"I recognize that I can't do this kind of thing forever."-Ashley Greene
"I recognize that I can't do this kind of thing forever."-Zac Little
"I recognize that I can't do this kind of thing forever."-What She Said
I don't mean to make it sound like I only care about Ashley Greene. I check my Taylor Lautner Google Alerts every day. But he (and Kristen Stewart) are mostly just gladhanding South Koreans, so there has been little to report. (And that's fine, I understand that international markets are important for Eclipse. But seriously, when the hell is Kristen Stewart going to go awkward it up on Letterman? Diversity of coverage is going to be important for the Pulitzer committee, when they award this blog a prize for Outstanding Twilight Coverage, as soon as that becomes a category.) So we're stuck reporting on Ashley Greene - her hair, her boobs, her amorphous, Joker-like backstory. Not that I'm really complaining; "Ashley Greene boobs" is the #1 search term bringing people to this site. (The #2 search term is "Bella masturbating." Nice job, everyone.)
Fandango, which is a publication apparently, has an "exclusive" interview with Greene (thanks for the tip, Kira). "Exclusive" probably meaning it wasn't one of those junket interviews, (I'm pretty sure in the actor version Dante's Inferno, one of the circles of hell is a never-ending press junket in a hotel function room) though I am pretty sure I've already read a bastardized version of this interview somewhere else; the author points out that Greene is a favorite of "boy-bloggers" and for the second time I had to go put some cool water in my ears. Because they were burning. So that phrase stuck out. But I think the lede was missing the last time I saw this article:
With her on-screen pixie-cut wig nowhere in sight, Green’s long, newly lightened locks cascade about her face as she considers what lies beyond her star-making stint in the mega-present Twilight films.
Painting a picture! That is journalism, right there. Incidentally the already-infamous profile of Gen. Stanley McChrystal in the next Rolling Stone starts the same way, just switch (the misspelled) "Green" with "McChrystal" and "Twilight" with "Afghanistan."
Greene mostly talks about having a viable career after Twilight, which is exactly what we have been talking about around here, though she's more optimistic than we are. And maybe she's right to be optimistic! Her upcoming projects don't sound obviously terrible, which is a great sign these days. She is not starring in any board-game-to-screen adaptations at all! Have you looked at the IMDb page for this movie Butter? Rob Corddry is in it! So is Ty Burrell! Kristen Schaal! It sounds like it will be great, and won't make any money at all! But that is how you build an interesting career; critically lauded movies that bomb (It's not like she will ever need to make a lot of money again, so she sort of has the luxury to do that on purpose, which is exactly what Kristen Stewart seems to be doing). There might be hope for Ashley Greene after all. Maybe her first nude scene really will be tasteful. And the rumor is she plays a lesbian in Butter, so me and Joey Tribbiani will have a new favorite movie in 2011.
There's also this:
Then I did a thriller called The Apparition, and that was my first studio film so I put a lot into that. I kind of pushed my limits a bit with it emotionally.
First studio film? Does Eclipse really count as an indie flick? Like, if Coldplay wasn't on a major label, would they really be an indie rock band? Have I told you my Coldplay joke yet? "I keep wondering when Coldplay is going to make their White Album, but then I remember that all Coldplay albums are white albums." It also works with Vampire Weekend.
By the way, when we were talking about whether or not Kristen Stewart could handle fame or whatever, or whether or not she was being ungrateful, I think I implied that I would be able to handle the kind of obsession Stewart and Pattinson have to deal with. I take that back, because I couldn't even handle what Greene deals with:
There's one fan in particular who I've apparently inspired, and I've met her, I think, three times now. And she made me a scrapbook of my career and my life in Hollywood, which was really special to me.
I'm pretty sure I would have had that person thrown in jail upon the second meeting. Ashley Greene is bigger than the game.