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Ashley Greene Interview with Collider

Here’s an interview with Ashley Greene, aka Alice Cullen, found at

http://collider.com/comic-con-ashley-greene-twilight-breaking-dawn-interview/105795/

Exclusive: Ashley Greene Talks THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN, LOL, THE APPARITION, Bill Condon and More at Comic-Con

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At Comic-Con, shortly after some very crowded press conferences and showing fans the first footage from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, I was able to sit down with Ashley Greene for an exclusive interview.  We talked about being at Comic-Con, working for director Bill Condon, what was it like to make the final two Twilight films, what kind of projects is she looking to do next, her other upcoming movies (ButterLOL, and The Apparition), and, of course, I asked what’s her karaoke song.  Hit the jump to either read or listen to the interview.

 

Click here for the audio (not the best quality as we were outside), or the full transcript is below.

Finally, if you missed our Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn coverage from Comic-Con, here’s the press conference with Elizabeth Reaser, Greene, Nikki Reed, Julia Jones and BooBoo Stewart.  Here’sthe press conference with Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner and director Bill Condon.  And here’s our recap of the Hall H Twilight panel.

ashley-greene-imageCollider:  You’ve answered the same 50 questions in different orders this whole time so I’m going to start with my staple question: What is your go to karaoke song?

Ashley Greene:  Oh, gosh.  It’s probably the same as everyone else.  I mean, I feel like Journey’s Don’t Stop Believing is the one that always….I don’t really karaoke, but I feel if that comes on I will begin singing very loudly.  That is the one that starts everything and the unraveling of me.

This is the last Comic Con for you guys.   Is it something that you look at like, “Oh, my god. I get to do this.” or is it an overwhelming pressure to please the fans and meet everyone’s expectations?

Greene:  Yeah.  I feel like…wait, are we not coming to comic to Comic Con next year?

My bad.   Maybe you are.

Greene:  I was just like, “Oh, no!” So assuming that this would be the last one…

I could be very wrong.  Can you talk about coming to Comic Con?  Is it something that you truly look forward to?  There are a lot of fans here that are very passionate.  How do you take that pressure?

Greene:  You know what?  I feel like there hasn’t been pressure for the past few years.  Even before Twilight came out the fans started really embracing us.  They were really amazing.  That made me a little bit nervous because I really didn’t want to disappoint them but it’s gotten to a point where they are year after year are very gracious to me and they are really amazing.  They are extremely passionate.  So I think it’s now just very fun and it’s very exciting to see how passionate they are because it makes me want to do a better job.  It makes me want to bring this character to life even more.  So coming to stuff like this is really fun and exciting.  I think there is a big difference in hearing people talk about your fans and actually getting to go down, meet them, shake hands with them, give them hugs, and really interact with them.  It’s a really crazy and contagious energy that they have.

ashley-greene-twilight-movie-imageI think a lot of people and non Twilight fans are excited about Bill Condon.  He is a phenomenal director and is definitely a huge surprise to be taking over the last two films.  What was your reaction when you found out that he was directing?  How was it like on set with him?  Was it different preparing for this one?

Greene:  Okay.  Maybe that made me a little nervous. [laughs]  I was like, “Oh, my god.  Seriously?  Bill Condon?  This is….”  I feel like, “How much better can it get?”  You’re part of this franchise, you have these amazing fans, and you’re getting to start and finish something, which I feel like you don’t often get to do.  Then to be able to work with these incredible directors each time is kind of like a crash course for acting especially for me.  So when Bill Condon came on board I was just so excited.  I couldn’t believe it.  I think he is an incredible director and I definitely respect his work.  I was a little nervous to meet him because I didn’t know what he was going to be like – you never know.  I heard good things and then I met him and I was just like, “Oh, my god.  This is going to be amazing.”  He is so collaborative and very giving as a director.   His communication skills are amazing.  So we literally just sat down and talked about what I had done with Alice, what I thought about her, and what his ideas were with her.  We kind of just went back and forth and came up with ideas.  It was a really fun experience for me.  It was a growing experience, you know?

Totally.  I’m curious about hearing how he was on set and how it was like interacting with him.  Did you find for example that he had a lot more tracking shots or a different way of filming thefilm than what you were expecting?

Greene:  Yeah.  He doesn’t have a ton of tracking shots, but he was really great about just rolling with it.  He would say, “This is a great idea.” We would try something or someone would have a different idea about what would be beautiful, what would be awesome to do, or where their character should go.  He was very open about trying different things and letting beautiful movie god magic happen.  I think that was one of the really surprising things for me.  It was that I had a director of this caliber be so open to your interpretation.

In the last year you have branched out into some other film projects.  I believe that you haveButterLOL, and The Apparition coming up.   How has the last year been like for you with these other film projects?

Greene:  It’s been really exciting.  It has been equally terrifying and exhilarating.  With Twilight at least you are basically growing with this character.  So doing something like LOL that is a comedy, which I have never done before, with an incredible cast and a really great director was very intimidating.  But I feel like if it wasn’t that way there would be a problem.  Everything I do I am a little bit afraid of because I care about it and I want to do a great job.  It’s a new territory and it’s uncharted.  It was a little scary, but it’s been so fantastic.  Doing that was a really great experience and it has definitely inspired me to do more comedy and more characters.  In LOL I play the kind of “bad girl” and that is something that I had never done before.  I think it’s a lot easier to play the super sweet perky character because I relate more to that I think.  So that was certainly a departure.  I wanted to make sure that people and fans would respond to it.  I wanted to make sure that she had reasons behind the way she was acting.  So that was kind of a tricky film situation.  Then The Apparition was my first lead in a studio film.  So it’s kind of on your shoulders.  So if it doesn’t do well…that is not good.  So I was nervous about doing that one.  But I put a lot of hard work into them and I think they all turned out really well.  I’m very proud of something in each of them.

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN Part 1 posterWhat are you looking at now in terms of what you want to do in the future?  Are you getting ready to start filming anything right now?

Greene:  Right now I am doing a lot of post stuff like ADR, reshoots, and fun stuff like that.  There are a couple of projects that have caught my eye.  Right now it’s a lot of reading.  I’m looking into developing stuff with people as well.  I think that is a different side that I haven’t explored yet.  That would be really fun – to understand different sides of filmmaking.  I’m dipping my foot a little bit in that.  I definitely want to do another action film because I had a ton of fun when we did stunt work on this.  I have a martial arts background and I’m very athletic.  So I think if I can find a film where a female is a badass in it – that would just be amazing.  They are sometimes hard to find, but I definitely want to do something like that.  I think it would be really fun to do a 300 kind of epic film.

They are doing a prequel.

Greene:  Oh, really?  Great!  I don’t know if I would fit into that movie. [laughs]  But that sounds fun.  I definitely want to do another comedy because I literally came to set when I wasn’t working because it was so much fun being there.

They are doing the 300 prequel at Warner Bros and I believe that The Apparition might be related to Warner Bros.

Greene:  It is!

I am just throwing that out there.

Greene:  Connecting those dots. [laughs]

When are we going to see a trailer for The Apparition?  Do you know?

Greene:  Hopefully soon.  We are working out some stuff in editing right now.  We are doing ADR and all of that fun stuff.  But it will hopefully be very soon.  I know we are all anxious for everyone to see it.

Twilight vs. Breaking Dawn: Questions Unanswered

As many of us await the arrival of Breaking Dawn Part 1 to hit theaters this coming November, we pass the time in multiple ways. For instance I read our beloved Twilight Series, and recently I started re-reading Twilight again, and something came to my attention that I hadn’t noticed before. And I’m hoping that one of you could help me out with this.

In the book Twilight, when Bella and Alice are in the hotel room, James calls Bella on a cell phone and tells her to follow directions to allure her to the ballet studio, where James says Bella’s mother awaits.

Okay, now in Breaking Dawn, after Bella has been turned into a vampire, she is looking for a person, by the name of Jenks. The name in which Alice wrote in Bella’s book, before her and Jasper take off. But before she meets Jenks, she was at a different address and meets one of his workers. This man she encounters calls Jenks on his cell phone for her. And while he talks to Jenks on the phone, Bella can hear everything that Jenks is saying on the phone.

Okay, so that being said, I have a few questions, that I could really use some feedback on. Here they are:

If Bella could hear Jenks on the phone, as a vampire, wouldn’t have Alice heard James on the phone with Bella in Twilight?

Now, I know when Jenks was on the phone with his worker, Jenks was yelling at him, so is that why Bella could hear Jenks? And James was probably whispering or talking very low when he was speaking with Bella on the phone in Twilight, is that why Alice couldn’t hear him on the phone? However we all know that vampires have excellent hearing, so wouldn’t it be true that Bella would be able to hear Jenks on the phone no matter what the volume of his voice was and if that’s the case, wouldn’t that be true for Alice to be able to hear James on the phone with Bella. And If Alice did hear James on the phone with Bella, then Alice would have known that Bella planned to escape them at the airport to go to her mom. If that’s true, why didn’t Alice stop Bella before she got away? I know that Alice was originally going to go with Bella to get something to eat, but Bella wanted Jasper because of how she was feeling, but Alice still could have gone after them to stop Bella, because if she had heard James on the phone then she would have known that Bella was going to make a break for it and Alice could have stopped her beforehand.

Or was this a slip up that went unnoticed?

Okay, so if any of you have wondered this too, have more insights to add, any opinions, agree or disagree. Please comment below!!!

 

All about Alice: Ashley Greene

Here’s an interview with Ashley Greene, found at

http://www.teenvogue.com/industry/coverlook/2011/01/ashley-greene-teen-vogue-march-2011

The Twilight Saga‘s Ashley Greene moves from rising starlet to full-blown glamour girl—and dishes about her romance with Joe Jonas.

t’s not easy being Greene. Or rather, as Ashley herself says, it isn’t always easy. Yes, the winsomely pretty 23-year-old has a supercute boyfriend (one Mr. Joe Jonas) and a sizable role in the ultrasuccessful Twilight series, but that doesn’t mean that life is a nonstop cakewalk for the actress. “There have definitely been low points,” she admits. “Moments when I sit in my hotel room and want to cry! It’s fun,” she says of her fast-paced profession, “but it’s a lot of pressure. If you’re tired or run-down or having a rough day or missing your friends and family, you can’t just call in sick.” Right. The show, as they say, must go on.

But Ashley seems energized and downright cheery on the day of her Teen Vogue interview, which is conducted over a breakfast of scrambled eggs and tofu at the Crosby Street Hotel in downtown New York City. She’s recently signed a lease on an apartment nearby—she has another in Los Angeles, to which she moved when she was just seventeen—and plans to spend the afternoon scouting couches with her father, a construction-company owner who’s flown in from her native Jacksonville, Florida, to help. “Bless his heart,” Ashley says. “He’s getting the electronics together for me right now because he knows the deals and I know nothing.”

The new place, Ashley says, boasts a number of advantages, and the relative proximity to her family is among them. But she seems equally thrilled about the chance to live and work in the city. “I’m very much a girl that likes to have options,” she explains. “That’s the way I am with fashion, and that’s the way I am with my life. In California, I do like to just chill out and go to the beach, but I love the energy here. I feel very productive when I’m in New York.”

And being productive, she says, is key to her current definition of happiness. “I’m a bit of a workaholic,” Ashley explains. Despite her earnest admission that success in Hollywood does have its downsides, she loves her job. “When I feel like I’m not doing something, it drives me insane,” she says. Part of the urgency seems to come from Ashley’s sense that she’s at a sort of magic moment in her career, on the cusp of the kind of megafame that her costar Kristen Stewart found with the release of the first Twilight film. “This industry never stops,” she says. “Right now I’m in this amazing place, and there are open doors. I think it would be foolish to take a month off. So many people would kill to be in my shoes that it’s just bad karma!”

Ashley has no fewer than five films slated for release this year, starting with 1983-set coming-of-age story Skateland, which premiered at last year’s Sundance Film Festival and hits theaters this month. “I play Michelle, who’s about to graduate from high school,” she says, “and I’m kind of facing the ups and downs of that. I think it’s a very relatable film—we have love, loss, and heartbreak.” She’s even more excited about her turn in the upcoming comedy Butter, in which she appears opposite Jennifer Garner and Olivia Wilde. “It’s about butter carving, which, really, you have to Google,” she says. “People take these huge chunks of butter, as tall as me, and carve intricate things into them; it’s mind-blowing. I’d never heard of it when I read the script, and I remember asking my manager, ‘How do writers make this stuff up?’ But it actually exists.” In the movie, Ashley says, she plays a “typical rebellious teenager who goes from plain vanilla to basically being a stripper. It sounds ridiculous but it’s going to be really funny.”

She also stars with Demi Moore and Miley Cyrus in the upcoming comedy LOL. “I’m kind of like a bad girl in that film,” she says. “It’s a really big departure from Alice”—the sweet-natured, clairvoyant vampire she’ll play again in November’s Breaking Dawn Part I—”and as much as I love that character, I’m excited for people to see a bit of my range.” Ashley says she got along surprisingly well with eighteen-year-old Miley. “She’s young, but we could relate to each other because she’s probably been through as much as a 40-year-old!”

Of course, that’s not always a good thing: Just ask Joe Jonas’s previous girlfriend Demi Lovato, who checked into rehab after reportedly making threats against Ashley and getting into an altercation with a backup dancer on tour last fall. Their alleged fight is one of the few topics that Ashley’s publicist has declared to be completely off-limits. But when asked, in general terms, whether she has sympathy for the difficulties faced by some young, hardworking Disney actors, Ashley says, “Plenty of Disney kids are perfectly normal and love what they do. But you always hear about the people who aren’t doing well. It’s kind of like the squeaky wheel.”

Take Joe himself, for example. At 21, the former child star certainly seems to be doing well. Talk of him, too, was meant to be verboten, but Ashley seems happy to share her happiness. “We have a traveling relationship,” she says. “We met through mutual friends in London, which is crazy because we both live in L.A. And we’ve already met each other’s parents, which I think is a good result of the kind of lifestyle we live. He’s sweet and really funny, which is huge for me.” They’ve doubtless not been able to see each other as much as they might like, with Ashley shooting the last two Twilight movies, but she says that she likes to spend her limited free time cooking—with him. “I’ve got this amazing kitchen, and he’s getting me into it. It’s really nice and almost therapeutic; we put on music and just kind of go into this zone.”

Wisely, Ashley is utterly unconcerned about what Joe’s lovesick young fans might think of their romance. “There’s always going to be anti in this industry,” she says brightly. “But the thing is, I have dealt with anti before our relationship, and I will always have to deal with it. There will always be people who love me or hate me. That’s why I try to focus on the positive.” Growing up in Jacksonville, she recalls, “I just didn’t know what I could do. I didn’t think that I’d ever wear these amazing clothes, and I didn’t think I would be an actress. Now,” she says, “I’ve realized that I can do whatever I want.”

MTV News’ 11 in ’11: Ashley Greene Talks 2011, ‘Breaking Dawn’ Fight Scene & Miley Cyrus Fans

Here’s an interview with Ashley Greene, found at

http://www.breakingdawnmovie.org/mtv-news-11-in-11-ashley-greene-talks-2011-breaking-dawn-miley-cyrus-fans/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed:+BreakingDawnMovie+(Breaking+Da

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Ashley Greene (aka Alice Cullen) is one of MTV News 11 to watch for in 2011!   Ashley answered questions from MTV News about 2011, Breaking Dawn fight scene with the Volturi and Miley Cyrus fans.

Yep, it’s going to be a big year for Greene. That’s why we’ve named her as one of MTV News’ 11 to Watch in 2011. During a break from the “Breaking Dawn” set in Louisiana, the actress answered some questions via e-mail, hitting on subjects like working with Cyrus, her most anticipated “Breaking Dawn” scene and what it was like to see Kristen Stewart as a vampire.

MTV: 2011 is shaping up to be a big year for you, coming off all the “Twilight” exposure and now having some prominent roles in “The Apparition,” “LOL” and a bunch of other projects coming down the line. Does 2011 feel like it’s going to be a particularly big year?

Ashley Greene: Definitely. I’m very excited for it. While it will be sad to finish filming the last installment of “The Twilight Saga,” I’m grateful to have so much to look forward to. There’s so much going on and so many wonderful opportunities popping up for 2011, and somehow I feel very Zen right now — I’m in a good place!

MTV: Do you have any goals for the year beyond what you’re already doing? What would you like to look back on at the end of the year and say, “I’m glad I accomplished that”?

Greene: “Twilight” and my upcoming projects have given me an amazing platform. I’m looking forward to doing as many diverse projects and roles as I can fit in this year! I’m also looking forward to continuing to make strides with mark’s m.powerment campaign; it’s important to me that I use my voice to inspire my young, female fans to pursue their dreams, just like I did. I’m so thankful for everything in 2010 and am extremely optimistic and excited about how much more can be accomplished this year.

MTV: Let’s talk “LOL.” We saw a lot of photos of you guys filming on location in Europe. Between “Twilight” fans and Miley fans, did you guys have to deal with a lot of paparazzi and people hanging outside set?

Greene: Miley is a phenomenon — she’s accomplished so much in the movie, TV and music worlds that it’s not surprising how much attention was attracted during filming. But we’re both professional and understand that we’re there to do our jobs. Work was our number-one priority, and everything else was background.

MTV: You’ve become a fashion icon in young Hollywood, and your “LOL” character certainly has a distinctive fashion style. Did you get to pick out any of your outfits? Keep anything? Become inspired by any of those looks?

Greene: I definitely have a say in them, but it’s more about what fits my character than me personally. In “LOL,” my character, Ashley, wears some pretty outrageous and provocative outfits that I’d never wear in real life! With Alice Cullen, we got to draw on Audrey Hepburn and Jackie O inspirations, which is a bit more me.

MTV: While filming “Apparition,” did you and Tom Felton ever compare notes about “Harry Potter” and “Twilight” fans?

Greene: Not so much comparing the fans as acknowledging how incredible they are. We are both so lucky to be a part of franchises that have ignited such a passion in young people. Very few actors get to be a part of that experience, so it’s humbling.

MTV: What “Breaking Dawn” scene are you most excited to film?

Greene: Most excited to film and see would be the big fight sequence against the Volturi. As a cast, we like to do as many of our own stunts as possible, so it’s fun and challenging to shoot those scenes. Jeff Imada, the stunt coordinator, is such a blast to work with as well. I’m learning so much from him.

MTV: Tell us about Bill Condon’s style on set. How does he differ from prior “Twilight” directors?

Greene: “There’s no way to describe what it’s like working with Bill Condon except incredible! He is so professional, patient and a fantastic leader. I get excited going to set every day knowing I get to work with him. Each director has brought such a different energy and perspective to the films. Bill is very relaxed and authoritative, in a good way. I feel very comfortable working with him.

MTV: Kristen Stewart said at the People’s Choice Awards that she filmed some scenes as a vampire. What was your reaction to seeing Kristen as a vamp?

Greene: Glad to have her officially join the Cullen family!

Alice Cullen included in list of Characters to Room with

Here’s an article on Alice Cullen, found at

http://www.alloy.com/5/54/11369/4/ref/5/54/11369/3/

Alloy has an article where the list the top 10 characters they would love to have as roommates and Alice Cullen was included in the list.

Check out who else was included in the list here.

Below is what they said about Alice:

Alice Cullen: Twilight

In The Twilight Saga, Alice goes out of her way to make sure Bella is as happy as can be at all times. She showers her with gifts and loves to use Bella as her personal Barbie doll. We’d love to tap into the endless Cullen cashflow for a little free swag, wouldn’t you?