Fervent fans of the Twilight series are rallying around Canadian actress Rachelle Lefevre after she was kicked off the franchise due to scheduling conflicts.

An online campaign to restore the red-haired beauty, who plays the villainous vampire Victoria in the first two films, ramped up Thursday as devotees protested a decision to give the role in the next installment to Bryce Dallas Howard.

Summit Entertainment announced the casting change earlier this week, saying that Lefevre signed up to shoot the Canadian film Barney’s Version in Europe in August even though it conflicts with shooting the upcoming Twilight Saga: Eclipse in Vancouver. A disappointed Lefevre said she was committed to the series, and that the conflict only amounted to 10 days out of a three-month shoot.

Twilight fans are circulating online petitions urging Lefevre’s return, with the Twitter campaign amassing 3,100 signatures by late Thursday morning.