Recently, OK! Magazine claimed Summit Entertainment has appointed "Terminator Salvation" star Bryce Dallas Howard to replace Rachelle Lefevre to star on Kristen Stewart’s "The Twilight Saga’s Eclipse". Hearing the reports, 30-year-old Rachelle tells E! Online, "I was stunned by Summit’s decision to recast the role of Victoria for ‘Eclipse’. I was fully committed to the ‘Twilight’ saga, and to the portrayal of Victoria."
Rachelle reportedly cannot work on the production of the third "Twilight" film due to scheduling conflicts. Commenting on the matter, she states, "My commitment to ‘Barney’s Version’ is only 10 days. Summit picked up my option for ‘Eclipse.’" Furthermore, she tells E! Online further, "Although the production schedule for Eclipse is over three months long, Summit said they had a conflict during those 10 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."
"I am greatly saddened that I will not get to complete my portrayal of Victoria for the ‘Twilight’ audience," Rachelle testifies. "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."
About the replacement, a source confirms that Summit Entertainment has decided to recast Rachelle as she demands a "hefty pay increase" to star on the adaptation of the third novel from Stephenie Meyer’s "Twilight" series. "They saw that they could save a lot of money by recasting her. This could get really messy," the source says of the film studio.
Robert Pattinson is best known for his role as vampire Edward Cullen on 2008 movie “Twilight“. Talking to this week issue of British OK! Magazine, the 23-year-old heartthrob says he actually gets surprised when learning that lots of his female fans love the character. “It’s weird, but girls always seem like that. Being a guy, you always just look at girls and think, ‘why are you with that guy?’” he states.
“With virtually anyone the nice guys always seem to come last. You always get weirdos like Edward who seem to attract women for some reason,” Pattinson continues. “If Edward wasn’t a fictional character and you met him in reality he is like one of those guys who would probably be an axe murderer or something.”
Robert Pattinson, who can next be seen reprising his role as Edward Cullen on “The Twilight Saga’s New Moon“, is currently busy filming romance-drama movie “Remember Me“. He is scheduled to reunite with her co-stars, including Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner, in August to film “The Twilight Saga’s Eclipse“, the adaptation of the third novel from Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight” series.
Summit Entertainment, according to OK! Magazine, has announced that Bryce Dallas Howard will join Kristen Stewart to star on “The Twilight Saga’s Eclipse“. She is going to portray vampire vamp Victoria on the third “Twilight” film, which production will begin in August.
The character is initially played by Rachelle Lefevre on upcoming movie “The Twilight Saga’s New Moon“. As she cannot get involved in the production of “Eclipse” because of scheduling conflicts, she is replaced by Bryce, who portrayed Kate Connor on “Terminator Salvation“.
Previously, The Hollywood Reporter claimed Australian actor Xavier Samuel has signed on to join the cast of “The Twilight Saga’s Eclipse”. He is going to star as “newborn vampire” named Riley, who is described as a good-looking college student who teams up with Victoria in an attempt to murder Kristen Stewart’s Bella Swan. Riley is corrupted by Victoria as he has an inexplicable weakness.
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson were seen attending the promotion of their upcoming film “The Twilight Saga’s New Moon” during 2009 San Diego Comic Con International on Thursday, July 23. A night before, the twosome was reported being “together” on the 11th floor of the Hard Rock Hotel in the city.
“They were so private,” an insider tells E! Online about the pair “They were hardly seen by anyone. Their people made sure of that. But [Rob and Kristen] were there. They had a secret entrance to the hotel and everything.”
Furthermore, the source claims Stewart and Pattinson stayed on the same floor at the hotel. “Who knows their specific sleeping arrangements, but (Rob and Kristen) were on the same hotel floor,” the insider adds.
In related news, two fresh clips from the second “Twilight” film have been unveiled during Comic Con. The film’s leading actors, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner are featured in the footage.
Sam Trammell, who portrays shape-shifter bar owner Sam Merlotte on "True Blood", expects 19-year-old Kristen Stewart to join him to star on the hit HBO’s show. "I’d love her to come on. She could be a little vampire or a victim. I really loved her in ‘Adventureland,’" he told E! Online at 2009 San Diego Comic Con International on Saturday afternoon, July 25.
Several weeks ago, Sam Trammell confessed that he hasn’t watched Kristen Stewart’s "Twilight". However, Trammell thought he should watch the vampire drama movie and read the book series, saying "I haven’t seen it. I haven’t read the books. I should though, just so I can answer questions about it."
In related news, new footage from the upcoming episodes of "True Blood" 2nd season has been unraveled during Comic Con. Hinting at the plot of the TV show, Trammell stated, "I’ll tell you that starting at episode six, it’s utter mayhem. I turn into the smallest possible thing I can turn into and a very big thing as well."