07.30.09 9 years ago 14 Comments

When it was announced yesterday that sexy firecrotch Rachelle Lefevre was being replaced by more-famous firecrotch Bryce Dallas Howard as Victoria in Eclipse, the next Twilight movie, I was quick call BS on the studio’s official reason of “scheduling conflict”.  Given a choice, an up-and-comer like Lefevre would probably pick a big franchise like Twilight over an indie, right?  Which would lead one to believe she wasn’t given a choice, as she seems to confirm in her recently-released statement:

“I was stunned by Summit’s decision to recast the role. I was fully committed to the ‘Twilight’ saga. I turned down several other film opportunities and, in accordance with my contractual rights, accepted only roles that would involve very short shooting schedules. My commitment to ‘Barney’s Version’ is only ten days. Summit picked up my option for ‘Eclipse.’ Although the production schedule for ‘Eclipse’ is over three months long, Summit said they had a conflict during those ten days and would not accommodate me. Given the length of filming for ‘Eclipse,’ never did I fathom I would lose the role over a 10 day overlap. I was happy with my contract with Summit and was fully prepared to continue to honor it. Summit chose simply to recast the part. [via MTV Movies Blog]

Reached for comment, Terrence Howard offered, “Say, man, I know all about gettin’ replaced in a part, ya dig?  But when the world’s got you down and the glaciers cry, I try to remember that life is a go-kart race, not a song you sing with your grandma, man.  Here, check out this poem I wrote about how it feels to lose an acting job.  It doesn’t have words, only bongo drums. Here it go…”

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