'Twilight's' Rachelle Lefevre: Fans Carried Me Through
"New Moon" vampire Rachelle Lefevre tells "Extra" that despite being replaced in the series, she hopes to impress during her final run as Victoria.
"I'm very, very excited," Rachelle says of her work as bloodthirsty Victoria. "They wrote a lot of fun stuff for me from 'Twilight' to 'New Moon.' In the book, Victoria is not that present and they really did their best. Melissa Rosenberg, our screenwriter, told me that she loved writing Victoria and there was great room for that. So she wrote a lot of stuff for me. I really hope it makes it into the film. You never know, because I haven't seen it."
Rachelle reveals that aside from her drama with Summit Entertainment, she hopes that her role will stay dominant in the feature film, out in November. "In light of recent events, I just really hope that my role will still be as predominant as I'd like to be in 'New Moon.' As an actor, you work really hard and give it your all."
Lefevre adds, "When I accepted my role in 'Barney's Version'... under no circumstances did I think that would cost me 'Eclipse.' I didn't know I was making a choice...Really I'm just grateful for being part of an amazing franchise."
Summit Entertainment announced in July that due to a scheduling conflict, they replaced Lefevre with Bryce Dallas Howard. The announcement stunned Rachelle -- and prompted an outpouring of support from "Twilight" fans. "I'm absolutely blown away," Lefevre says of the support. "I'm on Twitter and I remember opening up my Twitter... somehow in 140 characters my fans managed to write me things that were so unbelievable."
Rachelle adds, "Then on YouTube... a bunch of fans from all over the world made me a tribute video. This girl from Australia collected stuff from all over the world. I mean they've just been incredible. I wrote on Twitter: 'If I could travel the world and hug you all personally, I would' -- because they really carried me through."