Summit Says Rachelle Lefevre Was Uncooperative

Summit Says Rachelle Lefevre Was Uncooperative-photo

Summit Entertainment has fired the latest volley in the brouhaha over Rachelle Lefevre's ousting from the Twilight sequel Eclipse.

E! Online reports that the company claims Lefevre—who was replaced by Bryce Dallas Howard in the role of Victoria on Tuesday—displayed a "lack of cooperative spirit" with the company.

In its initial statement on Lefevre's firing, Summit cited a scheduling conflict between Eclipse, which begins filming in August, and Barney's Version, an independent project that Lefevre had signed on to act in.

"It was not until July 20th that Summit was first informed of Ms. Lefevre's commitment to Barney's Version, a commitment we have since been advised she accepted in early June," a statement from Summit reads. "Summit had acted in good faith that she would be available to fulfill her obligations both in terms of rehearsals and shooting availability for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. We feel that her choice to withhold her scheduling conflict information from us can be viewed as a lack of cooperative spirit which affected the entire production."

On Wednesday, Lefevre announced that she was "stunned" and "greatly saddened" by Summit's decision to let her go, saying that it was possible for her to participate in both movies.

"Never did I fathom I would lose the role over a 10-day overlap," Lefevre said.

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Let us know in the comments section: Whose side do you fall on with this issue, Summit's or Lefevre's?

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  • peaches
    peaches

    lizbizz11 thanks for telling us that V got killed. Not all of us read the book like you probably. Haven't you ever heard about spoilers?

  • guest
    guest

    rachelle was a bad victoria but the other person will be worse. the only good actos in the movies are taylor, kristin, and robert. thats it. the rest aren't right for the parts Who made you Producer God? Are you a casting director? Who said the others didn't fit their roles? What about Lautner, Facinelli etc. That's only your opinion, thank God.

  • cutebug
    cutebug

    agree!!! bring her back! no matter what.

  • Carly Tow
    Carly Tow

    This was just a rediculous decision. I hate when movies cut people out that have been there forever, almost like they almost cut Taylor Launter out. I officially hate Summit. : ( Go Rachelle! You were amazing!

  • amay ventris
    amay ventris

    rachelle was a bad victoria but the other person will be worse. the only good actos in the movies are taylor, kristin, and robert. thats it. the rest aren't right for the parts i think rl was a abd victoria but i think bryce will be good once the air and makeup people go to town. she looks scary at twifanatics.com

  • lizbizz11
    lizbizz11

    I am just thankful that they didn't replace a main character!!! although i am a little upset she dies in Eclipse anyways so it doesn't really matter that much to me...

  • NoUseForAName
    NoUseForAName

    rachelle was a bad victoria but the other person will be worse. the only good actos in the movies are taylor, kristin, and robert. thats it. the rest aren't right for the parts Maybe you should google Bryce Dallas Howard so you can see that she has been acting since she was basically a toddler. I'm sure she'll do just fine in a tweeny-bopper movie series like this one....relax.

  • georgia12
    georgia12

    OMG... she was a great Victoria. They should totally bring Rachelle back.

  • Ixa
    Ixa

    Why do I find it hard to believe that Rachelle didn't play nice, when she has never caused any type of problems, nobody has ever said anything bad about her and she has never been in the negative press. Whereas Summit has a reputation of treating the actors like objects and not humans. All they care about is the money and their greed. Everyone go to Lainey's site and you'll see a great article she has written about this. Basically Summit is playing very dirty, ruining her reputation when she has never been anything but professional and decent. She was even at Comic-con last week, why didn't they do this before then? Oh the negative press that's right and the fans coming out and chanting on her behalf. I can't stand Summit, it's a nasty production company.

  • robsten2009
    robsten2009

    Why couldn't Summit do with Rachelle what they did with Cam Gigandet in Twilight all of his scenes had to shot the first couple of days because he had another film to do. Eclipse is going to for 3 months 10 days is not a big deal. There are other parts of the movie that could be taped first. Rachelle's part doesn't have to be taped first

  • lori
    lori

    I am not a Twi-hard, but I thought Rachelle was great as Victoria and in the few interviews I've seen with her, I like d her natural outgoing personality. She was an asset for the Twilight franchise along with the rest of the cast. Why would Summit mess with their success ?? I am starting to not like this movie company much.They seem very controlling, especially with the Media Release they issued, attacking this poor actress. Bring back Rachelle!

  • Taylor lover
    Taylor lover

    That is such a load of crap! I met her when they went on the twilight tour thing, and she was the sweetest human being ever! Plus, isn't it a little late to replace a big character. Especially when she is going to DIE in Eclipse. Just keep her! Oh my God 10 days the world will end, how about this, WORK IT OUT!! Oh my god. It's so stupid they would replace her when it would be her last movie in the twilight series anyway. Good God, Summit sucks! BRING RACHELLE BACK!!!!

  • panscream
    panscream

    [quote=another thought]What do you mean by "first Jacob"? remember they were going to change taylor for new moon b/c he wasnt big enough, but he worked for it. the changing of rachelle is just complete b.s. this sucks.

  • meganleigh
    meganleigh

    They can't replace Rachelle, she is a very good victoria and replacing her will make Eclipse suck! nothing against Bryce Dallas though.

  • another thought
    another thought

    wtfrachelle deserved to play Victoriawhats going on with summit what the hell do they think -.-first jacob now victoria who`s next -.- rechelle we want you back!!!!sry for my spelling >< i`m from germany ... What do you mean by "first Jacob"?

  • ames
    ames

    rachelle was a bad victoria but the other person will be worse. the only good actos in the movies are taylor, kristin, and robert. thats it. the rest aren't right for the parts

  • KeepRachelle
    KeepRachelle

    Stop the insanity and BRING RACHELLE BACK!

  • Liraz
    Liraz

    Maybe they thought replacing her with a directors daughter would attract more attention to the role? Nevertheless, the twilight saga will not be the same without all the original characters. SUMMIT SUCKS ASS!

  • justafanfromgermany
    justafanfromgermany

    wtf rachelle deserved to play Victoria whats going on with summit what the hell do they think -.- first jacob now victoria who`s next -.- rechelle we want you back!!!! sry for my spelling >< i`m from germany ...

  • AllthatGlitters
    AllthatGlitters

    YEAH bring.her.back and new moon WILL suck!!!!! omg theyre stupid if they really do eclipse without here :-O

  • Esther Perez
    Esther Perez

    woow thiis suux crap. summit just ruined the seriess. bring backk Rachelle LeFerevee !

  • abigailcullen
    abigailcullen

    that bs. bring back Rachelle. she is victoria. eclipse is going to suck just as much as new moon, this is not good. bring back Rachelle. sooo true when i read the series i always picture Rachelle and i always will

  • lahe27
    lahe27

    I'm with Rachelle! For one thing she played Victoria in the first two movies, and then you just get a new Victoria and that Victoria doesn't even look like the original! And because they said that Eclipse was filming over 3 months, and for her not to be available for only 10 days out of those 3 months, that doesn't seem like that much! So i find that Summit is being very stupid! Rachelle was a great Victoria and she should've been able to keep that role!

  • kk
    kk

    that bs. bring back Rachelle. she is victoria. eclipse is going to suck just as much as new moon, this is not good. bring back Rachelle.

  • reneelucky7
    reneelucky7

    So basically she was replaced because she did not play well with others-interesting.

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