'Twilight: New Moon' premiere in Los Angeles skipped by Rachelle Lefevre

rachellelefevre_twilight_290.jpgDespite starring in "Twilight's New Moon," one of the most buzzed about films of the year, Rachelle Lefevre was not celebrating with the other Twihards in Los Angeles' Westwood neighborhood for the big premiere Monday night.

Instead, the redheaded actress was with her ailing dog Honey and still smarting from being replaced in "Eclipse," the upcoming third installment in the "Twilight" saga, by actress Bryce Dallas Howard.

Lefevre posted on her Twitter page Monday night: "2 fans at the premiere: w/ Honey in hospital & being fired from Eclipse tonight was just 2 emotional 4 me & I couldn't manage it. So sorry."

Lefevre had played vindictive vampire Victoria, whose role became even more significant in the third film when she creates an army of newborn vamps.

Summit Entertainment recast her, claiming that there was a scheduling conflict with her filming "Barney's Version." At the time, Lefevre had claimed she was "stunned" and that she would have accommodated the "Eclipse" shooting schedule since she was committed to it and since "Barney's Version" only required 10 days to shoot.

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