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TWILIGHT recasting sparks major fallout

Kate Erbland

by: Kate Erbland
July 29th, 2009

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Rusty told us all early this morning about the recasting of TWILIGHT vampire villain Victoria HERE, from original cast member Rachelle Lefevre to Bryce Dallas Howard, and now the inevitable fallout is taking hold across the Twi-verse. Fans everywhere are in quite a twitter (that's my sly way of making a Twitter reference), as #BringBackRachelle is currently the number one trending topic on Twitter (for you non-Twits, that basically means it's what everyone is talking about).

Lefevre released a statement to Access Hollywood today regarding the casting change:

“I was stunned by Summit [Entertainment]’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.”

Despite being a baddie in the film, Lefevre has always been a fan favorite. As somewhat of a latecomer to the TWILIGHT franchise (I read the books only after seeing TWILIGHT), Victoria has never existed to me as anyone but Lefevre, so this is a bit hard to swallow.

What do you TWILIGHT fans think?

Source Just Jared

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  • Sam and Mckayla

    i like the other girl me and my friend agree well mainly all my friends agreeand my family

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  • Lizrox!

    Summit couldn't wait 10 days?! I hate it when they recast.

  • Stephen

    I hate recasting, though I have heard from an inside source at Summit that it had to do with a lot more than the 10 day overlap – word is that she might be needing 'maternity leave' – don't quote me, just have been informed from my source that that is what is going around the studio – should be interesting to see what all happens over the next few days concerning the casting – wonder if there is any chance they reverse their decision based on the fans' outcry – can't wait!

  • Lizrox!

    Summit couldn't wait 10 days?! I hate it when they recast.

  • Stephen

    I hate recasting, though I have heard from an inside source at Summit that it had to do with a lot more than the 10 day overlap – word is that she might be needing 'maternity leave' – don't quote me, just have been informed from my source that that is what is going around the studio – should be interesting to see what all happens over the next few days concerning the casting – wonder if there is any chance they reverse their decision based on the fans' outcry – can't wait!

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