You can find more information on Rachelle’s new series on the official ABC site. The show is on Wednesday, check local schedule for times.
Off the map staring Rachelle LeFevre and a great cast including: Martin Henderson (The Ring), Caroline Dhavernas (Wonderfalls), Jason George (Grey’s Anatomy), Zach Gilford (Friday Night Lights), and Mamie Gummer (The Good Wife) premieres January 12th on ABC (check local listings for times).
Rachelle plays Ryan Clark. According the character bio on ABC, “Ryan is a fearless, uninhibited, and deeply spiritual doctor. Fluent in Spanish and many other languages, she moved with her missionary parents all over the world when she was young. A complicated relationship prompts Ryan to repeatedly quit her job at the clinic and move away, only to return to the jungle later.”
“We’re sitting in a typical hole-in-the-wall café in Little Italy, the cement floor amplifying the noise of the cappucino machine and old men gossiping at a back table, when a young man approaches and says he thinks he knows Rachelle Lefevre.
The Montreal-born, Hollywood-based actress handles it well, even when he sits down uninvited at our table; she’s gracious and kind, asking if they’ve met. They haven’t. The obvious is left unsaid: he probably recognizes her from Twilight, the wildly popular vampire film franchise in which Lefevre played evil Victoria in the first two of three movies. Welcome to the downside of celebrity in its most benign form, a small intrusion into everyday life.
Lefevre, 31, was in town this summer for Eyes Wide Open, the extravagant masked ball to benefit the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. She agreed to play model for us and talk about fame, film and fashion.”
See more on the Montreal Gazette and make sure to click on the photo gallery that goes with the story!
Originally Rachelle LeFevre was supposed to be in a medical drama fronted by John Wells and co-starring Sissy Spacek. It seems that for whatever reason that it didn’t get picked up (go figure). However according to EW, Rachelle has found herself in another medical drama.
“Rachelle Lefevre apparently isn’t going to rest until she plays a doctor on TV. The ex-Twilightactress, who had a role in John Wells’ ill-fated CBS medical drama pilot, is joining the cast of ABC’s upcoming Shonda Rhimes-backed physicians-in-paradise soap Off the Map.
Lefevre’s character, Eva, is a free-spirited missionary doc who is well versed in international medicine and global health. She worked at the clinic before, but left due to her troubled romantic history with its founder, Ben (Martin Henderson).”
Access Hollywood has some additional information on the show:
“…“Off The Map,” is the third medical-based drama from Shonda. This time, however, the “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Private Practice” creator is taking an executive role, as the series, which will hit screens midseason, was created by “Grey’s” writer Jenna Bans.
“I didn’t write it. GA writer Jenna Bans is creator of Off The Map,” Shonda Tweeted back in January “I’m just like a proud, proud mama exec producing.”
Like “Grey’s” and “Private Practice,” the new series is also about medical personnel, but this time there’s no swanky hospital or flashy private facility involved. “Off The Map” will be based around doctors who work in a tropical area.”
Rachelle Lefevre (at the 1:58 mark) joins actresses Amy Smart and Rosario Dawson in supporting California environmental legislation that bans single-use, plastic bags.
“Talk about a classy gal.
The ginger beauty tells us she plans to check out Eclipse when it hits theaters next month. “Why wouldn’t I see the movie?” she said yesterday at the Environmental Media Association’s Yes to Carrots Garden Challenge luncheon in L.A. “I support my cast.
“They’re amazing people and they’re great kids and they’re doing awesome work. Why shouldn’t they be supported? And Stephenie Meyer is an incredible writer, as is [screenwriter] Melissa Rosenberg, and I think both of them should be celebrated.”
Plus, she added, she keeps in touch with some of the cast, especially Elizabeth Reaser: “We were like a family.”
You can learn more at Best Friends Animal Society.
Rachelle LeFevre took part in a charity walk in New York City on Mother’s Day that was organized by Oprah Winfrey. A variety of causes earned money. Rachelle was specifically raising money for Best Friends Animal Society which is an organization that provides education on responsible pet ownership, encourages adoptions, etc. Rachelle met her goal and raised $1,250 for the cause. Rachelle and her boyfriend, Jamie, are HUGE pet lovers. They sadly lost their dog Honey earlier this year right, but they are still the proud owners of Jack Sprat and Momma Bear, two rescue adoptees.
Before starting the walk Rachelle took the time out to chat with some Brazilian fans and to give one a birthday shout out.
The Hollywood Reporter has more details on the medical pilot that Rachelle Lefevre has been tweeting about. She most recently said, “I’m a little obsessed with my cast on this pilot. If we don’t go to series I might just ask them to run away with me anyway.” The cast includes Oscar winner Sissy Spacek, and is produced by John Wells, one of the masterminds of ER. According to the Hollywood Reporter:
“The Warner Bros. TV-produced project, written by Hannah Shakespeare and to be directed by Christopher Chulack, centers on a mobile team of volunteer doctors led by a driven visionary (Spacek) that travels the world and the U.S. helping those in need.
Deeply committed to her work, Spacek’s character, originally envisioned as a man, works around the clock, and expects her team to do likewise. Complicating things is her own cancer diagnosis, which requires agonizing chemo treatments at regular intervals, as well as her physician daughter’s (Rachelle Lefevre) decision to join the team.”
See more on the Hollywood Reporter.