Ashley Greene has a few ground rules for interviews. One, she never comments on whether her Twilight costars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are in fact an item. “If they don’t talk about it, I’m certainly not going to,” she says.
The actress iniatilly tried out for the role of Bella before being called back to audition for Alice, a character she related to immediately upon reading the books. “Everyone asks, ‘Weren’t you jealous?’ No, I think that the casting was so spot-on, especially between Rob and Kristen,” Greene says. “Dude, I just got lucky in all fronts, because not only am I in Twilight, but the character’s just so damn lovable.”
Greene talks about the Twilight cast as if they were a second family, and about Pattinson as if he were an awkward brother. “Rob. Oh, Rob. He’s very endearing, but you’ve seen his interviews. He’s like, ‘Ah, I don’t know… Oh, God,” Greene bumbles in imitation. Despite poking a little fun at him, she credits Pattinson (she calls him a “phenomenal actor“) and the rest of the actors for helping her cope with sudden fame. “All of us essentially were unknown. So everyone kind of went through this crazy whirlwind [together],'” Greene says. “It was really nice to be able to confide in people who were going through the exact same thing.” The vampires also bonded over a mutual dislike for the makeup and the yellow contacts, which cut off their peripheral vision.