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 Ilse Gomez on May 12, 2010 at 2:16pm
I agree with Cynthia Martin, I'm sorry but yes Summit does makes tons of money, but how much exactly? I mean Kellan says barely some words! and Ashley well she is not going to be around a lot 'cause of Renesmee and then because she goes, so what's the point of getting 4 million when they barely talk, I mean yes they make money but they have to pay to editors, the director, actors (which are a lot of actors), cameras man, the locations eveything ok? and for the merchadinase well they have to pay the people who make the dolls it not just make a movie and bam! you have tons of money..it doesn't works like that, and YES I will be terribly sad if they go, but gee they are acting like this BIG movie stars that they should get 4 millions for this, and yes they make publibity so what? Everyone has to make publicity, they have to stay hours there too? Well that's their job, that's why they are paying them...and I think that the ones who should ask for money should be Kristen, Robert or Taylor.
Comment by PixieInDarkness on May 12, 2010 at 2:25pm
it's simple for me, if Ashley leaves then they will lose a fan for the following movies because i would rather see Ashley greene play Alice then some person who has yet to capture the character for breaking dawn, but i will always be a twi hard fan for the books, but if they replace Ashley greene i will not watch breaking dawn
Comment by Gracie Chacon on May 12, 2010 at 2:42pm
*Screams and starts to cry*

WHAT..!!! OMG..!! NO..!!!!!
SUMMIT HAS TO PAY THEM...!! CRAP..!!!! :(
LIKE DONT THEY KNOW THAT EVERYBODY LOVES ALICE..!!!!
US FANPIRES DIDNT STALKED THE STUDIO WITH TORCHES
BECAUSE RACHELLE WAS LOVED, BUT NOT AS MUCH AS ALICE OR EMMETT..!!
HECK IF THEY DECIDE TO REPLACE THEM I SWEAR I WONT SEE THE MOVIES..!!!
AHH....!!!
I FEEL LIKE IM GONNA DIE..!! :'(
Comment by crazycatlady25 on May 12, 2010 at 3:06pm
Summit will be raking the money in they are not just minor actors in the story they have developed the characters,they deserved to be paid accordingly if they are replaced it will ruin the last movie
Comment by Bella_swan on May 12, 2010 at 10:49pm
If this is true, it is really diappointing. What more publicity they are talking about? The three main stars do the world tour, that is publicity, and they literally do all the movie so basically they spent long hours on set. I'd say 1mil is enough.

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