Holly Deveaux. (George Pimentel/WireImage)
Just two weeks ago, Toronto actress Holly Deveaux claimed she was "excited" to play accused child murderer Casey Anthony in a new made-for-TV biopic. But it appears her excitement wore off soon after.
A week into the filming of Lifetime's "Imperfect Justice," American actress Virginia Welch has reportedly taken over Deveaux's role.
"Holly was good and very talented; it just didn't work," a source close to production told People.
The decision to replace the 19-year-old Canadian was reportedly mutual, and Deveaux, who auditioned twice for the role, did express some anxiety about playing the Florida mom accused of murdering her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee.
"It's nerve-wracking to combat such a controversial issue as well. The outpouring of negativity for Casey Anthony is unlike anything we've seen in the media in years," she told ET Canada. "I'm not going to make her into anything she is not."
Virginia Welch. (VirginiaWelch.com)
Deveaux also admitted she wasn't prepared for the fame that came with such a high-profile role.
"It all happened overnight -- unbelievable!" she said.
With Deveaux out, producers quickly brought in Welch, who jetted off to Canada on Sunday to take over the part.
"Welp, off to Canada for 3 weeks," Welch tweeted. "Can't use mah phone but plz feel free to FB, email, & SKYPE! Wish me luck and happy thoughts :)"
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