Next Movie interviewed Ashley Greene recently at Skateland premiere (which comes out today May 13) Here are few parts of the interview!
Michelle is kind of the man with the plan in "Skateland" and everyone just seems to follow. Are you at all like that?
I'm definitely driven, strong-willed and have a general idea of what I want and I'm definitely willing to go get it. That was something that really drew me to the character because it's not so often that you find a female character -- especially surrounded by a mainly male-based cast -- that is the leader in that sense that she does have her head on straight and she knows what she wants. She's mature and kind of no-nonsense.
Have you ever been a "one of the guys" kind of girl like Michelle?
I grew up the tomboy. I was always going outside and climbing trees and playing football with my brother -- I kind of wanted to be just like him. I think I'm kind of a guy's girl -- I like football and I'm not afraid to have a beer -- but I also like my manicures.
You have "Butter," a comedy, and "Apparition," a thriller, coming up – so different from each other, from "Skateland" and from "Twilight." What can you tell us about them?
"Twilight" gave me an amazing stepping stool, something to jump off of, but I wanted people to be able to see something other than Alice Cullen. "Butter" was my first comedy and it was extremely nerve-racking. I was a lot out of my element but I went in 100 percent. I talked to Ty Burrell – I think he's genius – and Jennifer [Garner] was super-sweet. Everyone was just very open, very willing to talk about anything they were doing. That was a really cool experience and it's something I'm very proud of.
"Apparition" was my first studio lead, which is a very big deal. I was extremely nervous about that one too. I think the thing I was attracted to is that sometimes in thrillers, the girls aren't the most proactive and aren't the smartest, but one of the really big key points in the film is that we wanted Kelly, my character, to be really driven, very proactive and very smart… When you have to deal with a lot of special effects, it was a different realm, but emotionally, I went to a lot of different places I hadn't been to yet. That is something I'm really excited for everyone to see.
Everyone is talking about "The Hunger Games" as the next big, "Twilight"-like thing. Have you read them?
I've definitely heard about it. I'm really interested to be able to have the time to read these books because I have a lot of friends who are really big fans of the franchise. I'm excited to see it come out, I'm excited for whomever gets to be in it, because it could hopefully, potentially be their "Twilight."
Do you think it's fair that people are already calling it the next "Twilight" or "Harry Potter?"
I think it's unfair to the actors to put that much pressure on them. It's exciting and hopefully it is. I think the only negative thing is that it has that pressure on it and I'm sure people want it to be its own entity and not compared to "Twilight" and "Harry Potter," but I think that just means that they have very high expectations.
Read the full interview over at nextmovie.com