Ashley Greene (Brooke Nipar)
In the next few months you'll be seeing a lot of Greene, who has three movies coming soon to a theater near you. In addition to "Breaking Dawn: Part 2," which, as the last film in the saga, is pretty much guaranteed to be tops at the box office, she'll appear in "Butter" with Jennifer Garner and Hugh Jackman, and the supernatural thriller "The Apparition" opposite Sebastian Stan. "What 'Twilight' gave me was years to consider how I wanted to work otherwise," Greene says in a new interview with Esquire.
But make no mistake, getting to this point was work. "You make five movies with the same people and they really do feel like family," Greene says of her "Twilight" pals, including close friends Kellan Lutz and Jackson Rathbone, as well as Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and the rest of the gang. "But film those same five movies in different locations, and none of the locations ever really feels like home."
And while the young Hollywood star now has many offers flowing in, Greene says it wasn't always that way. "In my second year in Los Angeles, when I was 18, I wasn't getting any bookings, so I stopped going out, stopped partying," she tells the magazine. "It was a matter of getting to the work. I had to focus."
Greene, who has been dating Broadway star Reeve Carney since 2011, is now focusing on her future in Hollywood. And while many actresses are terrified of aging — as evident by all the plastic surgery on the red carpet — Greene is very much looking forward to her milestone 30th birthday in a few years. "It's a good age," she says. "It's an age of choices."
For Greene's full interview, pick up the August issue of Esquire, on newsstands July 10.
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