Bryce Dallas Howard Replaces Rachelle Lefevre in Eclipse
Posted 07.29.09 by reelz
Rachelle Lefevre has had to leave her Twilight Saga role as bad-ass vampire Victoria, citing "scheduling conflicts" as the reason behind her departure. Bryce Dallas Howard (Terminator: Salvation, The Village), Ron Howard's daughter, is set to take over the part for third franchise movie Eclipse. Summit's president of worldwide production and acquisitions Eric Feig has this to say about the casting change:
We are incredibly happy that Bryce has agreed to come into the franchise. 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.
This will be a blow for those Twilighters who like Lefevre, movie continuity, and Victoria as she is. Surely Lefevre could have switched her schedule to fit with Summit's, if she'd really wanted to. We doubt she's going to get a better offer than The Twilight Saga, so why jump ship now?