Ashley Greene: ‘Breaking Dawn: Part I’ Toronto Premiere (November 17)
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Ashley and co-stars Sarah Clarke and Jackson Rathbone were on hand for the Twilight Saga: ‘Breaking Dawn Part 1’ premiere at the Winter Garden Theatre on November 17, 2011 in Toronto, Canada.
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- cineplexmovies Ashley Greene, Jackson Rathbone and Sarah Clarke all braved the cold to walk the red carpet, chat with us and take photos with fans.^AM
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Ashley Greene was in Toronto Thursday night for the Canadian premiere of Breaking Dawn: Part One. It was her eighth event in the past month to support the supernatural soap. “I think we all know we wouldn’t be here without our fans,” she told FLARE on the red carpet of the Elgin & Wintergarden Theatre, draped in Hollywood glamour in a red and orange Narciso Rodriguez dress and sleek half-pony. “It’s an irreplaceable thing getting to meet them and interact with them and see just how excited they still are four years later.”
TORONTO — Dozens of dedicated “Twilight” fans braved frigid temperatures to greet their idols at a Canadian premiere that featured co-stars Ashley Greene and Jackson Rathbone.
The 27-year-old Rathbone says Toronto is “the coldest” place they’ve brought “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1” so far.
But he and Greene say they’re impressed with the enthusiasm of Canuck fans, who began showing up as early as noon to catch the evening red carpet and seek autographs.
Earlier premieres in London and Los Angeles featured hundreds of screaming fans who greeted superstars Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner.
“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1” centres on the long-awaited nuptials of teenage heroine Bella Swan, played by Stewart, and her vampire boyfriend, played by Pattinson.
It opens Friday.
Rathbone, who plays the vampire Jasper Hale, said the promotional tour for the fourth instalment of the blockbuster franchise has been a whirlwind.
“It’s been a little insane, but this is incredible,” Rathbone said of the collection of Canadian fans who clutched posters, markers and copies of Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight” novels, which spawned the film series.
“This is the coldest place by far we’ve taken the film to and we still have people outside waiting.”
The turnout was modest compared to other “Twilight” premieres, where hundreds of fans camped out to see Pattinson, Stewart and Lautner.
Greene, who plays the vampire Alice Cullen, said she was worried no one would linger outside the theatre because of the cold in Toronto, where temperatures hovered at 0 C.
Inside, the theatre was largely filled with contest winners and invited guests who were treated to an early screening of the movie.
The 24-year-old Greene said one of her favourite moments is the long-awaited wedding scene, which was shot outdoors in Squamish, B.C.
“We’ve been wanting to see this since we met Bella and saw how much Bella and Edward care about each other,” said Greene, adding there was another reason the scene was significant.
“But also we shot the wedding on the last day of filming and so we wrapped out the franchise with a scene from the wedding. Seeing it onscreen was very special.”
Actress Sarah Clarke, who plays Bella’s mother Renee, wondered if the reception scene carried extra emotional heft because it was scheduled on the final day of shooting. She said it was a moving day for many cast members.
“I think everybody was sort of amped up, especially during the (wedding) toasts,” said Clarke. “It’s an emotional thing.”
Meyer’s final Twilight novel was split into two movies, with the second slated for release in November 2012.
“Twilight” fans Tahneen Williamson, 21, and her sister Chiara Williamson, 19, say they were the first to arrive at the theatre at noon, roughly six hours before the cast was expected to arrive.
“I want to get an autograph, I want to see Ashley Greene,” said Tahneen.
Meanwhile, 15-year-old Tatiana Cordero said she and her 22-year-old sister joined the lineup at 1:30 p.m. because they’re big fans of the supernatural love story.
“”It’s just different,” Cordero said.
“You don’t usually see that, you see love stories, but they’re vampires and then there’s werewolves. It’s different, it’s cool.”
Twilightmania has taken over Canada.
Reigning in on the pandemonium were actors Jackson Rathbone and Ashley Greene who were among the attendees the premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 at the Winter Garden Theatre in Toronto, ON this evening (November 17).
Dozens of dedicated so-called Twihards braved frigid temperatures to greet their idols at the Canadian premiere.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1 centres on the long-awaited nuptials of teenage heroine Bella Swan, played by Kirsten Stewart, and her vampire boyfriend, played by Robert Pattinson.
It opens Friday.
For her part, Ashley said one of her favourite moments is the long-awaited wedding scene, which was shot outdoors in Squamish, B.C.
“We’ve been wanting to see this since we met Bella and saw how much Bella and Edward care about each other,” she said, adding there was another reason the scene was significant. “But also we shot the wedding on the last day of filming and so we wrapped out the franchise with a scene from the wedding. Seeing it onscreen was very special.”
As for Ashley’s explanation behind the franchise’s popularity? There’s just something appealing about vampires, she says.
“I feel like they’re kind of that bad boy that you shouldn’t be with but you’re very intrigued with them. I think Stephenie Meyer really did a great job at kind of reinventing the vampire and it’s something you haven’t necessarily seen. They’re very humanistic,” says Ashley.
The 24-year-old says fans will love the big vampire wedding between Edward and Bella.
“I just watched the film – and I was even in the film – and I got emotional. I was like – are you kidding me? But I guess that’s a good thing. You want people to be affected,” she says.