Here's what's really happeneing in terms of re-negotiating Kellan and Ashley's contracts for Breaking Dawn. EW reports:

It’s no surprise that salary negotiations would be the key stumbling block to splitting the fourth and final Twilight book, Breaking Dawn, into two movies. (The actors’ contracts cover only four movies. This would make it five.) But who could have guessed it would be the supporting actors, not the stars, who would go to the mat for more money. As first reported by The Hollywood Reporter, co-stars Ashley Greene and Kellan Lutz are taking a hard-line approach to negotiations, while Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner are close to signing their deals for both films. Director Bill Condon has already done so.

Greene and Lutz don’t have huge roles. Greene portrays Alice Cullen, the future-seeing sister of Edward Cullen and Bella’s closest friend in the Cullen clan. Lutz plays older brother Emmett Cullen and his part, so far, has been minor. Yet sources tell EW.com that the duo are asking for $4 million a piece for each of the final two films. Greene and Lutz had initially banded together with fellow co-stars Nikki Reed and Jackson Rathbone to form a united front, but sources say Reed backed down and is now close to finalizing her deal, which is said to be in the $750,000- $1 million range per film–the amount Summit initially offered the four cast members. (Rathbone’s status remains unclear, and his reps had not returned a call for comment at press time. Reed’s manager declined to comment.)

The studio declined to comment on the negotiations. But sources tell EW.com that Greene and Lutz believe that because the supporting actors do as much publicity as the lead actors, and have to log almost as many
hours on set, they should be paid accordingly. One source involved in the negotiations says that Greene and Lutz just want to get $1 million or more.


Either way, what is peculiar is that Greene and Lutz are banding together at all. Greene’s Alice is a much more instrumental character than Lutz’s Emmett is. And considering that Summit has replaced actors before who played hardball (Rachelle LaFevre was dropped from the upcoming Eclipse in favor of Bryce Dallas Howard), it wouldn’t be a surprise if Summit chooses to replace either actor. It’s just fans will probably be much more outraged over Greene leaving than Lutz.


Source: EW

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Comment by caro-caro on May 12, 2010 at 12:02am
Umm, not true. I will be way more furious if Kellan is replaced. And it IS true: the co-stars seem to do way more publicity work than the lead actors. I get everyone has freakin' busy and hectic schedules, but the other actors *ahem PETER* spend way more of their free time flying around for fan-based events.
Comment by JoS on May 12, 2010 at 1:09am
if they replace them i'm going to be so furious....i agree with you caro-caro they do more publicity work....but really summit what are you thinking you can't replace them that would ruin the saga, it was terrible when you had rachel replaced because it was just one more movie for her caracter and then she would be finished not that i don't like Bryce she's a great actress, you can't do that to kellan and ashley they are our emmett and alice you can't replace them!
Comment by Carmen Rohde on May 12, 2010 at 2:22am
It's true that they do a lot of publicity. Summit has all of these actors around the country @ different events. I wonder if this is all true or if it's publicity. I hope that they work out a deal that is good for everyone.
Comment by George on May 12, 2010 at 3:37am
THIS IS A JOKE! 4 million is NOTHING in show business! Julia Roberts gets 25 million per movie and her projects don't make 1 billion $. To my mind, they could even get like 5-7 million! And Kstew, TL and Rob at least 15! Summit seems to be a little money-grabbing here, THUMBS DOWN!
Comment by Twilighter76 on May 12, 2010 at 3:59am
Four million dollars nothing ? For Kellan and Ashley who honestly this is their first role and who have small roles it isn't nothing. I can see them getting 2 million but 4 million is ridiculous. I can't believe that Kellan and Ashley would ask for that much WHO THE HELL ARE THEY ? I'm sorry but this p***** me off that they would ask for this much. They wouldn't have other movies if it wasn't for this franchise. And yes they do a lot for this franchise but their attitude about this sickens me. And SUMMIT IF THEY WANT A MILLION MORE JUST GIVE IT TO THEM BUT I know people will be upset if they get replaced but I won't.
Comment by Twilighter76 on May 12, 2010 at 4:03am
And if this article is true their actually asking for 8 million dollars for breaking dawn wow I'm sorry but that's not worth their roles. 16 million dollars for two actors ? I wouldn't pay that much.
Comment by TeamEdwardForever<333!!=) on May 12, 2010 at 4:24am
Summit has to stop this!!!!! they have to! This is getting out of hand right now and I'm glad Nikki backed down so we can keep her. But i also want Kellan and Ashley to stand up for themselves. I'm just hoping they stay, that's all.
Comment by Erica on May 12, 2010 at 5:25am
interesting that the 2 that have the same agent and managers would be mucking things up. it would be great to have these two in bd, but i dont really think their roles are worth that much. i mean c'mon...how many lines did kellan have in nm? 4? and when compared to all the other actors in the franchise, do these two do so much more publicity? i understand that the movies are making gobs of $$ and whatnot but i see these 2 being replaced before summit agrees to that deal...and i for one would totally agree with summit. haven't these 2 ever heard of not looking a gift horse in the mouth???
Comment by Katie on May 12, 2010 at 5:33am
Summit money grabbing? Can no-one else see that it's these 'stars' that are the money grabbing ones? They get almost 1mil per movie already for Christ sake.
Comment by Gilda on May 12, 2010 at 6:36am
OK.... So here's the thing:
I CAN IMAGINE ASHLEY ASKING THIS AMOUNT OF MONEY COZ HER ROLE IN BD IS MORE CRUCIAL & SHE'LL DEFINITELY HAS MORE LINES THERE. BUT KELLAN LUTZ??? COME ON DUDE!!! YOU'RE ONLY IN BD FOR TINY MOMENT!!! YOU SHOULDN'T ASK MORE FOR WHAT YOU DON'T REALLY DESERVE... JUST BECAUSE TWIFANS WILL GO BACK YOU UP... THIS IS NOT COOL...!!!

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