Rachelle Lefevre: "Stunned" and "Saddened" By Replacement News

Rachelle Lefevre:

Twi-hards were absolutely stunned to hear the sudden and shocking news about Rachelle Lefevre's departure from the upcoming Twilight sequel Eclipse.

Late last night, Summit Entertainment anounced that Lefevre would be replaced by Bryce Dallas Howard as Vampire Victoria in the third film, which starts filming in August.

Now, Lefevre has given a statement to E! expressing her dissapoinment over what really happened:

"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 10 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 10 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."

Make sure you check out our gallery of Bryce Dallas Howard pics and tell us in the comments: Are you upset about what happened?

 

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  • Shelley
    Shelley

    just watched the "new" Victoria, in Eclipse , NOT the same now, u cant change a major part of the story with a new person mid series . loved the movie, but it was not the same without the true Victoria, didnt even realize who she was meant to b aside the red hair, just did not have same vibe or feel for the role, dissapointing to see, wrong choice whoever made that one, for sure!!!

  • Jemars
    Jemars

    After seeing Eclipse tonight, very disappointed & miss not seeing Rachael as Victoria. Bryce just doesn't cut it for me. I also feel the music score from Twilight stands above the rest.

  • Guest
    Guest

    Anger.

  • rachel - thats my real name :)
    rachel - thats my real name :)

    i saw the trailer and i was like "what??" wheres the real victoria?? i hate it when characters are replaced in any movie, its just not the same.

  • Licharra
    Licharra

    BRING BACK RACHELLE LEFEVRE! Shes the best person to play Victoria... As for the "wannabe" Victoria, she doesn't look evil/ good enough to play Victoria...

  • Audri
    Audri

    Rachelle was absoultely PERFECT for the part! When I re-read the books, she's who I picture!!! I can't beilieve they replaced her. If Bryce doesn't live up to the part there's going to be even more dissappointed fans then there already are. I don't think any one can bring the intensity Rachelle brought.

  • all4rachelle
    all4rachelle

    bring back rachelle!

  • against replacing characters
    against replacing characters

    you can't replace rachelle! she really IS victoria. they will see the reaction from the fans to this...

  • Tanny soup
    Tanny soup

    I heard she was replaced because she didn't pass the mandatory physical exam for the new movie. Apparently she tested positive for both chlamydia and scurvy.She needs to keep her legs closed and get some more Vitamin C in her diet. ok, ur a chinchin

  • twilighter938
    twilighter938

    Shoot! That cannot happen! I like Rachelle so much for Victoria and this will be her "reward"? I HATE SUMMIT!!!!

  • Mary
    Mary

    Omg! No way! Rachelle NEEDS to stay in the Twilight saga! I really couldn't agree more with you guys! First Taylor and now Rachelle! What the...

  • Elie
    Elie

    I'm NOT ok with this decision, and I'm considering a boycott.

  • myglory
    myglory

    Boycotting Eclipse!!!

  • MEG
    MEG

    SUMMIT SUCKSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hate them! I REFUSE TO SEE ECLIPSE NOW!!!! BOYCOTTING ECLIPSE!!!!

  • Q
    Q

    This is ridiculous!!! Summit has just made a huge mistake. Rachelle was the PERFECT Victoria and I think it's really moronic to have a new actor playing this character. Rachelle has done an amazing job at portraying Victoria and Summit has now made SO many Twilight fans upset with their decision. 10 days is really nothing considering the fact that although the book is mostly all about Victoria, she's not in the book a whole hell of a lot!! She's just at the end, so they could've gone ahead and started shooting the scenes that she's not in and continue with her scenes when she arrives on set. This movie has gotten so far because of the fans and if Summit thinks this won't have an effect on the movie then they'd better think again because fans are not in the least happy with this!!!!!

  • myglory
    myglory

    Well I guess I won't be watching Eclipse, I am not even sure I want to see new moon. Summit you suck. neither will I... I won't wacht "ECLIPSE" If Rachelle doesn't appear in it

  • Tina
    Tina

    Well I guess I won't be watching Eclipse, I am not even sure I want to see new moon. Summit you suck.

  • reneelucky7
    reneelucky7

    I heard she was replaced because she didn't pass the mandatory physical exam for the new movie. Apparently she tested positive for both chlamydia and scurvy.She needs to keep her legs closed and get some more Vitamin C in her diet. What?! Are you for real?!

  • myglory
    myglory

    BRING RACHELLE BACK RIGHT NOW!!!!!!

  • Karen
    Karen

    This sucks!!!!!! Rachelle IS VIctoria!!! Shouldn't be replaced!! Rachelle has A LOT of fans that were going to watch eclipse just becuse of her!!

  • WWTFFF MAN?!!!
    WWTFFF MAN?!!!

    WTTTFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF?!!?! NO!! ITS RACHEL! CMON DONTR CHANGE CHRACTERS! SHE JUST FITS THE PART OF THE ROLE

  • wtfmate?
    wtfmate?

    I'm wondering where I can sign a petition against this bullsh*t. Can't believe that none of the twi-hards have made one yet... Rachelle was a great Victoria.

  • sadtwihard
    sadtwihard

    Seriously I am very angry, cause she was one of my fav. I can't believe that she's been recast...if there's one thing I hate the most about sagas or tv series are recasting, so yeah I'm pissed off. I sincerely think that if it were Robbert or Kristen they would've come to some agreement rather than recasting. I'm starting to think that Summit has some sort of my way or the highway motto cause the same wierd sack was given to Catherine Hardwick. Don't know how this will turn out, but seriously this decision is going to give the saga a hard blow in the nuts.

  • bigsu
    bigsu

    REPLACE Rachelle from Twilight, Summit must be crazy! Twilight fans, we must do something. Let's stand up for Rachelle, don't support for Eclipse if Rachelle is replaced. Follow this link to support Rachelle. I feel money or power talking in this case. http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/rachellelefevre/

  • AngelGem
    AngelGem

    Rachelle Lefevre is great in playing Victoria...She is the perfect one to play the role...I guess you need to make negotiations on the schedule matter to keep up with the series not by just replacing the cast who have already made a fantastic contribution to the movie...Come on peepz (Summit) ...Listen to the fans...

  • lulu
    lulu

    What a stupid decision ! Rachelle was perfect !

  • zsirfli
    zsirfli

    Rachelle is the best Victoria!!!!!!!! I want to see Rachelle in the Eclipse and Breaking Dawn!!!!!!

  • Sonia Goldenberg
    Sonia Goldenberg

    Summit absolutely suck. Rachelle come baaaack please! She is the best in Twilight. And I cannot wait to see her in New Moon, but Eclipse....( Oh, too bad

  • tiish
    tiish

    f*cking idoits they are so dumb twilight wont be the ssame i cant believe that *crys*.that makes me so bloody angry BRING RACHELLE BACK!!!!!!!

  • lovetwilight
    lovetwilight

    THIS SUCKS!!!! I DON'T LIKE THAT THEY CHANGE THE CAST!!! I WILL NOT FEEL THE SAME WATCHING ECLIPSE WITH A DIFFERENT ACTRESS PLAYING VICTORIA!

  • Esther Perez
    Esther Perez

    This sucks. Summit sucks. I am sad about Rachelle. yaah i noo. These Summit ppl dont even no wat there doingg.

  • Esther Perez
    Esther Perez

    thiis Suxx Crapp. i luuved Rachelle Leferve. these ppl suux. first wiith Kristen and rob then wiith taylor mayybee not playing jacob, Noow There Replacing Rachelle. thats just unfairr. everyone saw how good was rachelle in Twilight. Woow Wat Is Rongg Wiith These Ppl ?! They Just Ruined It. ): They Ruined the WHOLE Seriess. Summit Productions Sux. And Brring Baack RACHELLE LEFARVE !

  • giggle35
    giggle35

    I can't believe this happened. I thought Rachelle played Victoria wonderfully. She would of played a huge part in Eclipse too....I'm very sad now....dammit.

  • 123Jill
    123Jill

    Stupid Summit!!! Bring Rachelle back!!Bring Rachelle back!!!Bring Rachelle back!!Bring Rachelle back!!!

  • caroline
    caroline

    i'm so sad for rachelle ! she was perfect for the role plus this was her last movie in the saga ! this sucks !! bad decision made from summit !

  • hgriugho
    hgriugho

    whaaaaat the f*ck are they thinking? really?? replace an actor? it's like THE WORST THING a series can do... and now talking about a saga that's so big such as twilight! it's just TOO wrong

  • Kyle
    Kyle

    I hated Twilight and even I think that Rachelle IS Victoria. She was the only character that really intrigued me. She was perfect casting, how can they expect people to just accept a recast this late in the game? Summit seems to be a very unprofessional, amature corperation. I support you Rachelle, I've been a fan ever since Big Wolf on Campus.

  • lace
    lace

    I pissed and somebody tell me who I can write. this is complete b.s.!! PLEASE READ IF YOU WANT TO DO SOMETING --------www.robsessedpattinson.com/ -------has two petition links, and a summit address to protest this recast!!!!!

  • LACE
    LACE

    PLEASE READ IF YOU WANT TO DO SOMETING --------www.robsessedpattinson.com/ -------has two petition links, and a summit address to protest this recast!!!!!

  • NCE
    NCE

    THIS IIS SOOO NOT FAAAAIIRRR!! HOW CAN THEY REPLACEE HER!!:@ I''M REALLYY MAAAAAAADD IT'S SOOOO UNFAAAIIIRR!! FIDIOOOTTTSSS:/

  • lace
    lace

    like i comment earlier i summit had a slam dunk, you should never mess with a good thing. i am now thinking of not bothering with anymore of the twilight movies all together. i am not going to give them anymore of my money! or trying to get anymore of my friends into it. i am sticking with the BOOKS!

  • stacey
    stacey

    SUMMIT ENTERTAINMENT BLOWS!! Just know Summit that I won't be attending any of your movies in theatres, I'll just wait to watch them off Canadian satellite feeds. I'm a patient woman. To change a prominent character after 2 films, who is great, is stupid and careless. It's obvious from the reading that this was a pissing contest and they decided to flex their muscles. Hey... while you're at it why don't you replace Rob, Kristen and Taylor with some less pricey versions, fire the film crew and give some homeless guy a camcorder and film it under a bridge or in a soup kitchen to save money and face and really show us (the fans) who's the boss!

  • oceanbubbles
    oceanbubbles

    This is horsesh*t. Why would they do this?!

  • futuristfreak
    futuristfreak

    so pissed I forgot the "am" in my first comment! grrrr.

  • futuristfreak
    futuristfreak

    I pissed and somebody tell me who I can write. this is complete b.s.!!

  • Lea
    Lea

    This sucks. Summit sucks. I am sad about Rachelle.

  • noah
    noah

    I heard she was replaced because she didn't pass the mandatory physical exam for the new movie. Apparently she tested positive for both chlamydia and scurvy. She needs to keep her legs closed and get some more Vitamin C in her diet.

  • KIM
    KIM

    what the hell ??!!!! I want rachelle back in this movie !!! She CANT BE REPLACED !! WOW !!

  • RobbedMyHeart
    RobbedMyHeart

    #BRINDBACKRACHELLE , Rachelle Lefevre , Victoria and Summit are all top trending topic over TWITTER. SUMMIT listen to the fans who actually made this franchise to what it is!! The FANS! Exactly. This series is completely FAN driven. Who does Scummit (Yeah..I said it) think they are?

  • Why???
    Why???

    NO bring Rachelle back she's the perfect Victoria. I agree with you guys what is Summit thinking with these changes. First they tried with Taylor and now they got rid of Victoria. I wonder what changes they're bringing for Breaking Dawn. This is so disappointing.

  • WHATEVER
    WHATEVER

    #BRINDBACKRACHELLE , Rachelle Lefevre , Victoria and Summit are all top trending topic over TWITTER. SUMMIT listen to the fans who actually made this franchise to what it is!!

  • Kalista
    Kalista

    Its bullsh*t, Rachelle is perfect for the part!! Im upset, their trying to make all these changes. First with Taylor now this. At least Taylor is still playing Jacob. But I think Rachelle played the part perfectly, she was getting that feline quality Victoria had

  • jburr
    jburr

    that just BITES (no pun intended) I've already accepted rachel's Victoria. I've even reread the books. This is not right. Summit needs to get their heads out of their ass. Rachel IS Victoria!!

  • @PattinsonSource
    @PattinsonSource

    Of course we are!! #BringBackRachelle

  • kk
    kk

    that sucks, i only saw Twilight for Cam gigandet, and he was killed off. i might be seeing new moon, b/c of the james victoria revenge thing, but now that rachelle is being recasted in the 3rd i wont be seeing it. that makes me mad and very upset.