A host of “The Twilight Saga” stars hit the red carpet last night for the premiere of “New Moon” with one notable exception – Rachelle Lefevre.
Rachelle plays evil vampire Victoria in the second film in Stephenie Meyer’s vampire series, but was replaced by Bryce Dallas Howard in “Eclipse,” the third installment, following a scheduling conflict.
And on Monday night, Rachelle explained two things kept her away – her sick dog Honey and the recasting.
“2 fans at the premiere: w/ Honey in hospital & being fired from Eclipse tonight was just 2 emotional 4 me,” Rachelle wrote. “I couldn’t manage it. So sorry.”
Earlier in the day, Rachelle Tweeted that her beloved pint sized dog is receiving treatment.
“Honey is in the hospital and I don’t know what’s going to happen. I wonder if you can die from a broken heart,” she wrote.
As for the film series, in September, Rachelle told Access Hollywood that being recast in “The Twilight Saga” was beyond difficult.
“That’s the kind of thing you can’t anticipate in a career. It was devastating, I didn’t see it coming,” she said.
But the actress was glad to use her feelings in another project she filmed while “The Twilight Saga” crew began filming “Eclipse” over the summer.
“Going off and getting to do ‘Barney’s Version’ [instead] with Paul Giamatti was such a beautiful experience,” Rachelle added. “I got to play a character who was really emotionally unhinged, so I got to take all my sadness and devastation and channel it into this character. It was a nice place to land.”