July 29, 2009

Bryce Dallas Howard Replaces Rachelle Lefevre as Victoria

Holy sh*t.
THE TWILIGHT SAGA ADDS ACTRESS
BRYCE DALLAS HOWARD TO FILM FRANCHISE

Actress Rachelle Lefevre Will Be Replaced By Howard In The Role Of Victoria

Los Angeles – July 28, 2009 – Summit Entertainment announced today that Bryce Dallas Howard will take over the role of “Victoria” in the studio’s upcoming production of THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE. Actress, Rachelle Lefevre, who portrayed the character in TWILIGHT as well as the upcoming release of THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON, will not continue in the role due to scheduling conflicts with another commitment the actor has made. THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE will start filming in Vancouver this coming August.

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE, the third film in the studio’s TWILIGHT film franchise based on Stephenie Meyer’s blockbuster book series, will be directed by David Slade from a screenplay written by Melissa Rosenberg. The film will be released theatrically in North America on Wednesday, June 30, 2010.

“We are incredibly happy that Bryce has agreed to come into the franchise,” said Erik Feig, Summit’s President of Worldwide Production and Acquisitions. “Rachelle brought “Victoria” to great screen life and Bryce will bring a new dimension to the character. The franchise is lucky to have such a talented actress as Bryce coming in to fill the role.”

Howard most recently starred in TERMINATOR SALVATION as Kate Connor and has been seen in SPIDER-MAN 3, LADY IN THE WATER, and THE VILLAGE. She was nominated for a Golden Globe for her leading performance as an actress in the HBO film AS YOU LIKE IT.
Thanks, scent addict! Source: Summit.

54 comments:

  1. I agree I think its really sad, she is so wonderful as victoria and it ruins the continuity of things...makes me sad...and wonder what really happened

    ReplyDelete
  2. I will miss our token Canadian actress in the roll!!! I wish her success in her other ventures- she's an excellant Victoria!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Don't believe it until it is confirmed... s'all I'm saying.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I really hope this isn't true! Who else can throw such a wicked curve-ball?! Rachelle, pleeeeeeease! :( <-- total sad face

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh. My. Taylor.

    This is wrong on so many levels. I had envisioned her as Victoria so vividly in eclipse and now im totally thrown off. Its like whiplash. Wow. If true i will be incredibly sad.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Wow, huge bummer. I thought Rachelle did a great job....plus, I just like her as a person. I'll withhold judgment on Bryce Dallas Howard until I see Eclipse. Are they really going to start filming again in August....as in a few weeks from now? Holy smokes, RP and KS are going to be exhausted since they're both filming other flicks now.

    ReplyDelete
  7. ick Summit now has it on their site...booo!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I was just on Summits web site and unfortunately this is true.. It is extremly sad.. and it makes me pissed scheduling conflicts.. this is Victoria's biggest movie, this is what has made Rachelle a star..

    I am very upset about this.. no offence to the new actress but I just wont be able to see her talent cuz I will be upset watching it not seeing Rachelle.

    ReplyDelete
  9. omg. totally effing sucks. sequals always get ruined when they replace the actors!!! THIS SUCKS.

    ReplyDelete
  10. NO NO NO!! I love Rachelle, I hate it when they switch actors. Wonder if there is a real story behind the "scheduling conflicts"?

    ReplyDelete
  11. I like Bryce, but I really hate when they switch who plays a role. It never quite fits.

    ReplyDelete
  12. thats it KT it messes everything up when faces change...esp with how much they are all in the public eye now going to twilight events...hard to switch mindsets..

    ReplyDelete
  13. Wow. Something shady's gotta be up. Rachelle attends EVERY convention, every event. This sounds very weird.
    And I know this is something very mean to say, but it wouldn't kill me if they replaced Nikki Reed instead. Don't hate. I know one role has nothing to do with the other and who knows why this happened. It's just my opinion.

    I'm honestly very, very sad this happened with Rachelle.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I think she's very pretty and will probably do a good job! With that said I HATE it when the original actors don't reprise their roles (I'm still mad at Katie Holmes for the whole Batman thing). I understand conflicts, whatever, but come on! And she's doing so much press about Eclipse?? :(

    ReplyDelete
  15. HAHA I agree with you Jess!! Rosalie doesn't look right at all (I mean she's brunette and DARK tan in real life playing a pale blonde vampire?) She only got the job because of Catherine that was obvious.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Another role Bryce is taking over from another actress...but i really liked her in terminator salvation soo....

    ReplyDelete
  17. shes in one scene in eclipse she couldnt just get away from her new movie for a week and shoot the fight? for non-twilighters when they see a new victoria their not gunna get its the same girl cause not even bella is sure untill she sees her that it was victoria behind the attack. its just not gunna flow. im going to miss rachelle :(

    ReplyDelete
  18. Noo! I love Rachelle! Bryce may be good, but I hate it when they switch actors. It totally ruins the continuity of the series. I will never see anyone but Rachelle as Victoria! Though I agree with Jess, if Nikki was replaced I wouldn't be heartbroken but only because she was so badly casted(does not look the part).

    ReplyDelete
  19. Screw. You. Summit. Doubt that there's any "schledule conflicts". Rachelle was pretty much a super dedicated Victoria and atteneded everything and loved her fans, she wouldn't just leave, especailly since she seemed so excited to film Eclipse. There goes Summit...screwing everything up.

    ReplyDelete
  20. OH MY JACOB...
    This totally s*cks..
    Big time.
    I'm really really sad about this.
    Still can't get my mind around it.
    Rachelle is Victoria. Period.
    I hope they don't start changing actors now.
    You know? Since everyone wants to be in this franchise, they're gonna start replacing the original actors with big famous stars...
    Like I said..
    TOTALLY S*CKS.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Well, I never liked Rachelle and her annoying crooked smile. She is NOT at all what I pictured Victoria to look like. I much prefer the look of this new girl. But I agree, I'd love to see Nikki replaced- she may do bitchy well but I don't understand WHY they cast her. There had to be a thousand beautiful no name blonde actresses who could play bitchy well.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Abigail,
    Nikki Reed got in basically because of Catherine Hardwicke. I know it's catty to say this, since all actors from the Twilight franchise have been super dedicated to its fans so far. I honestly feel bad to say it wouldn't hurt me to see her being replaced. But it's true.

    Now to see Rachelle go, really breaks my heart. It's as if Peter Facinelli got replaced, or Billy Burke. I don't even wanna say such thing out loud and jinx it.

    I don't know why this happened, but if Bryce Dallas Howard wanted in on the franchise so badly, they could've just waited until Breaking Dawn and cast her as Tanya, for instance.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Seriously?! I was so happy to see they had gotten her hair color just right for New Moon and have been ALREADY looking forward to the fight scene in Eclipse. This is sad news. From that picture, it looks like Miss Howard does have great Vampire-makeover potential... but still. JFTR, I don't think there's a "schedule conflict" that pressing that should stop someone from filming one (maybe two) scenes. This seems like something you'd schedule everything else around.

    ReplyDelete
  24. I think theres something weird goin on, i mean she actually talked about how she was getting ready for Eclipse last week so how is it that now she's out.
    theres something more behind this, and i think is really bad that this is happening, cause i mean if you were gonna replace anyone from the movie they should've done it for new moon, but not after the character has been played by the same person in 2 of the 3 movies that character is in.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Very Odd! I think its probably a money issue. Summit is known to be cheap and I'll bet Rachelle's people were pushing for more money for her. Or they were unwilling to be flexible with the shooting schedule to accommodate her. I can't see her needing to be on set for more than a few days for one scene to be such a great conflict of schedule. She wasn't going to be in the other one for the entire movie either. I hope we get the whole story from Rachelle. Dustin Hoffman or no Dustin Hoffman, you don't drop out of the biggest franchise phenom of the moment.

    ReplyDelete
  26. OMFG
    this is so stupid!! WHY WOULD THEY DO THIS?!?!? im starting to think i dont even wanna see eclipse anymore...and i am TOTALLY serious..... its just not worth it without rachelle.....
    why wouldnt she just quit the other thing and then just do eclipse?? that would be a no brainer for me!!
    i. hate. summit. like. sooo. much. i. cant. even. tell. you. they have to ruin everything. it pisses me off.
    wait. she was lady in the water?!?! ok now DEFINITELY not paying my money to see eclipse. its called fastpasstv.com ppl haha

    ReplyDelete
  27. When I learned that Bryce is Ron Howard's daughter, all became clear. This is a heavy hitter muscling onto a successful franchise. I wonder who Ronnie is picking to direct Breaking Dawn... himself?? And maybe Tom Hanks has some budding actorly kiddies who could fit into Breaking Dawn? This is disgusting. I HATE it when power destroys someone's career. Rachelle did a great job, and would have been great in Eclipse

    ReplyDelete
  28. SAY WHAT!?! Oh.. I am going to miss Rachelle! *sad face*

    ReplyDelete
  29. This bums me out. I wish both actresses well. But I can't help being upset that they're switching up midstream. *frown*

    ReplyDelete
  30. WHAT!! NO NO NO!!!! WHAT?? not her.. I love Rachelle.

    ReplyDelete
  31. This really sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  32. I can´t believe this!!!! I don´t like this kind of changes.... even if the other one is very good, this sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  33. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
    - Lorabell

    ReplyDelete
  34. I liked Rachelle as Victoria. I think we've all reached a consenses: we don't like actresses being replaced!!! As Stacy pointed out previously, it 'ruins the continuity of things.' She seems like a nice person and I liked her in interviews and such. But shouldn't her loyalties lie with Summit and the Twilight franchise? That's what made her more famous any how. Summit should make all actors sign a contract, promising to be in it 'till the end! I'm mad not because I don't think the new actress will do well, I just hate when they replaced actors, it sometimes has the effect of taking you out of the movie. I still haven't gotten over Aunt Vivian on 'The Fresh Prince of Bellaire' being replaced!!! JK LOL!!!

    ReplyDelete
  35. I'm really mad! How can they do this? Rachelle was excited to be part of the saga and now she can't be in Eclipse? Who's next Rob? That will be the excuse to change him if Summit decides to make Breaking Dawn? This is awful! You get attached with one person and the character he or she plays and the next time capuf is gone! I personally don't think she can be the best Victoria and it's crazy! Now I'll have a bad day at work because of this! I'm a disappointed Twilight Fan Today!

    ReplyDelete
  36. OMG
    :O
    I feel as though I went to sleep and missed huge news.
    Really?
    Say it ain't so Jo.
    I loved Rachelle.
    She embodied Victoria.
    Sucks.
    She rocked and she has perfect Victoria hair.
    But I will say this:
    Bryce Dallas Howard is an amazing actress.
    I'm sure she'll do a fine job.
    But I'm still bummed.

    ReplyDelete
  37. No way! Rachelle is the perfect Victoria. Very disappointing and a bad move on the part of Summit.

    ReplyDelete
  38. Awesome!!!! I love Bryce Dallas Howard! She's a brilliant actress, I'm sure she'll do the part very well even though Rachelle was pefect.

    ReplyDelete
  39. Well, not sure what to say. This is coming way out of left field, with a really wicked curve ball no one saw coming. I think we as fans have to be gracious to Bryce, but loosing our Canadian girl it rather disappointing. I thought Summit might at least try to keep the cast together as much as possible, until the characters end in the series.(can any one say Harry Potter) It was only one more film for Victoria.

    ReplyDelete
  40. I have seen Bryce in other movies and she is very talented. However she IS NOT VICTORIA, RACHELLE IS. She was perfect from the beginning. And she has been so nice to the fans!!! She is one of my favorite cast members and I was looking forward to see her in Eclipse.

    I agree that the real problem here was not a "conflict of schedules" but probably money. Summit IS cheap and they probably didn't want to pay what Rachelle's people were asking. And that's very sad not only because she portrayed Victoria so well but because she was very good in the PR side of the business, always gracious and enthusiastic about the "franchise" (I hate that they are using that word now). It's so sad that Summit didn't appreciate all that she brought to both the role and the marketing of the movies.

    WE'LL MISS YOU RACHELLE!!!!!!

    Hugs,

    ANDREA

    ReplyDelete
  41. Paul Giamatti (Oscar Nominee) and Dustin Hoffman (Academy Award Winner x2)? I think Rachelle is looking out for her future and chose to pursue a more serious role. Perhaps her role in Eclipse wasn't that large and she didn't want to be pigeon-holed as the evil vamp. Granted, I think it sucks, but I totally understand. Bryce is a tremendous actress and doesn't she have an actual sun allergy? That should make her vamp look really convincing.

    ReplyDelete
  42. While I, like any good Twilight fan, love the cast, I am thrilled to see Bryce Dallas Howard get this role. She is one of my all-time favorite actresses for her roles in The Village, Lady in the Water, and Spiderman 3. I think she will make a great Victoria.

    ReplyDelete
  43. I think Bryce will do an excellent job! Not that I don't like Rachelle, and as a person she seems like one of the coolest in the cast. But Bryce has something very unique about her and she is a brilliant actress. She even looks the part, not just vampire-esque, but also like Victoria. It is sad to not have the same actress, in the sense that we already have a picture in our minds, but really we haven't seen much of Victoria yet, in Twilight and there won't be much of her in New Moon either. Eclipse will be her time to shine and I think Bryce will bring a whole new element of scariness to the role. I am totally excited about this! Hoping all is well with Rachelle though and that this is a positive move for her as well. Can't wait for ALL of it!!!

    ReplyDelete
  44. I SWEAR I WILL START A RIOT AT SUMMIT'S PLACE OR DAVID SLADE FOR BEING A BITCH ALREADY , AND HASN'T EVEN ALREADY STARTED FLIMING ECLISPE.DON'T FUCK WITH ME DAVID OR SUMMIT!I THINK YOU WOULDN'T WANT TWIHARDS TO GO TO YOUR HOUSE AND BURN ON FIRE.THIS IS NOT JUST A MOVIE , AND WHATEVER AND GETTING ON WITH THE SHOW ON THE ROAD.THIS MOVIE MEANS ALOT TO TWIHARDS LIKE ME , IT'S IMPORTANT TOO!JUST WARNING YOU ,IF YOU DIDN'T EVEN TRY A BIT ON FLIMING JUST , A BIT!I WILL FIND A WAY TO SEW YOU.


    I REALLY WANT DAVID SLADE TO BE REPLACED , INSTEAD OF RACHELLE , OUR LOVELY P-E-R-E-F-E-C-T VICTORIA!

    Again this isn't JUST a movie David!

    ReplyDelete
  45. I'm not thrilled at all , not a bit that Bryce will be playing the role of Victoria , and not Rachelle.I think i'm going to start my letter to Summit and David.

    ReplyDelete
  46. *sigh*Are you fucking kidding me?No!No!No!I really hate it when bitchy directors change actress or actors just for a character.I'm not thrilled at all , i'm upset and mad.Rachelle is the PERFECT Victoria , P-E-R-F-E-C-T!And Rachelle does HAVE the red hair and Bryce doesn't even have the red hair for role of Victoria , yeah i know the will probably dye it red or make another change like , Victoria in Eclispe will have light brown , goldy hair.LOL!I think i won't enjoy Eclispe =[ What a bumer!In Eclispe Victoria has kinda of a big role and she does a effect in the books and as also in the movies.Without her ,and her crew , the books and movies will be plain boring.Well this upsets me alot and at the same time makes me hella mad.DAMN YOU , DAVID SLADE FOR CHANGING ONE OF THE IMPORTANT CHARCTERS IN THE BOOKS!!!!!!!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  47. Not cool!! Victoria's character in Eclipse is the most pivotal in the series!! I can't believe Rachael would give that up so easily!! I know they have to do other projects, but my god- work with the schedules. Big mistake if she choose this on her own!!

    ReplyDelete
  48. okay, hopefully when people see aaaall of these negative reactions they'll come to their senses 'cause this is UNACCEPTABLE. you can NOT replace an actor in a FRANCHISE.
    how can Rachelle NOT want to play this role?? I mean like, EVERYone wants to play Victoria, right? and she was that lucky girl who actually GOT to play her and then she LEAVES=O
    THIS SUUUCKS!!

    ReplyDelete
  49. That really stinks..like, really bad. At least she looks like her though..right? No..

    ReplyDelete
  50. This really bothers me. Seriously. At comic con she was speaking so positivly about the movies, and how much she loves it and her castmates....... I don't get it...... If this is true I don't think its a time problem, I think something weird happend..... I am irritated, I was so excited to see her in eclipse where she really gets to play her character..... argh!

    ReplyDelete
  51. I agree with you guys, yes this sucks. BUT...and thats a big butt (sorry had to say it) we all had a catachlismic meltdown when Catherine was being replaced, and now look at us. We LOVE Chris! Lets give this chica a chance. Maybe she'll be better then Rachelle.

    I agree in the sense that I dont think Nikki was right for Rosalie. But, she does bring the cold bitchiness that is Rose. Id rather have attitude then just beauty.

    ReplyDelete
  52. What???? How can you change an actress right in the middle of the saga??? That is ridiculous! How in the world... ugh. Whatever!

    ReplyDelete
  53. Ok...this smacks of impropiety. On whose part remains to be determined. I just spent 1/2 hour searching for the Letterman Interview Bryce did for Terminator Salvation-I swear to crap she said something about hear Dad and Twilight. I have a hard time believing she would want to be cast with a reaction like this almost guaranteed but...who knows. And if that is the case, where was she was Twilight was initailly casting. I agree with those who say Summit could have made the schedule work for Rachelle! I'm not judging to I hear more but this all just seems fishy.

    ReplyDelete