Two months after losing her beloved fox terrier in an apartment fire, Twilight’s Ashley Greene has found a surefire way to move forward with her loss: shifting her focus to helping others.
“Obviously, I’ve had a rough few months, but I’m doing okay. I’m exploring new opportunities, and I try to participate in charity events as much as possible. It’s very important to me to focus on others, not just myself. You look at children with cancer and you think, ‘Wow, it really puts my own problems into perspective.’ Not to say that what we all go through isn’t important, but there are people who have much greater problems that they deal with every day.”
Greene caught up with PEOPLE backstage at the Runway to Hope Spring Fashion Soiree on Saturday. The event, founded by CNN analyst Mark NeJame and his wife Josie, raised more than $700,000 for pediatric cancer research. Greene and Olympic medalist Gabby Douglas emceed a fashion show and chatted with the runway models – all pediatric cancer patients.
“The numbers are just staggering. More than 12,000 children are diagnosed with cancer every year. I definitely wanted to lend my name to something like this.”
Next up for Greene: a role in the upcoming drama CBGB. One thing you won’t see? The actress playing a vampire anytime soon.
“If I’ve been getting vampire offers, my management hasn’t been sending them to me. We agreed that, unless a vampire role is spectacular, I just can’t do it.”
As for her Twilight costars, Greene says they mainly bump into each other on red carpets.
“I still try to keep up with everyone, but we don’t see each other as much as we’d like to. And then there’s always Skype! I chatted with Kellan Lutz the other day and he was in Bulgaria!”
With eleven nominations under its belt, there was little doubt that “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2″ was going to be in for a rough ride last night as the Magicopolis theater in Santa Monica, California played host to the 33rd Golden Raspberry Awards – a.k.a. The Razzies – which celebrates that absolute worst in cinematic achievement from the past twelve months.
The final instalment of The Twilight Saga received seven awards in total: Worst Picture, Worst Director (Bill Condon), Worst Actress (Kristen Stewart, shared with Snow White and the Huntsman), Worst Supporting Actor (Taylor Lautner), Worst Screen Ensemble, Worst Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel and Worst Screen Couple (Mackenzie Foy and Taylor Lautner). Perhaps the Razzies took the opportunity to ‘honour’ the Twilight franchise as a whole, much like the Academy Awards did with The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King back in 2004?
Despite its dominance, Breaking Dawn – Part 2 wasn’t the only ‘winner’ last night, with Razzie favourite Adam Sandler picking up Worst Actor for That’s My Boy, which also received Worst Screenplay, while Rihanna was named Worst Supporting Actress for her role in Battleship.
Seventeen Magazine has released an exclusive interview with Ashley Greene, in which she dishes on dating, her famous exes and ‘Breaking Dawn’.
The Funniest Part Of Filming The Final Movie
“We secretly coordinated a dance-off during a scene! We were all in on it, but [director] Bill Condon didn’t know. [All the vampires] were supposed to charge at each other and destroy each other, but instead we just started dancing! Everyone did it—the Cullen clan and probably 20 vampire extras! It was such an amazing way to end it all.”
On Her Famous Exes
“I certainly have [been in love]. I can still love an ex as a person, regardless if the breakup was bad. I would never wish anything negative on them. It takes more energy to hate them than to wish them well.”
Her Thoughts On Rob & Kristen
“Hopefully it won’t taint [the movie] and people will still be able to enjoy it. I think a lot of people see us as our characters. I really want them to still be able to do that.”
Where She Worked As A Teen
“When I was 15, I worked at a dry cleaner because I wanted Abercrombie & Fitch jeans. My mom told me I could have $20 jeans, not $70 jeans, unless I was willing to work for them. So I did! I got a job so I could buy the clothes that I wanted. I also worked in a corporate office as a phone operator—I’ve worked literally everywhere in Jacksonville, FL and L.A. One of the places I worked in L.A. was the Roosevelt Hotel!”
How She Describes Her Style
“I have a very classic take on fashion. I like my accessories to pop, but in general, my style is pretty classic.”
Her Thoughts On Dating
“I’ve definitely been in relationships where I’ve given too much, and I’ve been in relationships where I haven’t given enough. I think it’s a work in progress. I have to find that person where it clicks.”
With her new movie “Breaking Dawn – Part 2″ set to hit theaters on November 16th, Ashley Greene pitched in on promotions by covering the December 2012 issue of British GQ magazine. The 25-year-old actress put her assets on display by donning a black bikini top for the Benny Horne shot front page while opening up about missing her hometown boyfriend to her current dating situation.
On missing her hometown boyfriend:
Dating is a hard, hard thing when you have this job. Sometimes I wish I could just go back to Florida and, like, date my home-town boyfriend.
On why dating in Hollywood is complicated:
When I’m dating a guy and he says, ‘I don’t want press’, and then says, ‘Let’s go to Katana for dinner’ – I’m like, ‘Really? You don’t want to just walk down the street to some dive? You don’t want to get photographed but you want to go to a place where you know there’s paparazzi?’
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With her new movie “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2″ set to hit theaters on November 16th, Ashley Greene garnered herself a little early exposure by covering the November 2012 issue of Marie Claire magazine.
The 25-year-old actress looked gorgeous in Dolce & Gabbana for the Tesh shot front page while dishing about everything from balancing work and play and how “Twilight” catapulted her career. Highlights from Miss Greene’s interview are as follows.
On being on the celebrity fast track:
It was a hard adjustment going from zero to 100 in a day. But it was also hard to talk to [friends], because you don’t want to be a jerk. After the movie [Twilight] came out, some people said, ‘You changed.’ And I said, ‘I haven’t changed, dude. Your opinion of me has changed because I’m working on this film.’ Trust me, my parents would let me know.
On the challenge of focusing on both career and personal life:
I’m always here and there – everyone in my industry is – and that’s why a lot of relationships are fleeting. I’ve gotten very good at detaching whenever I have to go away for three months, which I realize is hard on friends and kind of selfish. You go on a couple of dates, and then someone ships off to do a movie. It’s not like you’re going to fly out and see them, because it’s not serious enough for that.
On traveling first-class for Twilight and being a working actress:
Twilight has ruined me. When this is all over, flying internationally is going to be very hard for me. It is just not worth it to buy a first-class ticket, because of the cost. I’m lucky because my dad taught me to be frugal and save. And that’s important because I want to know that I don’t have to take an acting job for two or three years if I don’t want to and that I’ll still be able to make my house and car payments and buy food for my dogs.
With just over a month remaining until the November “Breaking Dawn – Part 2″ theatrical debut, Ashley Greene garnered herself a little overseas exposure by covering the October 2012 issue of Women’s Health South Africa. Highlights from Miss Greene’s interview are as follows.
On getting her start in acting:
I knew I was never going to make a big as a model, so acting was something I thought I should try. I made a deal with my parents that if I stayed out of trouble and didn’t have to borrow too much money, they’d let me keep auditioning instead of coming back to Florida to go to college.
On “Twilight” coming to an end:
I have a lot of mixed emotions. This has been a huge chunk of the past five years of my life and it’s given me an incredible platform and fan base. It’s also scary to realize that I have to make the most my opportunity so I can make my mark in other films. So there’s that kind of anxiety, but also the sadness and nostalgia that comes with knowing I’m going to miss all the actors and crew.
On her career of evolvement:
I’m at the point where I’m able to go for the big roles every top actress wants to play. It’s a whole other level for me now, but I’m ambitious and I think I have the talent to make it. If you don’t believe in yourself, no one else can make it happen for you.
Twilight fans, get ready to see Ashley Greene in a whole new light! The actress who’s best known for playing Edward Cullen’s sweet vampire sister is showing her wild side in the new comedy “Butter”. The 25-year-old actress plays a high school student who rebells against her ultra-conservative stepmother by hooking up with a female stripper. So what did Greene think about getting down and dirty with Olivia Wilde?
“Luckily Olivia and I had become friends, so it was all fun,” she tells iVillage. “It was tastefully done and done in the name of laughs and comedy. So it wasn’t quite as intense as it could have been in different context.”
Greene also dished to iVillage about saying goodbye to the Twilight Saga, which will come to an end after next month’s release of “Breaking Dawn – Part 2″.
“It’s kind of closing a chapter in my life,” she says. “I think I’m going to miss being able to go to set with people who have kind of become like family to me…But I think it’s nice that we were able to end it the way that we did.”
Watch the exclusive video interview to find out how Greene like making her first comedy and what she thinks of the rumors that she’ll be starring in the 50 Shades of Grey movie.
Few days ago Ashley made an appearance on “Conan” where she talked about the crazy “Twilight” fans’ requests as well as kissing her “Butter” co-star Olivia Wilde. You can watch the interview below, for stills & screencaptures visit the gallery.
It has been a long-running practice for musicians to hide “secret tracks” at the end of their albums, and now “Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2″ is jumping on the bandwagon. During a recent interview, Ashley Greene indicated that moviegoers will be treated to some bonus footage during the end credits.
Kicking off the week with a media appearance, Ashley Greene paid a visit to “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in Hollywood last night. The Alice Cullen actress looked beautiful in a red dress and stylish coif as she talked with Kimmel about what she’s been up to this summer, including a trip back to her hometown in Florida.
I’ve been really busy with my personal life the last few weeks and in a mean time Ashley has been busy as well gracing covers and getting features in magazines including Esquire, Cosmopolitan and Nylon.
Year: 2013 As: Lisa Kristal Status: Filming Director: Randall Miller
A look at the New York City punk-rock scene and the venerable nightclub, CBGB.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2
Year: 2012 As: Alice Cullen Status: Post-production Director: Bill Condon
After the birth of Renesmee, the Cullens gather other vampire clans in order to protect the child from a false allegation that puts the family in front of the Volturi.
Year: 2012 As: Kelly Status: Completed Director: Todd Lincoln
A couple are haunted by a supernatural presence that is unleashed during a college experiment.
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