The Dish Rag just received this latest missive from Summit Entertainment about Rachelle
Lefevre‘s recent comments about being replaced by Bryce Dallas Howard as Victoria in "Eclipse."
"Disappointed" is the word Summit uses, adding that Rachelle's decision to discuss her version of the
scheduling challenges publicly has forced the Studio to set the record straight
and correct the facts.
Ready? Here's their official statement:
- 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
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:
- 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
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.
What do you think?
Who's right, who's wrong and who cares?
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