Above are picture of Rachelle Lefevre in Rome filming her newest movie Barney’s Version based on Mordecai Richler’s famous novel of the same name. Good to see that there is work and fun to be had after Twilight! Rachelle is working with some VERY well -known and talented people on this movie and we hope she gets all the success she deserves. Luv you Rachelle!
Glamour Magazine features Some of the New Moon girls in their newest issue. Nikki Reed, Ashley Greene, Rachelle LeFevre and Noot Seear all posed for this new photo which is featured in an article called “Twilight Beauty.”
ET Online has an interview with the Twilight Saga Screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg where she dishes on writing for the movies, the New Moon set and even replacing Rachelle LeFevre with Bryce Dallas Howard:
ET:Are you writing for the chemistry between Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart?
Melissa Rosenberg: When I wrote ‘Twilight,’ I didn’t know who was starring in it, so I wrote in a vacuum. There was some rewriting that had to be done when we knew who they were, because I had started with more of a comedic edge and it wasn’t appropriate for those actors and the tone. I lean toward the dark comedy, witness “Dexter.” So, going into ‘New Moon’ and ‘Eclipse,’ I knew who I was writing for. I knew who the characters were and what their voices were. It got even easier with ‘Eclipse.’ [Author] Stephenie Meyer‘s created the character’s chemistry; and those two actors brought so much chemistry. I don’t think the movies would have been so successful without those two actors and their chemistry. ‘Twilight’ was beautifully cast.
ET:What was the set of ‘New Moon’ like?
Melissa Rosenberg:‘New Moon’ was one of the happiest sets I have ever been on. The guy who picked me up, said, “This is a great set. [Director] Chris Weitz is a genius. It is so wonderful.” I was, “Okay, dude, you are overselling.” But I got on the set and it was just delightful. You can tell when it is uncomfortable and they are not connecting. Chris Weitz is just a Zen master. I went to him and I was, “You are so cool and calm. And everyone is so cool and calm.” He said, “You have no idea what it is going to cost me.” My husband is a director and I know what it costs him. You have to tamp down every ounce of panic and frustration in order to project this calmness. I hope Chris got a good vacation between production and post.
ET:What do you think of the recasting of Rachelle Lefevre?
Melissa Rosenberg:I love Rachelle, but Bryce Dallas Howard? It was a shame, but I think Rachelle will go on to do brilliant things. I just love her. I am sure Bryce will be great.
I absolutely adore the person behind RobPattzNews! They’ve gone ahead and collected MANY MANY signatures from an online petition regarding Rachelle LeFevre being replaced in Eclipse. Nothing against Dallas, but my name is on that petition – simply because Rachelle is a great actress, a perfect Victoria, a good hearted person who helps charities and she IS the original Victoria and was a damn good Victoria!
Today, RobPattzNews personally delivered a stack of signatures (see photos above) from the online petition to Summit’s offices! After delivering the petition RobPattzNews tweeted the following:
I know that once contracts are signed and people have already begun rehearsals – that there’s little to no chance of this working, but at least in the end Rachelle will know how much we love her and care about her and want so badly for her to continue her role as Victoria in Eclipse.
“We at Summit Entertainment are disappointed by Rachelle Lefevre’s recent comments which attempt to make her career choices the fault of the Studio. Her decision to discuss her version of the scheduling challenges publicly has forced the Studio to set the record straight and correct the facts.
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 “passionate,” 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: ECLIPSE.
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 story.
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.”
Right now, my biggest concern is about how Rachelle is going to feel while promoting New Moon. This will be very awkward for her – I mean, they travel all over promoting and I think it will show that her heart is broken over this.
Billy Burke, who plays Bella’s Father, Charlie Swan in the Twilight Saga has taken to his official Twitter regarding the replacement of Rachelle LeFevre. Looks like he’s just as shocked as we all were.