Veronica Mars film won’t have Leighton Meester, Andrea Estella from Twin Sister to stand in
The Veronica Mars KickStarter project almost had the entire cast reunited one-last time, but because of a scheduling conflict Leighton Meester won’t be able to come to the party.
It was the series creator, Rob Thomas, that told the contributors the sad news. Apparently the creator is also a fan of ‘Twin Sister,’ as he plans to include a couple of their songs in the film. Rumors pegged the former Gossip Girl to appear in the film, Meester played the role of Carrie Bishop in the film, which is currently in production. It has been confirmed that Andrea Estella, the lead singer of the band Twin Sister, will take on the role in her place.
Meester first appeared in the “Mars vs. Mars” episode when she accused Veronica’s (Kristen Bell) favorite teacher Mr. Rooks (Adam Scott) of having an affair with her. It was one of the better episodes to say the least. The creator of the series sent this email to contributors, “Sadly, Leighton was doing a different movie during the same time frame on the wrong coast,” he explained. “In the end, she was unavailable” he stated.
“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,” Thomas wrote. “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.”
Estella wrote, “I watched the Veronica Mars pilot and was totally into it!” she wrote. “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!”