Ok, so I am a known hater of all things Twilight. I believe the books are badly written, lack substance and likeable characters, put women in a poor light and I think any book that depicts vampires as sparkly should never have been allowed to be published. Z.J. Ascensio even wrote an article about the relationship lies in the Twilight series, which just serves to help prove my point. But I digress.
Today news broke that two actors may lose their roles in the movie version of Breaking Dawn due to some disputes over payment. Full story can be read here.
The idea of casting changes got me thinking about whether or not, if the change happens, it will make a difference to the popularity of the movies. Presumably the millions who watch the Twilight films just to see Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner will not be bothered. They might not even notice if Lautner removes his shirt. But those who like consistency in their movies may be irked. If the Harry Potter movies had suddenly swapped Devon Murray for another actor in the role of Seamus Finnegan, I would have certainly have had something to say! That may be because he is a cutie with a lovely accent, but even so - these changes can have an effect on how a movie is perceived.
I hope these Twilight payment issues are resolved postively for the sake of the fans. It would be sad for them to see different actors taking over for the final movie.