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Part one of “Breaking Dawn,” the latest in the “Twilight” movie series, comes out today. On Nov. 9, cast members made a stop in Dallas, where more than 300 screaming fans awaited.
Cast members Ashley Greene (Alice Cullen), Nikki Reed (Rosalie Hale), Jackson Rathbone (Jasper Hale) and Charlie Bewley (Demetri Volturi), answered questions about the set, filming and life as a movie star:
Q: Many of your fans are passionate; do you have any crazy stories?
Greene: I actually got my hair pulled the other day, and I spent a lot of time growing that. And marriage proposals, they’re always insane. I got one from a woman who asked if I would marry her husband.
Q: Do you do any rituals before filming or get into character?
Greene: I think for me going and sitting for two hours to get hair and makeup, the contacts, the wig; if that doesn’t get you into character, I don’t know what does.
Q: If you weren’t acting, what would you be doing?
Greene: Oh gosh, I’d probably be homeless. No, psychology always interested me finding out how the human mind works, so yeah.
Q: How are you most like your character?
Greene: I think I’m honestly related to how much she loves her family and I’m very close to my family.
Q: Which of the “Twilight” movies is your favorite?
Greene: I’m going to go with “Twilight” because it’s where I first met all these guys and it’s the book I fell in love with, all the characters in the franchise, especially Alice. Oh, and especially Jasper; I’m in love with Jasper.
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Sun, 11.20.11 | 8:42:50 am
Film-news.co.uk posted few excerpts from a new interview with Ashley in Company magazine! Check them out below, and if you can get a hold of the full interview and would like to share it contact us here!
Ashley Greene says the Twilight movies were a “crash course” in acting.
The star is Alice Cullen in the vampire series, the penultimate film of which is out this month. Shooting on the final instalment, Breaking Dawn – Part 2, has already wrapped and Ashley has nothing but fond memories of filming.
“To work with incredible directors is like a crash course for acting. And we [the cast] have all become a family so it has been nice, personally and as an actor, to learn and grow with these people, and to have someone to relate to who is in the same circumstance,” she explained.
Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Kellan Lutz all appear in the films too. None of them had any idea how popular the series would be, and it’s something they have all struggled with.
“The amount of attention and insanity surrounding those films changed all our lives,” Ashley told Company magazine. “But it happened to us together and it’s had a tremendous effect on how close we are now.”
Sun, 11.20.11 | 8:14:44 am
“Twilight” Week continues here at BAM’s Blog, and with this weekend’s release of the penultimate film in the saga, “Breaking Dawn – Part 1,” series star Ashley Greene is looking beyond the “Twilight” phase in her career.
“I think ‘Twilight’ has given us a really good jumping off point, and one of the things I’m most thankful for — other than the fan base that we’ve developed — is that it gave me the ability to say no and to really sit back and wait for something that was inspiring to me and that was different and that I was passionate about,” she told me in an exclusive, one-on-one interview at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles during the recent press day for the film.
“I think that’s one of most tragic things is when you have to take a (role). You know, it’s hard to say no to a job if you can’t pay your rent, and sometimes that kind of tarnishes someone’s career a little bit, I think. So I’ve been lucky enough to really sit back with my team and say you know, ‘What do we think about this?’ and ‘Does this character interest you?’ and ‘Is the film as a whole great, and who’s directing it?’ and just really look at all the elements. I think the most important thing right now is to kind of create longevity and to be really smart about the choices that I’m making.”
Greene’s post-“Twilight” acting career is starting Dec. 4 with a three-episode arc on ABC’s 1960s-set aviation drama “Pan Am.” She recently signed on for “Olivia Twisted,” an ultramodern female version of “Oliver Twist.”
She also stars in the comedic films “Butter” with Jennifer Garner and Hugh Jackman and “LOL” with Miley Cyrus and Demi Moore.
“I’m very interested in comedy,” she said, adding that “Butter” was the first project “that I was terrified, but it ended being really fun. You know, I took the role and then was like ‘Oh my God, what am I doing? I don’t know what I’m doing.’ You know, it was all very new. I’m still learning every day and taking different parts that I’ve never done.”
Another project she found inspiring: “The Apparition,” the feature film debut from Tulsa writer-director Todd Lincoln. who created the hit deadCenter Film Festival documentary “Biker Fox.” In Lincoln’s thriller, she and Sebastian Stan play a couple terrorized by a supernatural force that feeds on their fears.
“It was really fun working with him, and … you could just tell that this was his baby and he was so passionate about it. And Todd actually fought for me on that movie. I met with him, and he was kind of one of the driving forces that got me that role, so (I’m) very thankful for that,” she said.
She also said that she’s thankful to have one more “Twilight” film coming up: “Breaking Dawn: Part 2″ opens in theaters Nov. 16, 2012.
“I think the end of ‘Twilight’ is like the beginning of the rest of my career. I think inevitably there’s gonna be that piece of me that’s missing. I feel like because ‘Twilight’s’ become such a huge part of my world and it’s all I’ve know for the past four years, it’s like leaving high school a bit. You’re very excited about it, but you still know that you’re gonna kind of miss it. It’s a very huge change that’s going to happen. But I’m very optimistic about it and very excited about it, and I at least know that next year we have another one coming out. So even though I’ve kind of had to shelf the Alice Cullen character — which is a little difficult — I’m still gonna have these events and press junkets and cast dinners and premieres and stuff like that. They’re kind of weaning us off it rather than just cold turkey.”
Read more of my interview with Ashley Greene Thursday here on BAM’s Blog, on NewsOK and in the MOOD section of The Oklahoman.