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Twilight Fans: Do You Care About the Victoria Recast?

The news that Rachelle Lefevre will be replaced by Bryce Dallas Howard as Victoria in the third Twilight movie, Eclipse, was followed today by a bit of a debate over what happened — and why. Lefevre claims she wanted to continue playing the role and expressed surprise and dismay at being recast. Meanwhile, Summit Entertainment has stated that Lefevre accepted another job that conflicted with the production schedule for Eclipse, so the filmmakers had to find someone else.

It's interesting to know that Lefevre would have gladly continued to play Victoria. Do you wish she could? Or will it probably not matter that someone else will be playing Victoria?

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emmebeth emmebeth 8 years
"I love Lefevre's portrayal of Victoria..." Really? I think 80% of the cast did a horrible job in the 1st film (though I suspect that had a lot to do w/the terrible directing).
Sophie827 Sophie827 8 years
I thought Victoria and Alice were the only parts well cast. Haven't they changed directors too? Things are going from bad to worse for this movie.
theloveshack theloveshack 8 years
not a fan of rachelle's acting skills, especially with victoria's big role in eclipse.... no doubt bryce's acting is a helluva lot better but she seems too sweet and wholesome (persona-wise) to portray a crazed vampire seeking revenge. plus, yes, i hate recasts. summit is selling out.
aleshchins aleshchins 8 years
summit ent are being totally hypocritical asses. they refused to recast jacob when it was BEYOND OBVIOUS that he was a bad choice in the first place and that recasting was crucial for new moon. that is the one and only time (aside from the recast of rachel dawes in the batman films) that i have appreciated the idea of the recast. generally speaking, it's a terrible mood that puts a movie on shaky ground. an audience is presented with the illusion of a well-oiled machine creating entertainment, and recasting puts a stop to that idea. furthermore, while i do not appreciate rachelle's acting (ever seen big wolf on campus?), she was impeccable casting. bryce, while a much stronger thespian, looks like her father. 'nuff said. generally speaking, the looks of the cast members tend to underwhelm. bella is supposed to be, if not beautiful, then pretty, with soft features and expression, not like an angry, constipated lesbian forced to marry an old man to placate her folks. the vampires should be breathtaking, and while edward, jasper, and carlisle come close to that, the rest of them are very average, notably nikki reed. no olive-skinned brunette will look good as an icy blond! ugh! if only they had had another director working on the picture from the start, the cast's looks would have been convincing in that they are vampires and not anemic robots with a vitamin d deficiency. nice job, summit, removing a believably gorgeous-looking vampire and replacing her with a ron howard clone (it's no coincidence that he moved behind the camera - that face would never have allowed him to reach the acting a-list level as an adult).
ayanaphil ayanaphil 8 years
Is Breaking Dawn happening? Maybe Summit did it to attracted bigger names if it is made.
SKC-Sparkle SKC-Sparkle 8 years
I am a fan of the books, but I think the media circus surrounding the movies is wrecking the storyline. They should just stick with the same actors (and directors) instead of doing random switch ups. Both sides definitely need to be more professional.
genesisrocks genesisrocks 8 years
Not much of a Twilight fan but I would have preferred they'd chosen a less known actress if they absolutely needed to recast the part.
mediaddict000 mediaddict000 8 years
Recasts are always annoying to me, so this does irk me a little. Plus, I enjoyed her performance in the first movie, so... yeah. Not a good move. Never a good move to upset the fan base of Twilight, as fanatical as some fans are.
Zivanod Zivanod 8 years
I'm really disappointed Victoria is being replaced. Nothing like pushing out a struggling Canadian actress for the daughter of a A-list director.
weffie weffie 8 years
i didn't like rachelle but her flat, not-really-acting style suits the ensemble, cos they're all flat and not really acting lol... i think bryce will be better at the role, but not necessarily fit with the rest of the cast.
mallorycurtis mallorycurtis 8 years
i personally don't care that much but i think the studio made a mistake by recasting her, because with a fan base this rabid, replacing anyone is going to be a huge deal. fans aren't going to like it no matter who you get to replace the first actor. i think they should have tried harder to work with rachelle's schedule and keep her in the last two movies.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i'm actually upset about this one. i usually don't get overly fanatical about things like this - but it seems like she really did want to come back for the role and that there were just a lot of miscommunication and scheduling things that didn't make it happen. i'm sure that the new actress will be fine, but rachelle really was an AMAZING victoria - so we'll have to see what happens.
Phasekitty Phasekitty 8 years
I hate recasts and as much as I love Bryce Dallas Howard and think she'd fit the role very well, it's a blatant ploy to get a bigger name in the franchise. That just bugs me.
redchick152 redchick152 8 years
wait....nevermind...just re-read your post!!
redchick152 redchick152 8 years
oh and allyace....the 1st Dumbledore died, that's why he was replaced.
redchick152 redchick152 8 years
it would have been nice to let her finish out her role and i am surprised at how quickly they made this decision. i bet they could have easily worked around her schedule (i read that there was an overlap of only a couple weeks). rachelle doesn't seem like a stupid woman and you would have to completely brainless to do anything to jeopardize your biggest role to date for a little indie film. but still, she should have made prior arrangements.
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