Twin Sister's Singer Joins 'Veronica Mars' Movie to Replace Leighton Meester


Twin Sister's Singer Joins 'Veronica Mars' Movie to Replace Leighton Meester


Andrea Estella will make her movie debut as Carrie Bishop, famously played by Meester who passes on the project due to scheduling conflicts.

Sad news for all "Veronica Mars" fans, Leighton Meester will not reprise her role as Carrie Bishop in the movie. On Sunday, series creator Rob Thomas revealed that he could not bring back Meester, whose character first appeared in the "Mars vs. Mars" episode of the UPN/CW series when she accused Neptune High teacher Mr. Rooks of having an affair with her, to the Kickstarter-funded project due to scheduling conflicts.

"Sadly, Leighton was doing a different movie during the same time frame on the wrong coast. In the end, she was unavailable," Thomas said to backers via e-mail. "One of the reasons I wanted Leighton, beyond her talent/beauty/history in the show, was that we needed a performer who could sing in this important role. Once it became evident that we couldn't make Leighton's schedule work, I decided to cast someone from a band I already wanted in the movie."

Andrea Estella is then announced as the new Carrie depicter. "This is the first movie I've ever appeared in," the Twin Sister singer said in a statement. "I had never seen 'Veronica Mars' before all of this. I've been increasingly interested in finding new TV shows to plow through. I watched the 'Veronica Mars' Pilot and was totally into it!"

"It's the exact kind of show I would get obsessed with, so it's been a bit of dream to be in a movie, especially being a messed up rock princess. How could I say no? I think the VM fans are going to be very happy!"

Currently underway, "Veronica Mars" has additionally cast Gaby Hoffman as new character Ruby Jetson. It will come to San Diego for a Comic-Con panel on Friday, July 19.

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Charlie Sheen Opens Up About His Wild Night With Lindsay Lohan: 'She Literally Tucked Me In'
  2. Angelina Jolie Demands Brad Pitt to Keep the Kids Away From Jennifer Aniston
  3. It's Over! Kim Kardashian 'Pulling the Plug' on Her Marriage to Kanye West
  4. Ryan Gosling May Dump Eva Mendes as Reports of Her Past Affair Emerge
  5. Tyrese Gibson Slams Haters Over Mixed-Race Marriage, Defends New Bride
  6. Zac Efron Left Paris Jackson Heartbroken Nearly a Decade Ago
  7. Chris Brown Wants to Go to Therapy to Make Things Truly Work With Rihanna
  8. Report: Drake Dating Legendary Singer Sade Adu
  9. Sleepyhead Madonna Leaves Kids Starving at Daughter's Birthday Bash
  10. Blonde Kylie Jenner Gets Flirty in Sneak Peak of Flaunt Photoshoot

CELEBS PHOTO