’90210′ Star AnnaLynne McCord Explains Why She Passed On ‘New Moon’

'I really just needed a break,' says the avowed 'true-blood 'Twilight' fan.'

Back in February, when the cast of [movie id="414921"]“New Moon”[/movie] was very much in flux, there were reports that “90210″ star AnnaLynne McCord might be joining the cast. And at the time she was both very eager to join Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, and also deep in negotiations.

“We are in negotiations,” she said of her talks with “New Moon” filmmaker Chris Weitz and his team. “It’s definitely something I would love to do; as most people know, I am obsessed with vampires. I’m a true-blood ‘Twilight’ fan all the way. … There’s some scheduling conflicts, and we’re trying to work that out now,” she explained. “We’ll see what happens with it, but hopefully — fingers crossed — it’ll smooth over and we’ll be able to work it out.”

But cut to May, and McCord will not be appearing in the film. It turns out that in the process of negotiating a part in the film, she eventually made the decision to drop out. “There was scheduling conflicts and I really just needed a break,” she told MTV News on Thursday. “I worked two years, I came straight off ‘Nip/Tuck’ and on to ’90210′ and it’s wonderful to work, but I needed some R&R.”

McCord, who described herself as a “hard-core” fan of the series, said that although she decided to pass on “New Moon,” that doesn’t mean she didn’t want to do the film.

“I was [upset] ’cause I really love the film, all of them, the books and everything and I have a lot of friends on the movies,” she said. “But in the end, I got to go to Europe for two months … so I can’t say that I’m too pissed.”

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