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 elle robyn on May 12, 2010 at 7:34am
I get that Summit is a b**** or whatever but seriously demanding four million-i thought it was 'all about the art'...bulllshiiiit. Unless theyre mad at summit i think thats ridiculous. LOVE Nikki Reed.
Comment by Amanda Marie on May 12, 2010 at 7:37am
This kinda makes me angry! Way to think about the fans! Summit could care less what happens to the actors..its the fans that have to deal with the end result. Boo to Kellan and Ashley for being greedy!!! Boo!!!!
Comment by Eclyptica on May 12, 2010 at 7:42am
I think it would suck to have different actors play those characters, and I do think Summit is making a killing off these movies- so they could sure pay them more. But serious- money is the root of all evil. I'm disappointed by both Summit and Kellan and Ashley- I don't really care about either actor. Actually I really do not like Ashley Greene, I like her as Alice, but every time I see her in a publicity shot or in a magazine, I gag a little. I'm honestly getting a little tired of all this- it's making my love for Twilight dwindle. I sure wish someone would pay me $750,000 to act- Sometimes these actors and their money hungry attitudes make me sick. I don't have health insurance and don't know how I'm going to buy food or pay my bills some months- whining about wanting $4 million- it's just sick. And on the other hand, Summit could probably pay that. Must be nice to get to swim in money.
Comment by Kimberley Cullen on May 12, 2010 at 7:53am
Wow, If the article is true, that's a lot of money 4 million a piece for each film, that's a lot of money...I can see 2 million if they asked for 1 million, and they do a lot of PR for the movies...I hope they do not get replaced the movies would not be the same without them, if Kellan does stay as Emmett, I hope they make him look better in this once because the Eclipse pictures I don't get it, Dr Spock....
Comment by renesmee carlie(ness)cullen™ ® on May 12, 2010 at 7:58am
nooo!!! not ash and kellan!!
Comment by Hollie on May 12, 2010 at 8:26am
4millions a bit much to ask. they have what, a maximum of 15 lines .... kellan had about 2 in new moon, the amount they're already getting paid is plenty.
Comment by Ana on May 12, 2010 at 10:15am
well if they make 1 mil per movie then whats wrong with another 1 mil each the movies are bringing in alot not to mention merchandising!!!!
Comment by bekki cullen on May 12, 2010 at 11:35am
we all could do with a bit more money no doubt but do the right thing guys dont be a gold digger otherwise your gonna ruin it for all us fans :(
Comment by Cynthia Martin on May 12, 2010 at 12:23pm
Agree with Twilighter76. I'm sure they deserve some more money, but their roles aren't as big as the three main stars... and last time I checked, Robert, Taylor and Kristen can't go around places as easily as the other cast members without being mobbed by fans... AND while the other cast members were off doing fan events, Rob, Taylor and Kristen, were either filming movies or doing premiers for their other movies. I hope they stay, but ultimately I'm just happy if the main three are staying.
Comment by Cynthia Martin on May 12, 2010 at 12:26pm
Agree with Twilighter76. I'm sure they deserve some more money, but their roles aren't as big as the three main stars... and last time I checked, Robert, Taylor and Kristen can't go around places as easily as the other cast members without being mobbed by fans... AND while the other cast members were off doing fan events, Rob, Taylor and Kristen, were either filming movies or doing premiers for their other movies. I hope they stay, but ultimately I'm just happy if the main three are staying.

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