Rachelle Lefevre was shocked on Tuesday when the role of Victoria was recast for Twilight ‘Eclipse’. Summit Entertainment announced that Bryce Dallas Howard was cast for the role.
In an official statement to Access Hollywood, Lefevre said:
“I am greatly saddened that I will not get to complete my portrayal of Victoria for the ‘Twilight’ audience. This is a story, a theatrical journey and a character that I truly love and about which I am very passionate. I will be forever grateful to the fan support and loyalty I’ve received since being cast for this role, and I am hurt deeply by Summit’s surprising decision to move on without me. I wish the cast and crew of ‘Eclipse’ only the very best.”
But Twilight fans on Twitter decided to show their support for Rachelle Lefevre by flooding the service with the hashtag #BringBackRachelle, propelling that tag to the top of the Twitter trending topics list and getting some recognition from Lefevre herself. See the following screenshots.
This is one of the reasons why Twitter is such a powerful network, in case you hadn’t figured that out yet.