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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Summit Entertainment Responds to Rachelle LeFevre's Departure

Twitter has been lighting up over the last couple days about Rachelle LeFevre's (Victoria) announced replacement for Eclipse, the third installment of the Twilight Saga. She has been replaced by Bryce Dallas Howard. Her statement made it seem as though she was shocked and hurt by the decision, but I found this statement from Summit, which makes it seem as though she dug her own grave, so to speak. I didn't really care either way. She is not one of the MAIN MAIN people and it was no skin off my back. But I thought I'd share this for those whose lives are seemingly ruined by this news, lol.

"July 29th, 2009

We at Summit Entertainment are disappointed by Rachelle Lefevre’s recent comments which attempt to make her career choices the fault of the Studio. Her decision to discuss her version of the scheduling challenges publicly has forced the Studio to set the record straight and correct the facts.
Ms. Lefevre's representatives were advised as early as April that THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE was expected to start shooting in early August.

If Ms. Lefevre was, as she describes “passionate,” about being part of THE TWILIGHT SAGA, we feel that she and her representatives would have included us in her decision to work on another film that would conflict with the shooting schedule of THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE.

It was not until July 20th that Summit was first informed of Ms. Lefevre’s commitment to BARNEY’S VERSION, a commitment we have since been advised she accepted in early June. Summit had acted in good faith that she would be available to fulfill her obligations both in terms of rehearsals and shooting availability for THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE. We feel that her choice to withhold her scheduling conflict information from us can be viewed as a lack of cooperative spirit which affected the entire production.

Furthermore Ms. Lefevre took a role in the other film that places her in Europe during the required rehearsal time, and at least ten days of THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE’s principal photography. This period is essential for both rehearsal time with the cast, and for filming at key locations that are only available during the initial part of production.
Contrary to Ms. Lefevre’s statement, it is simply untrue that the Studio dismissed her over a ten day overlap. It is not about a ten day overlap, but instead about the fact that THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE is an ensemble production that has to accommodate the schedules of numerous actors while respecting the established creative vision of the filmmaker and most importantly the story.

The fact remains that Ms. Lefevre’s commitment to the other project - which she chose to withhold from Summit until the last possible moment - makes her unfortunately unavailable to perform the role of Victoria in THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE.

--Summit Entertainment"


  1. Ahhh- she dies anyway LOL
    I am more concerned with the main players and love triangles that will blow up and ruin the chemistry.

  2. Rachelle Lefevre's sudden departure from the Twilight series has shocked fans and even shocked Rachelle. Summit Entertainment has said Lefevre's character Victoria would be replaced by Bryce Dallas Howard in the next movie.

  3. Well I have just read each and every comment left in response to this post on Rachelle's departure before Eclipse