How Twilight: Eclipse is replacing its evil 'Victoria'

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:09 PM EST

In the upcoming third Twilight movie, Eclipse, Terminator Salvation's Bryce Dallas Howard will step in for Rachelle Lefevre as the evil vampire Victoria, and Howard said that the filmmakers took pains to make sure the transition was smooth. (Lefevre was let go last summer.)

For one thing, the filmmakers will put a red wig on the otherwise red-haired Howard so that her tresses match those of Lefevre from the first two Twilight films.

"I'm wearing a wig for that film," Howard said in a group interview last week in Los Angeles, where she was promoting The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond.

Howard added that it was important to all involved that Victoria remain the same character. "There's a very grounded visual continuity for the character, which is critical," Howard said. (Spoilers ahead!)

As readers know, Eclipse is the story in which Victoria becomes the biggest threat. She's been chasing Bella for a film and a half already, but in Eclipse she leads a vampire army. That gives Howard a juicy part to step into.

"Well, as written in the book, Victoria becomes the primary predator of Bella in Eclipse," Howard said.

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse opens June 30, 2010.

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