By Fred Topel | Image property of Summit Entertainment
Rachel Lefevre is just getting started in Twilight. Her character, Victoria, hangs around the evil vampire James, but lingers on to overshadow the heroes as the film ends. Fans of the books know that Victoria reappears to menace them in the sequels.
Rachel Lefevre is Victoria
"I really hope we get to do two and three because there's some really good stuff coming up for me," Lefevre said. "We'll see. Hope so."
For her moments in the first film, Lefevre stands out vamping it up in a sheepskin coat. That might not reflect her real fashion sense but it's not a big stretch. "What's amazing about Stephenie's world is it's not some alternate universe. It's this world today except that vampires live among us. The idea that they sort of fit seamlessly, they fit right in, meant that although we dressed a little maybe bizarrely and we had the contact lenses, it wasn't intergalactical spacewear or anything like that. It wasn't foreign."
To make sure she nailed the audition, Lefevre read up the weekend before. "When I found out I got the audition, it was Friday afternoon. I got a call that I had an audition on Monday and ran out, bought Twilight, read it and then went to my audition on Monday having read Twilight. Then read the other two books as soon as I was cast."
During her audition, director Catherine Hardwicke impressed upon Lefevre what kind of movie it would be, by reading the costars parts. "Somewhere there's an audition tape, there's my audition tape floating around out there and you can hear Catherine Hardwicke in the middle of it go, 'You brought a snack!' I want to track it down and put that on the internet. I want that as my ringtone. Catherine Hardwicke, 'You brought a snack!' She was so into it. She was crunching and everything."