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Ashley Greene on Twilight

Published November 30, 2008 in Movie Interviews
By Fred Topel | Image property of Summit Entertainment
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Ashley Greene hasn't even hit it big yet and already she has a following. These fans aren't devoted to her episodic stints on Shark and Crossing Jordan. As soon as she was cast as Alice Cullen in Twilight, they found her.

Ashley Greene on Twilight

"Yeah, I didn't realize it was going to be such a huge deal until we were filming in Portland," Greene said. "My mom said, 'You have a fan site.' I was like, 'People don't know who I am.' You know, before the film's even done, so it's a pleasant surprise. They just saw photos of us online."

Were she not in the film, Greene might have been one of those fans herself. "I actually read the first one before my first meeting. I wasn't aware of them before that but my manager came to me and said this is a really great opportunity. It has the potential to be good and don't mess up, basically. But they didn't send the script out and they didn't send breakdowns so they read the book in a day and a half and fell in love with it and read the second and third, just because I wanted to. So I get why people are so in love with it. When I finally got cast in the part, I was ecstatic and cried and super happy."

Even Greene marveled at her vamped out self. "They did a fantastic job at kind of transforming all of us. We're supposed to be these exquisite people but then we're supposed to be these exquisite people trying to fit in, so it was a really hard [balance]."

Flying around wasn't too bad either. "Wirework was amazing. It was super fun. You know, it's not actually that difficult to take to I don't think. You know, they rehearsed it 20 times. The first couple takes were kind of embarrassing actually, us trying to do it."

It was the film's set piece baseball scene that gave her the most difficulty. "I actually hit a cameraman with a baseball," she admitted.

Twilight is out in theaters now.

For the trailers, posters, stills, review and more movie info, go to the Twilight Movie Page.

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