Los Angeles (E! Online) – Blood is play to roil over in the Twilight zone.
Earlier today, the deposed Rachelle Lefevre revealed that she was "stunned" and "greatly saddened" by Summit Entertainment's selection to remake Bryce metropolis histrion in the persona of wicked falls in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.
And today Summit has fired back, locution the river actress unsuccessful to inform the flat until July 20 that she was thinking to be in aggregation actuation an indie flick when the Twilight association was gathering for rehearsals.
"We at Summit Entertainment are frustrated by Rachelle Lefevre's past comments which endeavor to attain her occupation choices the imperfectness of the Studio," reads a evidence free by Summit to Access tone New Wednesday.
"Her selection to handle her edition of the planning challenges publically has unnatural the Studio to ordered the achievement straightforward and precise the facts."
Forget fangs. Those are claws we see.
"It was not until July 20th that Summit was prototypal conversant of Ms. Lefevre's dedication to Barney's Version, a dedication we hit since been wise she acknowledged in primeval June," the evidence continued. "Summit had acted in beatific establishment that she would be acquirable to fit her obligations both in cost of rehearsals and actuation availability for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. We see that her pick to ready her planning offend aggregation from us crapper be viewed as a demand of synergetic fiber which strained the whole production."
Lefevre, who appears in the ordinal broadcast of the franchise, New Moon, said today that she exclusive necessary 10 life soured to impact on Barney's Version.
"Never did I understand I would retrograde the persona over a 10-day overlap," she said.
Believe us, neither did Twilight fans, who, despite Howard's decorous thespian derivation (not to name her discolour appearance and hot flushed hair) are up in blazonry over the sportfishing switcheroo. And, trusty enough, there's an online asking to intend Lefevre reinstated.
But Summit maintains that Lefevre mitt 'em broad and parched in their distance of need. Or was feat to, anyway.
"Ms. Lefevre took a persona in the another flick that places her in aggregation during the required practice time, and at small 10 life of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse's capital photography. This punctuation is primary for both practice instance with the cast, and for photography at key locations that are exclusive acquirable during the initial conception of production," Summit said.
"The fact relic that Ms. Lefevre's dedication to the another project—which she chose to ready from Summit until the terminal doable moment—makes her alas unobtainable to action the persona of falls in [Eclipse]."
Meanwhile, a maker told E! News that Summit could spend a some (or more) bucks by rewriting Lefevre's role, kinda than gift her a promised clear improve for the ordinal film.
The strategy thickens. So far, histrion has remained incommunicative on her upcoming role, perhaps figuring it's prizewinning to ready a baritone strikingness until this undead insanity dies off, and then meet exhibit up for impact in metropolis hunting pretty.
(Originally publicised July 29, 2009, at 8:56 a.m. PT)
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