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Studio Sheds Light On Reasons Behind Twilight Personnel Change



I had a feeling there was more to this story  than we were originally hearing.  Last night I told you about the replacement of Rachelle Lefevre, the actress who plays Victoria in the Twilight movies.  And, you know, she released a statement making it seem like she was pretty much blindsided by Summit Entertainment’s decision to go with a different actress — Bryce Dallas Howard — due to a minor “scheduling conflict”.  According to Summit’s rebuttal, Lefevre may be playing dumb:

We at Summit Entertainment are disappointed by Rachelle Lefevre’s recent comments which attempt to make her career choices the fault of the Studio.  

Her decision to discuss her version of the scheduling challenges publicly has forced the Studio to set the record straight and correct the facts.

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.  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.

Ms. Lefevre took a role in the other film that places her in Europe during the required rehearsal time, and at least ten days of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse‘s principal photography. This period is essential for both rehearsal time with the cast, and for filming at key locations that are only available during the initial part of production.

The fact remains that Ms. Lefevre’s commitment to the other project—which she chose to withhold from Summit until the last possible moment—makes her unfortunately unavailable to perform the role of Victoria in [Eclipse].

I think Rachelle needs to shut her mouth and chalk this up to one very expensive life lesson.  Well, if she ever hopes to work in Hollywood again, that is.

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  • Instinct tells me that I should believe the actress than a movie studio and their rich-bitch lawyers.

  • umm why does rachelle need to shut her mouth and not the studio….of course they were going to say something back

  • i think was a really catty reaction on their part. furthermore rachelles fans knew about her other movie since june. there was no way summit didnt know about it. im pretty sure she even tweeted about it. i think there is always two sides to every story, but summit is looking like the asshole in this situation and their bitchy press releases are not helping.

  • that girl has amazing hair. I would kill for hair like that.
    yeah summit and their bitch-ass recasting tendencies. WTF? no one likes a re-cast.

  • she could really make the situation work for her if she just said that as a legitimate actress she wanted out of the crapfest that is the twilight movies.

  • Eh, it seems like the studio was right here. When I read about this the other day from her side and she said “I would only be gone 10 days”, I was like, “uhhh 10 DAYS??” That seems like a long time to be gone from a movie set. Particularly if they are casting her scenes.

  • Looks like someone has a bad case of the Heigel’s, and got called on it. You can’t get greedy and try to force a production change like that, and they are right if they are shooting with a limited window of access on locations, any professional knows this. All this has done is make her look greedy, disingenuous by trying to blame Summit for being replaced.

    This just shows that in all but very rare situations anyone can be replaced. She just looks like an idiot now, but what did she expect to happen? That they would allow her to bad mouth them and stay quiet. Tell the truth or it will bite you in the ass. She better hope Barney is a smash hit, if not she’s tainted goods.

  • OMG!? What is that??? I think that she was too cute in the movie…she isnt a bad vampire…its my opinion