Kellan Lutz, according to Chief Operating Officer Josh Morin of the Rivermen Hockey team, has let down local fans. “We are extremely disappointed that we have to let down our fans, and fans of the Twilight movie series, in Central Illinois. We had a signed agreement with Kellan in October and again for January 23rd and both times he decided not to honor the contract. We exhausted every possibility to find a replacement (from Twilight) but were unable to do so…”
Chaske Spencer substituted for Kellan back at the October date.
Events like this always are with the stipulation that an actor might have to pull out due to work conflicts. Kellan had to cancel an appearance at an event in his hometown in North Dakota. In a follow up interview he stated, “I wanted to do the tractor-pulling contest so bad. I loved tractors. My grandpa used to let me drive combines and one of those tractors to cut the lawn, and I thought I was so big. It’s a bummer. It’s always tough, but I was focused on doing the work (shooting for “Eclipse.”) They get fearful if you fly out. My personal appearance guy and I were hoping for the best, and it’s tough when you’re not able to make it.”