Friday, April 2, 2010
Bryce Dallas Howard, the star of Manderlay and The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond, replaced Rachelle Lefevre in the role of Victoria last year. According to reports, Lefevre left the franchise because of "scheduling conflicts."
Victoria, a role originally offered to Howard in the first Twilight movie, is the vindictive vampire out to get Kristen Stewart’s Bella. That’s because Victoria blames Robert Pattinson’s Edward for the death of her boyfriend. A neck for a neck, as the old saying goes.
"We are incredibly happy that Bryce has agreed to come into the franchise," remarked Summit Entertainment’s Erik Feig at the time Howard joined the Twilight Saga troupe.
"Rachelle brought Victoria to great screen life and Bryce will bring a new dimension to the character. The franchise is lucky to have such a talented actress as Bryce coming in to fill the role."
According to Melissa Rosenberg, Howard initially declined the role because she felt it was too small. It’s been beefed up quite a bit since.