Thursday, July 30, 2009

Rachelle Lefevre replaced in Eclipse

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Rachelle Lefevre has been replaced by Bryce Dallas Howard in the third film of the Twilight Saga, Eclipse, for the role of Victoria. Summit Entertainment's decision to recast the role is shocking to both fans and Lefevre. The redheaded Canadian actress played the evil vampire Victoria, who wants to kill Bella for revenge, in both Twilight and New Moon.

Summit claims that she was replaced because of a scheduling conflict. Another film that Lefevre was working on, Barney's Version, was set to begin filming for two weeks in Europe on the same day as Eclipse production began. Lefevre had this to say, "Never did I fathom I would lose the role over a 10-day overlap."

Howard's last film was Terminator Salvation, but she is perhaps most famous for her roles in The Village and Spiderman 3. Howard, also a redhead, is the daughter of well-known actor/director Ron Howard (DaVinci Code and Frost/Nixon).

Fans are really upset about Summit's decision to replace Lefevre. I don't think it's a good idea to change the cast midway through the saga. My only complaint with Lefevre in Twilight was that her hair wasn't quite as fiery red as it was described in the book.

After having just read Eclipse again, I think either actress is a good match for the role of Victoria. Her role is pretty big in this book, but if you've read the books you know that she will obviously not be in the next film Breaking Dawn. Yesterday Lefevre tweeted, "I am so touched by all your responses and feel incredibly blessed to have fans like you. From the bottom of my heart: THANK YOU."

1 comment:

  1. its ssssoooooo unfair that their changing her for Bryce Dallas Howard she will never be able to play Victoria in eclipse NNNOOOOO never its not fair