Ashley Greene’s biggest claim to fame is playing a secondary character in the Twilight series and having a set of fantastic looking leaked nudes. I’m not sure what else she’s done but I can already tell you I’ve never heard of it. Anyway, she’s such a big star now that she wants the paparazzi to just leave her alone.
On trying to de-stress before auditions. I got [to my casting], and there were cameras all around me. Everyone’s so obsessed with celebrity, I think more than ever before. It’s the instant gratification of it — the tabloids an the Internet and the camera phones. We’re just so infatuated with it that basically everyone is a stalker. I was like, “Just let me do my damn job!”
On believing in ghosts (or not): That was one of the more difficult aspects [while filming haunted house thriller The Apparition], because I try to make everything as realistic as possible; I want to experience what the character is experiencing. So to make myself believe there was something after me…it was a dark time.
On keeping her waitressing gig after booking Twilight: I was working at the Belmont Cafe in L.A., got the call, and two weeks later was rehearsing. Right when I was cast, my IMDb STARmeter [a chart that tracks actors based on how many searches are done on them] went through the roof — all of ours did, and we hadn’t even done anything yet!. I asked my boss if I could have my job back after the shoot. He was like, “I don’t think you’ll need it but OK.”
On drawing from life experience for characters:
Growing up, I didn’t have a hard life. Luckily, people are not the greatest in L.A., so once I got here and my heart was broken and people stabbed me in the back, I could use that to feel vulnerable.
On being typecast post-Twilight: It’s not like, ‘Oh, you’re the quirky best friend-slash-sister’. There’s no stereotype with Alice. And she doesn’t really look anything like me, with the pixie cut and the white makeup. So to be put in a box, I’d kind of have to do it myself. And I’m not going to do that.
Oh whatever. You’re sort of famous and people want to see pictures of you because they think you’re slightly interesting and really pretty. How terrible it must be for you that the exposure gives you more opportunities. Believe me, that no name actress would love to have her pictures sold to photo agencies instead of having a casting couch video of her traded between casting directors like a baseball card.