Official Statement from Rachelle LaFevre on being replaced!!

This is from accesshollywood.com and STRAIGHT from Rachelle's lips..



LOS ANGELES, Calif. --
Summit Entertainment announced the replacement of “Twilight Saga” star Rachelle Lefevre in the series’ third film, “Eclipse,” on Tuesday night – and fans weren’t the only ones surprised by the news — Rachelle was shocked as well!

“I was stunned by Summit’s decision to recast the role of Victoria for ‘Eclipse,’” Rachelle said in a statement to Access Hollywood.

On Tuesday, Summit announced that Bryce Dallas Howard would be taking on the role in “Eclipse,” due in May 2010.

“I was fully committed to the ‘Twilight’ saga, and to the portrayal of Victoria,” Rachelle continued, explaining the turn of events that led to the casting change. “I turned down several other film opportunities and, in accordance with my contractual rights, accepted only roles that would involve very short shooting schedules. My commitment to ‘Barney’s Version’ is only ten days. Summit picked up my option for ‘Eclipse.’ Although the production schedule for ‘Eclipse’ is over three months long, Summit said they had a conflict during those ten days and would not accommodate me. Given the length of filming for ‘Eclipse,’ never did I fathom I would lose the role over a 10 day overlap. I was happy with my contract with Summit and was fully prepared to continue to honor it. Summit chose simply to recast the part.”

The star concluded her statement with a regretful tone.

“I am greatly saddened that I will not get to complete my portrayal of Victoria for the ‘Twilight’ audience. This is a story, a theatrical journey and a character that I truly love and about which I am very passionate. I will be forever grateful to the fan support and loyalty I’ve received since being cast for this role, and I am hurt deeply by Summit’s surprising decision to move on without me. I wish the cast and crew of ‘Eclipse’ only the very best,” she said.

Rachelle will appear in the series’ next film, “New Moon,” due Nov. 20.

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Tags: Eclipse, LeFevre, Rachelle, Replacement, Summit, Twifans.com

Comment by Brianna on July 29, 2009 at 4:00pm
haha i just posted this like, two seconds before you did.
Comment by Alison Genet on July 29, 2009 at 4:09pm
wow am really shocked by this. I feel really bad for her. maybe she should loose the 10 day role and then ask Summit if they still want to re-cast.
Comment by Marcella on July 29, 2009 at 4:13pm
sign the petition for Rachelle's return!
http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/rachelleinecpliseyes
Comment by Michelle~ on July 29, 2009 at 4:13pm
wow that is harsh
Comment by Gretch on July 29, 2009 at 4:13pm
*frown* Of all of the supporting cast to let go...Rachelle (particularly due to the nature of Victoria's role in Eclipse) is not the one I'd choose, Summit. Come on now. She's possibly the most enthusiastic of the cast in terms of the franchise. She's beloved by fans. It's honestly a stunning move in my opinion. Unbelievable.
Comment by Aisha Flores on July 29, 2009 at 4:19pm
that really sucks
Comment by Tracy R on July 29, 2009 at 4:30pm
I can't believe they'd do this to one of the nicest, kindest and truly worthy member of the cast. So rotten of them. Maybe I'll ditch the movies and stick to the books from here on out - I'm not willing to give Summit monetary rewards for being asinine. And yes, I know I'm just one person, but it's my way of showing that I don't support this.
Comment by Ela on July 29, 2009 at 4:31pm
I thought about that too... then we're two ;-)
Comment by alover on July 29, 2009 at 4:32pm
people we need to make an effort, even if we don't get Rachelle back, we can show Summit we're not happy about this.
Sign this Petition 'Rachelle Lefévre in Twilight Saga: Eclipse YES' - http://301.to/600
Go Twifans Go!!!!!!!!!!!
Comment by Mrs.Cullen-lautner on July 29, 2009 at 4:33pm
awe. thats so sad..ugh she let roles down for eclipse! and ten days come on i bet she'd rather pick eclipse than that movie! :( this sucks.

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