Ashley Greene talks about Twilight fans

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Ashley GreeneSome fans even know every single line from Twilight.

Ashley Greene: “Yes, it’s incredible. For someone to be that passionate about something and to be passionate about your character, it’s amazing.”

Was there a book or a movie or something from when you were younger that you felt that passionately about, like some of these kids do about Twilight?

Ashley Greene: “No. I mean it’s like the Beatles and I’m not…”

You’re way too young for that.

Ashley Greene: “I’m too young for the Beatles but that’s, you know, talking to my mom and stuff like that. But it’s like, you know, Elvis Presley. I think I was too old for Harry Potter. I’m like, ‘Did I miss everything?’ I loved Hanson a lot.”

I’m not sure you should admit that.

Ashley Greene: “I was also like 12, but yeah, I missed this stuff. But that’s what’s kind of more incredible about it to me is that they are that passionate. You know, my career obviously I’m very passionate about it, so it’s really nice that they share that with me. Because, you know, everybody wants something to love that much.”

Absolutely. And speaking of your career, has Twilight been a real launching pad for other projects?

Ashley Greene: “It has. Yes, that’s the other thing. It’s opened these doors. It’s great. I filmed actually after the wrap of Twilight I filmed Summer’s Blood in Canada and I’m in the midst of filming something called Skateland which is a movie that’s set in the ’80s which was fun to do. And I’m like I look so much like my mom whenever you’ve got the hair, Farrah Fawcett hair and makeup, so I sent her a picture and that was really cool. But, yeah, you know the buzz helps but people are just more confident in hiring you, and I think I’m more confident in myself and it helps. It shows in the room and I’m kind of like, ‘I can do this. This is what I want to do.’ And then just generally, producers and directors that want to meet you because you’re part of something that’s predicted to be kind of a big thing.”

Huge.

Ashley Greene: [Laughing] “I wasn’t going to say that but it’s okay if you do. But yeah, they want to meet these people. They want to meet us and so that’s been really, really helpful.”

Now you can be picky about what you want, right?

Ashley Greene: “Yes, and that’s another confidence thing, I think, is that before I was like, ‘What if I don’t work again?’ Or, ‘What if I don’t get another offer?’ But now I have turned things down, which is also a good feeling. Because I want to do roles that speak to me and that affect me and maybe affect other people and eventually have someone like Charlize Theron’s career. She and Johnny Depp, they get to transform and they’re not [typecast]. Some people play and you’re like, ‘Oh, that’s so and so. So and so plays so and so in every movie.’ But it’s like Charlize and Johnny Depp and people like that, and Christian Bale and Matt Damon, they will transform into these roles and that’s I think what’s intriguing about acting to me is that you get to become these other people. And that’s why I love film rather than… TV is great but film you get to be this person for three months, or maybe three years if Twilight does what it’s supposed to do, but yes.”

Well, three years… They’ve got to make sure that you guys don’t age too much.

Ashley Greene: “I know, I know.”

That’s the hard part about playing a vampire.

Ashley Greene: “That’s what everyone said. ‘You guys could make…’ and I was like, ‘No, we couldn’t.’ Because I’d have to look like I’m 16 for a few more years then.”

They’ve got to get the next one started. Have they talked to you about it at all?

Ashley Greene: “They, you know, I think the weird thing is is it’s up on IMBD, like New Moon is. So I was like, ‘Well that’s a good sign.’ And there’s been like little things kind of said and done but no one’s actually specifically said, ‘Hey listen, this is when you’re working.'”

They should just get it over with and tell all of you.

Ashley Greene: “Tell me that I’m going to do it because I’m ready. Of course all my friends and family are asking and I’d like to say yes. I think we all would. But I’m thinking hopefully that.. What are they saying about the online sells? What percent is sold out?”

I think they were saying the opening weekend is sold out.

Ashley Greene: “I’m going to say they’re going to make a second one. I said to my mom, I go, ‘It’s a good thing you’re coming to the premiere because you won’t be able to get a ticket.’ I wouldn’t be able to get a ticket. But so, yes, I think hopefully they’ll film the second and third back to back, like what they did with Pirates of the Caribbean. But that’s up to them. But I think it would be smart.”

It would be the best move. So how tough was the baseball scene for you?

Ashley Greene: “You know, two weeks of rehearsal, I worked with a coach for two weeks and I was so tired of baseball by the time we finished. He went, ‘You throw like a girl,’ so I learned to throw like a boy. And I was kind of a brat and I was like, ‘I’m so tired of this,’ but by the time it came to the baseball scene I was so glad that we worked so hard and I had stuck it out.”

Because your pitching motion looks really good. It looks authentic.

Ashley Greene: “Yeah, and that was the thing. They’re like, ‘We can speed it up. You don’t have to pitch at 100 miles per hour or whatever…’ I was like, ‘That’s not going to happen,’ because that’s called movie magic. But the form was what they were most concerned about and getting the ball to go right by the camera, which was kind of nerve-racking for me because I hit the camera. I hit the camera man, too. Only once though, which is out of a couple… however many takes we did, I was kind of proud of. But yeah, I saw the finished product. I did see it in ADR and I’m really happy with it. I’m really happy that I worked so hard. As much as I complained about it, I’m glad how it turned out. I think my brother will be proud.”

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