More on Why Rachelle Lefevre Really Isn't in Eclipse



It seems like nothing can be drama-free in the land of Twilight. The most recent hoopla—having nothing to do with Robsten for a change: the recasting of hottie Rachelle Lefevre, who plays villainess Victoria in the franchise films.

So what the hell went down? Is it really scheduling conflicts, like Summit is saying? Or could something much greener be the reason behind the quick switch, like Marc Malkin has deliciously been told all about?

What the hell's the real story?

Rachelle was "stunned" at Summit's decision to replace her. And she seems genuinely shocked if you ask us. It sounds like she tried to make scheduling work with Eclipse and her new movie, Barney's Version, and Summit seemed to be fine with the overlap...until recently.

We contacted Wendy Saffer, publicist for Serendipity Films, the company responsible for producing Barney's Version, and she does confirm the conflicting filming dates.

"We start shooting in Rome on Aug. 17," Wendy tells us, which is literally the same day Eclipse starts back up in Vancouver, B.C.

But something just ain't right here. Both start dates—Eclipse and Barney's—have been set for a while now, we're told. Why did Summit seem to play nice with Rachelle's 10-day Vancouver departure, then suddenly use that as an excuse to recast her—the equivalent of being shot for an actress?

Sure, saving money is an obvious reason (which we doubt upsets the studio), but this is so much bigger than that now that Summit is rolling in the dough. Could this be a message to the frisky and often unmanageable cast: You're replaceable? Seems like it.

Remind you of that edict sent Robsten's way at Comic-Con? You know, the one about staying apart? Uh-huh. Pushy little studio that could, for sure.

We think that high-up execs want to show the young talent they don't hold all of the power in these now high-budget flicks. Sure, Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner aren't going anywhere (fans would never allow that)—but R.L.'s departure sure as hell is a wake-up call to second-class Twi stars. And this will even snap the Golden Three back into line.

Don't you all think the timing is way too coincidental right now? Summit's known of Rachelle's schedule for a while—this replacement is more loaded than Robsten's body language.

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Comment by Sonia Gutierrez on July 29, 2009 at 8:55pm
I dont think this is a wake up call for other cast members (Rob, Kristen or Taylor). Summit would have to be foolish to replace any of them.... That would be all their money down the drain because no one would watch the movies without them! This is aweful!!!
Comment by Mrs.Cullen-lautner on July 29, 2009 at 9:15pm
she really didnt deserve this! :(
Comment by Ashlie Baire on July 29, 2009 at 9:23pm
Hey Guys! Here r some emails n adresses 4 u guys so we can help 2 get rachelle bck!!

Summit Entertainment
Address: 1630 Stewart ST, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: (310) 828 4132

Administrative Contact :
Tseng, Mimi
summitent@EARTHLINK.NET
2308 BROADWAY
SANTA MONICA, CA 90404-2916
US
Phone: 310-315-6047
Fax: 310-828-4132

EFeig@summit-ent.com,
NKirkpatrick@summit-ent.com,
VMayer@summit-ent.com,
Wyck@templehillent.com,
Paul@pcommgroup.com,
RFriedman@summit-ent.com,
PWachsberger@summit-ent.com,
BHayward@summit-ent.com,
DGarrett@summit-ent.com,
RHohauser@summit-ent.com,
RFay@summit-ent.com,
SNickerson@summit-ent.com


Comon guys!! The more help the betta!! Send this 2 as much people as u can so we can help save rachelle!!! We need 2 do all we can to help cuz this is all BS on Summits fault n we can eaither help them or hurt them n quite frankly its leading to were the vulturi need 2 b involved! They really wouldnt b this big if Twilight didnt put them on the map so please get all the help u can! We can do it Twiuniverse!!!
Comment by vanessa wolfe cullen on July 29, 2009 at 10:42pm
I THINK THAT ALL THIS FAME AND MONEY WENT WAY UP TO SUMMITS HEAD!
I'M NOT EVEN GONNA CALL ITSUMMIT ENTERTAINMENT ANYMORE BECAUSE THEY DONT ENTERTAIN THEY REPLACE!
Comment by Twilight Lurve on July 29, 2009 at 11:28pm
I'm reposting what I said in a reply to a topic on the forum because I think everyone should see this info & help support Rachelle:

Rachelle IS Victoria and the fact that she won't be able to portray her character in Eclipse is just wrong. Summit needs to get their stuff together.

I have been encouraging people to send protest letters to:

Summit Entertainmen
1630 Stewart St
Suite 120
Santa Monica, CA 90404
USA

or email Summit at these addresses:

EFeig@summit-ent.com,
NKirkpatrick@summit-ent.com,
VMayer@summit-ent.com,
Wyck@templehillent.com,
Paul@pcommgroup.com,
RFriedman@summit-ent.com,
PWachsberger@summit-ent.com,
BHayward@summit-ent.com,
DGarrett@summit-ent.com,
RHohauser@summit-ent.com,
RFay@summit-ent.com,
SNickerson@summit-ent.com


And sign petetions here:

http://www.petitiononline.com/rach3cli/petition.html

& here:

http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/rachelleinecpliseyes/


and send letters of support & fanmail to Rachelle at:

Rachelle Lefevre
Pearl Hanan Management
7775 Sunset Blvd.
Suite 118
Los Angeles, CA 90046
USA

She needs all the support she can get, Summit is behaving like a 12 year old bully towards her.
Not a huge fan of Summit today!

<3 Twilight Lurve
Comment by Maria the Holder of his LunchBox on July 29, 2009 at 11:33pm
RACHELLE WE LOVE YOU AND I THINK NOBODY WILL PLAY "VICTORIA" THE WAY YOU ALREDY HAVE.
WISH FOR ALL THIS IS JUST LIE
AND YOU WILL BE BACK IN VANCOUVER , TO ECLIPSE SET !
Comment by ★Arianna on July 30, 2009 at 2:19am
This is f****** messed up & I can't belive summit did this.
Victoria is one of the main characters in Eclipse and NOW all of the sudden they decide it's time to re-cast Rachelle's part when filming starts in a few weeks..wtf?!
I had high hopes for that movie & now well eh..not so much.
Thanks summit,we <3 you for doing this! (NOT)
Comment by melissa jayne cullen on July 30, 2009 at 2:42am
Thats crazy i have met rachelle, she is the nicest person ever summit are idiots really. Im sure they could work with her its the last one she is in they could at least let her do it. They are big shoes to fit who is big enough to fill them. I say no 1 bring it on rachelle all the way or no victoria.
Comment by AvalonQueen on July 30, 2009 at 2:45am
This move is so gonna hurt Summit. You can't recast a main character like that! They have a lot to learn... in my opinion, this indie prod. co turned big thanks to Twilight is soon to realize their mistake.
Comment by Julie LESTRADE on July 30, 2009 at 3:14am
Yeah ! sign the petition !! that's the best way ! someone should post on the subject

http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/rachelleinecpliseyes/

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