Ashley’s Photoshoots for Teen Vogue and About Stuff

Ashley, on her boyfriend Joe Jonas:
“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.”

Ashley, on her high-profile acting job:
“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.”

Ashley, on her full schedule:
“I’m a bit of a workaholic.”

Ashley, on working with Miley Cyrus:
“She’s young, but we could relate to each other because she’s probably been through as much as a 40-year-old!”

Ashley, on growing up in the spotlight:
“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.”

Ashley, on her new roles beyond Twilight’s Alice:
“As much as I love that character, I’m excited for people to see a bit of my range.”

Ashley, on the future:
“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, on Hollywood haters:
“There will always be people who love me or hate me. That’s why I try to focus on the positive.”

Source: Teen Vogue

Ashley Greene in Teen Vogue

“All About Alice: Ashley Greene”
It’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.”

Source: TeenVogue

“Eclipse” Nominated at Razzie Awards 2011

Avert your eyes, Twi-hards. The nominations for the 31st Annual Razzie Awards were announced on Sunday night, and “Eclipse,” the third installment of the “Twilight” saga, and M. Night Shyamalan’s “The Last Airbender” lead the pack with nine nods each.

“Eclipse” may have been the least critically panned film of the series thus far, but that wasn’t enough to win over the folks at the Razzies. The movie picked up nine out of a possible 10 nominations, including Worst Picture, Worst Director (David Slade), Worst Screenplay and Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel.

But the nominations bound to ruffle the most “Twilight” fan feathers are those concerning the beloved cast, including Razzie nods for Worst Actor for Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, both of whom also received mention for other work, in “Remember Me” and “Valentine’s Day,” respectively. Other acting nominations include Kristen Stewart for Worst Actress, Jackson Rathbone for Worst Supporting Actor for “Eclipse” and “The Last Airbender” and the entire cast for Worst Screen Ensemble.

While the “Twilight” parody “Vampires Suck” also snagged a few of the same nominations, including Worst Picture and Worst Screenplay, Razzies founder John Wilson argued that “Eclipse” was more of a comedy.

According to The Associated Press, Wilson explained, “I know people who are into ‘Twilight’ who take it totally seriously and they’re very vociferous,” adding, “Those of us who are not ‘Twi-hards,’ we don’t get it. I don’t actually know any teenage girls who have had to make the choice between a werewolf and a vampire.”

Of course, Shyamalan’s “The Last Airbender” wasn’t let off the hook either. The fantasy flick, based on an animated television series of the same name, earned a paltry seven percent rating on RottenTomates.com and an equally embarrassing nine Razzie nominations.

Those include Worst Picture, Worst Eye-Gouging Use of 3-D, Worst Director and Worst Screenplay for Shyamalan and Worst Supporting Actor for Rathbone and Dev Patel.

Rounding out the Worst Picture nominations are the action comedy “The Bounty Hunter” and the “Sex and the City” sequel, which also picked up nods for Worst Sequel, Worst Supporting Actress for Liza Minnelli’s cameo, and Worst Screenplay and Director for Michael Patrick King. In addition, all four of the film’s lead actresses are simultaneously up for Worst Actress and Worst Ensemble.

Plenty of fellow A-listers felt the wrath of the Razzies this year, and whether they’ll be good sports and show up like last year’s “winner” Sandra Bullock remains to be seen. “The Bounty Hunter” stars Jennifer Aniston (also nominated for her performance in the fertility mix-up comedy “The Switch”) and Gerard Butler are both up for Razzies for their work in the summer flop. Jack Black received a nod for “Gulliver’s Travels” and Miley Cyrus for “The Last Song.”

Ashton Kutcher pulled off a double nomination for “Valentine’s Day” and “Killers.” Megan Fox is nominated twice for “Jonah Hex,” in the categories of Worst Actress and, with Josh Brolin, Worst Screen Couple (which is listed as being for “Megan Fox’s Accent and Josh Brolin’s Face”).

But it was Jessica Alba who pulled off the most bang for her buck, as her work in four flicks — “Little Fockers,” “Valentine’s Day,” “The Killer Inside Me” and “Machete” — earned her a spot on the Worst Actress list.

The Razzies, which are chosen by roughly 600 voters, will be handed out on February 26, the night before the 2011 Academy Awards. Here’s the entire list of the 2010 Razzie Award nominations:

Worst Picture
“The Bounty Hunter”
“The Last Airbender”
“Sex and the City 2”
“The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”
“Vampires Suck”

Worst Actor
Jack Black – “Gulliver’s Travels”
Gerard Butler – “The Bounty Hunter”
Ashton Kutcher – “Killers” and “Valentine’s Day”
Taylor Lautner – “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” and “Valentine’s Day”
Robert Pattinson – “Remember Me” and “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”

Worst Actress
Jennifer Aniston – “The Bounty Hunter” and “The Switch”
Miley Cyrus – “The Last Song”
Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon – “Sex and the City 2”
Megan Fox – “Jonah Hex”
Kristen Stewart – “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”

Worst Supporting Actress
Jessica Alba – “The Killer Inside Me,” “Little Fockers,” “Machete” and “Valentine’s Day”
Cher – “Burlesque”
Liza Minnelli – “Sex and the City 2”
Nicola Peltz – “The Last Airbender”
Barbra Streisand – “Little Fockers”

Worst Supporting Actor
Billy Ray Cyrus – “The Spy Next Door”
George Lopez – “Marmaduke,” “The Spy Next Door” and “Valentine’s Day”
Dev Patel – “The Last Airbender”
Jackson Rathbone – “The Last Airbender” and “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”
Rob Schneider – “Grown-Ups”

Worst Eye-Gouging Misuse of 3-D
“Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore”
“Clash of the Titans”
“The Last Airbender”
“The Nutcracker 3D”
“Saw 3D”

Worst Screen Couple/Ensemble
Jennifer Aniston & Gerard Butler – “The Bounty Hunter”
Josh Brolin’s Face & Megan Fox’s Accent – “Jonah Hex”
The Entire Cast of “The Last Airbender”
The Entire Cast of “Sex and the City 2”
The Entire Cast of “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”

Worst Director
Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer – “Vampires Suck”
Michael Patrick King – “Sex and the City 2”
M. Night Shyamalan – “The Last Airbender”
David Slade – “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”
Sylvester Stallone – The Expendables

Worst Screenplay
“The Last Airbender”
“Little Fockers”
“Sex and the City 2”
“The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”
“Vampires Suck”

Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel
“Clash of the Titans”
“The Last Airbender”
“Sex and the City 2”
“The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”
“Vampires Suck”

Source: MTV

Ashley Greene About “LOL” & “Breaking Dawn”

Ashley Greene has spent the first days of 2011 doing martial-arts training. If we didn’t know she was gearing up for some vampire fisticuffs in “Breaking Dawn,” we might say the 23-year-old is getting ready to kick, punch and otherwise pound into submission the next 12 months. Because after years spent as a beloved supporting player in the “Twilight” franchise, Greene is set to take her turn in 2011 as one of the series’ breakout stars.

The year begins with the debut of the Sundance indie “Skateland,” an ’80s coming-of-age tale. Then it’s on to “LOL,” a comedy in which she stars as a bad girl opposite Miley Cyrus. And don’t forget about “The Apparition,” a supernatural thriller that brings “Twilight” together with “Harry Potter” (Tom Felton) and “Gossip Girl” (Sebastian Stan), and the ensemble comedy, “Butter.” Oh, yeah — plus the first part of “Breaking Dawn.”

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!

Source: MTV

Kristen Stewart as Snow White?

Is Kristen Stewart the fairest of them all?

The Twilight star is on the list for the role of Snow White in Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman.

The movie, being directed by Rupert Sanders, is in deep casting mode, with Viggo Mortensen entering negotiations to play the Huntsman earlier Wednesday. Charlize Theron is in negotiations to play the evil queen.

Stewart is a name that Universal has kept coming back to since acquiring the project even as it went through a series of screen tests with actresses such as Riley Keough, Felicity Jones and Alicia Vikander. Emily Browning tested this past weekend (Stewart has reached a point in her career where testing isn’t required).

Stewart, arguably one of the biggest stars in the world thanks to the Twilight movies, has focused on indie projects in between the vampire romancers, and this could become her first studio project since becoming a name. It also would put her in the shoes of an iconic character.

The Gersh-repped actress is currently shooting the Breaking Dawn movies, but the Snow White team has been making repeated overtures even as late as last week.

Source: Hollywood Reporter