m on Team Rachelle.
You can read the full statements of Summit Entertainment and Rachelle Lefevre at Access Hollywood *HERE*.