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Kellan Lutz and Ashley Greene Hold Up Twilight Breaking Dawn 2010-05-11 10:30:06

Would You See Breaking Dawn Without Kellan Lutz and Ashley Greene?

Oh noez, the Cullens are having family problems. Kellan Lutz and Ashley Greene are reportedly requesting monster-sized salaries in the case that Breaking Dawn is split into two films — and they're holding up production. Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner have all signed on for the franchise's final installments, but Lutz and Greene are asking for paychecks that a source calls "offensive," and the studio is not happy. The possible outcome: one of them (or both) may get recast if a negotiation cannot be reached.

It's not that far-fetched. Keep in mind that Rachelle Lefevre was replaced by Bryce Dallas Howard when she had a scheduling conflict, so I wouldn't be surprised if Greene and/or Lutz got axed. But will die-hard fans still go see the film with stand-ins, or will it hurt ticket sales? And furthermore, who should take over the roles?

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Happsmjc Happsmjc 7 years
I agree with many, I would still see it, but it would not be the same. I love the whole Cullen family, and think they are perfect as their characters and together, esp Ashley and Kellan! I know they may only have small roles in the films, but I have always loved their casting (probably the best out of the whole movie). And I may be in the minority but I love Pattinson and even Stewart (who I used to hate--I'm a new Twilight convert) in the roles. I am worried how she will play an older, more mature Bella--but I love how they both play the characters. I am already not looking forward to a new Victoria in Eclipse, I know these are smaller roles but I like Rachelle and Bryce just doesn't look the same in the trailers :(
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 7 years
If this rumor is true, Ashley & Kellan need to deflate their giant egos.
csherri2007 csherri2007 7 years
Honestly, Ashley and Kellan can be replaced. It would be too bad if they were but they need to realize their characters don't carry the movie. Bella, Edward, and Jacob do. Remember Rachelle LeFevre (the orig Victoria)? Summit didn't seem to hesitate to replace her. They haven't held a lead role in any BIG movies so they may want to suck it up, do Breaking Dawn and be grateful to have been a part of such a successful franchise. This could also lead into a downward spiral for their career. Some fans may take this as them being greedy and not caring about what the fans want.
cs13 cs13 7 years
I like all of the Cullen Family the way they are, hopefully none of the cast memebers change. And I think Edward (Robert Pattison) is totally execellent for the part - looks exactly like I would imagine he would look like from the book description and he is such a talented young actor and wow can he sing and play music - such a talent - please don't change Edward.......
reesiecup reesiecup 7 years
I'm not keen on recasts but life would go on.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
Good point, Sunday. Big stars almost always get a percentage of the film's profits. I'd be curious to know if any of Twlight's stars have back-end deals.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
Just on a side note: They're not requesting more than the primary actors (Pattinson, Stewart, Lautner). They're simply requesting more than they're already making.
Sundaydrive Sundaydrive 7 years
Well technically they are making 2 movies, so why not get paid for 2 movies? The studio is going to make a lot more money then if they were to keep it a single film, so if I was involved I would like a part of that. They should work it out so everyone gets a certain percentage of the second movie's sales on top of their current pay (even if it were to be less then 1% of sales for the supporting characters).
Tereses24 Tereses24 7 years
I mean Alice leaves in some of the Breaking Dawn anyway..and Emmet is just in a couple scences..where he arm wrestles Bella and goes wit Bella to comfront the Volturi..but idk i really could careless about them..they shouldnt get paid more, for doing less than what Rob Kris and Taylor have to do, they are just being selfish. But it would suck to see someone else to play their parts. so im a littl eh about the whole thing
kiwitwist kiwitwist 7 years
I competely agree ilanac13. I will see it regardless. I hate reasts but they should be happy they have been cast into such a major franchise. Suck up the money while they can, no need to get greedy.
ForeverTaylor ForeverTaylor 7 years
I'm probably won't see it either way but the studio is going to make a crap load of profit from the movie anyways so just pay them the money. I would ask for more too especially if I was wanting to kind of get away from those movies. I don't know if that's true for them but the studio is just wanting to make as much money as possible so whatever.
skigurl skigurl 7 years
i don't think the question should be "would you still see the movie?" --- people will still see it no matter what, if they are fans, but they may not like it and there may be backlash....but it's like me with SATC, no matter what they do, i'll still see it because i am curious and i love the franchise regardless...even if i don't love the decision and hate the way the movie plays out, i will still see it to decide for myself
glynislily glynislily 7 years
The thing is I bet these two are getting paid like peanuts at the moment and want to get more. It makes sense to me. Yeah they might be being greedy, but they could also be making excuses to avoiding being in this craptacular film. There is no way this is going to be good and if you recast Emmet (who was one of the best parts of that book and Alice who also rocked.) like seriously. I'm hanging on to this franchise by a thread at this point. I think I will just move on to better things to do with my time.
kimmieb124 kimmieb124 7 years
I think that Ashley Greene is absolutely perfect for the role of Alice, and I'd be sad to see her go. Kellan Lutz is more replaceable as far as I'm concerned, although I do think it would be kind of lame to replace any members of the Cullen clan for the last movie(s). Having said that, I'd probably see the movies either way even though I don't think any of the movies so far have done justice to the books.
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
i'll still go see it. i think that it's kind of ridic if they are pushing to get that much mroe $$ since they aren't the top stars. yes AG has a big role but come on - be fair here. she's been catapulted into the spotlight from the movies and should be happy that she's noticed now because of the franchise. same thing with kellan. don't bite the hand that feeds you folks!
Liss1 Liss1 7 years
I totally agree with Anonymous about the better edward and bella, not that they would ever recast them. It would be stupid to recast Kellan and Ashley, with the money these movies are raking in i'm sure they can afford to pay them both more money. It's awful when they change actors in the middle of a movies series. I would still see it but i would not be happy
cibele cibele 7 years
Ashley Greene is one of the few I judge good casting to this movie. And the movie sucks with them, without them it would be impossible to watch.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
Well, I won't see it either way. But, I that, for most fans, it won't matter. I feel like the vast majority of Twilight fans have read the books and that's why they see the films, so the casting (with the possible exceptions of Pattinson, Lautner, and Stewart) isn't all that important.
silicapathways silicapathways 7 years
Those two seem like the douchiest out of the bunch. Why would they want more money than the 2 people who are the stars? That's a little silly. Re-casting would be stupid though.
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